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Stormwater Management in a Changing Climate: Looking to Nature for Ideas, Sept. 16

Please join us on Friday Sept. 16 at 12 p.m. via Zoom as we welcome Andrea Ludwig, rain or shine!

An associate professor of biosystems engineering and soil science, she will be speaking about the many challenges of keeping up with our changing climate.

“The design of stormwater management systems relies on anticipating the water balance in the landscape,” Ludwig said. “What does that look like under the uncertainty of a changing climate?”

Ludwig will explore what a changing climate means for water issues in Tennessee and the concept of nature-based designs for resilient infrastructure.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Register for the Sept. 16 Science Forum today.

About Andrea Ludwig

Andrea Ludwig is an associate professor in the UT Department of Ecological Engineering in the Biosystems Engineering & Soil Science. She has served as the Stormwater Management Specialist for UT Extension since 2010. She is the program director for Tennessee Smart Yards and co-leads Backyard STEM curriculum development for Tennessee 4H.

She holds a BS in bio and ag engineering and MS in environmental engineering from the University of Arkansas, and a PhD in biological systems engineering from Virginia Tech.

She is the past president of the American Ecological Engineering Society and has been awarded the Moss Award, Hicks Award at UT, as well as three departmental awards for her service activities. She is an avid trail runner and mountain biker and a budding naturalist.

About the Science Forum

Started in 1933, the UT Science Forum is one of the oldest UT organizations. Its purpose? To share the latest scientific research with the public.

Nearly 90 years later, the UT Science Forum provides an excellent opportunity for UT students, faculty, staff, and the public to learn about research at UT, ORNL, and other local facilities.

Join us Fridays at noon for an opportunity to discuss the latest scientific research with distinguished professors and researchers. Presentations are 40 minutes and designed for the public. A question-and-answer session follows each presentation.

For the health and safety of our campus and Knoxville community, we will host all fall 2022 Science Forum lectures on Zoom. Visit the Zoom Help Center to learn more about setting up an account and joining a meeting.