Video: “Water U” Doing Houston? – Water Conservation, Rain Harvesting, and Rain Gardens
Didn’t get to the NPSOT Houston Chapter monthly meeting on June 15th or just want to hear/see it again? No problem.
Watch the above video of Daniel Cunningham, Horticulturist, Water University, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas, Texas give his June meeting presentation on this exciting, interesting and very timely topic.
Houston is one of the fastest growing cities in the country and has one of the most complex water systems. In order to meet the demands of a growing population, a quarter of Texas’ future water needs is planned to be met through conservation. This program addresses the critical need for conservation in the Houston area with a whole systems approach to water budgeting, incorporating practical solutions to manage water during flood or drought. The presentation will focus on Native Plant Selection, Indoor and Outdoor Water Conservation, Rainwater Harvesting, Rain Gardens, Drip Irrigation, and New Water Conserving Technologies adaptable to the gulf coast region.
About the speaker:
As a Horticulturalist with Water University, Daniel Cunningham addresses professionals and the public to provide the most sustainable information about landscape water use from design and plant selection to water conserving landscape management practices. Daniel specializes in Texas native plants, vegetable gardening, edible landscaping and rainwater harvesting. He also frequently forages for his own food and provides information for developing wildlife-friendly landscapes. Daniel received a B.S. in Environmental Horticulture with a minor in Natural Resource Management from Texas Tech University.