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Biomimicry for Sustainable Watersheds and Coasts

You will learn about a new biomimicry paradigm representing how nature addresses water scarcity and quality, and how it guides sustainable design and development. By using nature as a model, measure and mentor, designers can emulate successful strategies and incorporate them into solutions. The use of the design spiral guides the process, and Life’s Principles measure the success of proposed designs. This course will provide basic biomimicry concepts as a foundation, analyze case studies, demonstrate ways to look to nature for inspiration, and engage you in a design challenge.

Who Should Attend?

Students, urban planners, environmental and ecological engineers and planners, urban landscape architects and developers, designers, engineers, CEOs, educators, experts affiliated with NGOs interested in green sustainable development.

This course can be applied to the Water Technology Certificate.

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Develop vocabulary related to biological processes and biomimicry
  • Identify examples of the use of biomimicry
  • Describe the operating conditions of our planet, including water-based chemistry, dynamic non-equilibrium and limits and boundaries
  • Give examples of Life’s Principles
  • Relate the importance of design that incorporates Life’s Principles

Dates and locations to be announced.