West 8 to present at the ASLA 2016 Annual Meeting and EXPO
The ASLA 2016 Annual Meeting and EXPO, held in New Orleans from October 21-24th, is the largest gathering of landscape architecture professionals and students in the world. This year’s theme ‘explores a celebration of place.’
This year, West 8 New York Principal-in-Charge, Claire Agre presents an education session on Saturday October 22nd entitled “Great Landscapes on Wet Sites: Understanding and Managing High Water Tables.”
Claire will act as moderator for three expert panelists Jeffrey L. Bruce, President, Jeffrey L. Bruce & Company LLC; Barrett L. Kays Senior Soil, Hydrologic, Groundwater Scientist & Landscape Architect, Landis; and Robert Pine, Principal, Pine & Swallow Environmental.
Coastal, waterfront, floodplain, urban disturbed, and clay upland soils often have a shallow water table that impacts the soils and plants. This hour and half educational session, which runs from 11.00am to 12.30PM, will explore factors that cause a high water table, and examine the variety of approaches that each of the speakers have used to monitor, evaluate, and manage dynamic water table fluctuations on major landscape architectural projects.