Updated: Jan 2
University of Illinois Extension’s Community and Economic Development team will host a free webinar on Thursday, December 6, at Noon, entitled Stormwater 101: How to Address Local Flooding and Water Quality Issues, presented by Amy Ando, PhD. Agricultural and Consumer Economics from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Eliana Brown, Outreach Specialist, Illinois Water Resource Center. The webinar will address best management practices for addressing urban stormwater quality and quantity challenges. We will discuss both the practices and the fiscal implications of stormwater solutions.
Presented by: Amy Ando, PhD. Agricultural and Consumer Economics; Eliana Brown, Outreach Specialist, Illinois Water Resource Center
Thursday, December 6, 2018, Noon to 1PM (Central Standard Time)
Amy W. Ando is a Professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics. She earned a B.A. in Economics from Williams College in 1990 and a Ph.D. in Economics from M.I.T in 1996. Prior to joining the faculty at Illinois, she worked as a Fellow at Resources for the Future for three years, where she is now serves as University Fellow. Ando has studied environmental and natural resource economics with a focus on the economics of species and habitat conservation, including research to inform optimal conservation planning, descriptive analyses of actual private and public conservation behavior, and research to improve aquatic habitat through better stormwater management policy.
Eliana Brown works with communities, Master Gardener organizations, and others to educate members on stormwater pollution and best management practices. She leads the program’s role in the implementation of the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy. Prior to joining us as an outreach specialist, she worked for University of Illinois Facilities & Services as the MS4 coordinator and at the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency as a field engineer. Eliana has a master’s in environmental engineering and a bachelor’s in general engineering from the University of Illinois.