WASHINGTON, DC, Feb. 19, 2009 -- On Feb. 18, 2009, EPA's Watershed Academy presented a Webcast entitled Green Roofs: Beautiful and Innovative Solutions to Storm Water Pollution. The Webcast provided an introduction to the issue of urban runoff and green roof technology. The expert presenters were: Steven W. Peck, founder and president of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC); Robert D. Cameron from the Center for Green Roof Research at Penn State University; and Tom Liptan with Portland's Bureau of Environmental Services. They discussed the benefits of green roofs and shared their experiences as leaders in the green roof movement.
EPA's Watershed Academy Webcasts reach thousands of federal, state and local practitioners with the latest training on watershed management topics through convenient on-line training. The Webcasts build local, state and regional capacity to achieve measurable water quality improvements, targeted to meet Strategic Plan objectives. All EPA Webcasts are archived on the Watershed Academy Webcast Web page.