November 18, 2015 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Online webcast
WEF and EPA Region 3

Faster…Cheaper…Greener Webcast Series
“Connecting Natural and Built Systems for Economic Growth and Resiliency”

This is the second in the series of three webcasts exploring new water-centric strategies, designs, technologies and applications inspired by nature to create solutions for a prosperous planet. Bioinspired Innovations, many pertaining to significant water-related issues such as quality, quantity, and scarcity, are increasing revenues, mitigating risk, reducing costs, improving health, and supporting the development of a regenerative and resilient society. These exciting innovations are highlighted in Terrapin Bright Green’s recently published reports – Tapping into Nature: The Future of Energy, Innovation, and Business and 14 Patterns of Biophilic Design: Improving Health and Well-Being in the Built Environment.

This session will feature technology innovations inspired by nature. These designs are derived from organisms and ecosystems across the globe and can be used to alleviate water issues facing communities across America. The presentation will describe existing bio-inspired technologies that deal with water quantity and quality while providing insight into how these technologies are designed. This webcast is targeted at professionals interested in innovative technologies that help communities deal with water scarcity, water abundance, and water quality.


Dominique Lueckenhoff, Deputy Director, USEPA Region 3 Water Protection Division


Erika Hanson, Industrial Partnerships, Terrapin Bright Green

Allison Bernett, Research Analyst, Terrapin Bright Green

Cas Smith, Project Manager, Terrapin Bright Green