Resilient Infrastructure & Restoration Under a Changing Climate with Filtrexx Compost-Based Best Management Practices

Working in soil erosion and sediment control or storm water management in a watershed that is prone to drought – perhaps even at risk of wildfire? How about a watershed where rainfall accumulations or storm intensities have increased – perhaps even subject to tropical storms and depressions? Have you noticed historic design storms are no longer viable, where 10, 25, and even 100 year rain events occur with ever greater frequency?

If you can relate to any of this, you may be very interested to learn how Compost-Based Best Management Practices (BMPs) can have a profound impact on the resilience of watersheds under significant stress from climate change. Learn how these materials and practices help to restore soils and watersheds, making them more resilient to both drought and storms. Gain understanding on why the closer a watershed is to its natural steady state, the more stable and resilient it will be when placed under chronic or severe stress.

Dr. Britt Faucette, Ph.D., is an Ecosystem Scientist, CPESC, and LEED AP. He earned his Ph.D. from the Odom School of Ecology at the University of Georgia where he researched soil-water-plant performances of various BMPs used in soil erosion and stormwater management applications; served as a state specialist in storm water management, organics recycling, and pollution prevention programs; and served as an adjunct professor. Britt coordinates research, design, and training services for the stormwater and organic materials management industries and serves on technical committees and boards with ASTM, GRHC, CCREF, and IECA. In 2008 he was awarded the annual USCC Clean Water Award. Britt has authored numerous peer-reviewed and popular press publications and popular press articles, two books, federal and state specifications, and has been awarded nearly $500,000 in research grants.