Free Webinar: Adapting Landscape Plants, Policies, and Management to a Water-Limited Future
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Number of CEUs
Adapting Landscape Plants, Policies, and Management to a Water-Limited Future
Tom Brown, USDA Forest Service
Heidi Kratsch, University of Nevada, Reno
Climate change, growing populations, and increasing water demands across sectors increase the vulnerability of water supplies across the US to shortage, driving a range of policies and community- and site-scale choices on water management in urban and community landscapes. It is critical for policy makers and water resource planners to have accurate estimates of the extent to which these changes are likely to occur and for property owners and managers to understand the choices available to them for appropriate landscape plant selection and proper irrigation of trees and shrubs. Tom Brown will present his work from the 2020 RPA Assessment on projected large scale changes in temperature, precipitation, water yield, water, demand, and water shortages. Heidi Kratsch will speak to behavior change, particularly in irrigation practices, that can help individuals and communities adapt to water shortages and increasing water costs, sustain tree canopies, and avoid the negative effects of canopy loss.