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Sept 30 Integrated Design for Drought, Fire, Flood, Climate & More! with Art Ludwig

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Integrated Design for Drought, Fire, Flood, Climate & More!
with Art Ludwig, Ecological Systems Designer, "Greywater Guru'", & Author

Tuesday, September 30, 6-7:30pm, 2014
Santa Barbara Public Library, Faulkner Gallery
Suggested Donation $12
Join ecological systems designer Art Ludwig for an evening talk titled "Integrated Design for Drought, Fire, Flood, and Climate", at the downtown Santa Barbara Central Library, Faulkner Gallery, on September 30.

The first lecture in a series of talks and workshops for the Fall of 2014 that will share and explain integrated designs appropriate for super efficient fixtures, rainwater harvesting, water reuse; and non-toxic, low carbon, fire-safe construction and much more.

Integrating the solutions to these diverse issues according to Art Ludwig is the key to revolutionary improvements for the ecology, economy, and sustainability of our homes, landscapes and cities. Drought resilience is just one of the many benefits that comes from considering all the relevant design factors at once.

The presentation will cover:
The significance of our place and moment in history
What can we do now to make the future better
The necessity for systems thinking
The water-energy-climate connection
How to make an accurate, four dimensional map of your context
Santa Barbara's water budget
How you can dramatically improve the water budget on your land
The smart money is on green infrastructure
The role of humans in the ecosystem; taking the edge off flood and drought
Rainwater infiltration
The impact of transportation choices on the water cycle
The peril of stranded water and transportation assets
How we will deal with fire in the future

With current drought and climate conditions begging for innovative solutions going way beyond superficial quick fixes, and noting "a crisis is a terrible thing to waste", Ludwig is eager to share over 30 years of experience and strategies, making the sometimes technical aspects of ecologcial design accessible to a broad audience of homeowners, policy makers, agency staff, landscape architects, landscapers, students & architects.

Art Ludwig is an ecological systems designer with more than 30 years full-time experience in water, wastewater systems, energy, shelter and human powered transport. His specialty is complex, integrated "systems of systems." Ludwig has studied and worked in 22 different countries, attaining fluency in 5 languages. He has consulted for the states of New York, California, and New Mexico on water reuse policy and building codes, and given dozens of lectures and workshops. He has developed numerous innovations which have been adopted worldwide, incorporated in building codes, etc., all of which he has published into the public domain.

Ludwig designed his own education in Ecological Systems Design, graduating from UC Berkeley. At Berkeley, he developed the first cleaners specifically designed to be bio-compatible with plants and soil, and founded a successful business to manufacture and distribute them. He is the author of "Water Storage", "Principles of Ecological Design", and "Create an Oasis with Greywater", as well as numerous articles.

The event takes place on Tuesday, September 30, 6-7:30 pm at the downtown Santa Barbara Public Library, Faulkner Gallery,40 E. Anapamu St, 93101. Suggested Donation $12, no reservations required. More info: margie@sbpermaculture.org 805-962--2571.

Event Sponsor: Sweetwater Collaborative

Co-Sponsors: Santa Barbara Permaculture Network & Oasis Design

More Info:

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Art Ludwig & Oasis Design

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