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NC Green Industry Council - 7th Annual Water Symposium "The Future of Water in a Green World"

June 22, 2017

Green industry council





Earn Continuing Education Credit!*


Irrigation Association (6.25 hrs)

NC Board for Engineers and Surveyors (7 hrs)

NC Irrigation Contractors' Licensing Board (6 Irrigation hrs, 2 Business hrs)

NC Landscape Contractors' Licensing Board (5 hrs)

Water Pollution Control Systems Operators (6 hrs)

Water Treatment Facility Operators (7 hrs)

Applied for and Pending:

National Association of Landscape Professionals (7 hrs)

NC Board of Landscape Architects (7 hrs)


*Please Note: You must attend the entire conference to receive credit.

Sign-in and proof of attendance sheets will only be available at the end of the day.


About the Symposium

This dynamic 2017 program features 10 speakers from around the country whose presentations focus on “Water in the Performance Landscape.” Click here for speaker information.

In addition to the program, participants will enjoy:

 - Lunch 
 - Networking 
- Sponsor Promotional Tables
- The Blue Green Innovator of the Year Award Presentation

Click here for presentation descriptions.

8:00-8:30 a.m.


8:30 a.m.


Jonathan Richardson, NCGIC President

8:40-9:30 a.m.

Getting Water Right - Opening Keynote Address

Warren Gorowitz

Ewing Irrigation and Irrigation Association - Phoenix, AZ

9:30-10:20 a.m.

The City as Ecology

Kevin Nunnery

Biohabitats - Raleigh, NC and Baltimore, MD

10:35-11:25 a.m.

The Performance Landscape

Barbara Deutsch

Landscape Architecture Foundation - Washington, DC

11:25-11:45 a.m. The Blue Green Innovator of the Year Award

11:45-12:30 p.m. Lunch and Visit with Sponsors

12:35-1:05 p.m.

Update from the Dean

Dr. Rich Linton, Dean

College of Agriculture & Life Sciences

NC State University, Raleigh, NC

1:05-1:55 p.m.

Blades of Green/Shades of Ecology

Dr. Grady Miller

NC State University, Raleigh, NC

1:55-2:45 p.m.

Green Infrastructure on the Ground: 

Curating the Functional Landscape

Dan Gottlieb and Rachel Woods

NC Museum of Art - Raleigh, NC

3:00-3:50 p.m.

Montgomery County's RainScapes Program

Through an Industry Lens                               

Ann English

Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection

Rockville, MD

3:50-4:40 p.m.

Making the Case for Landscape Water Use
Zach Johnson
Colorado State University - Ft. Collins, CO


1101 Gorman St.
Raleigh, NC 27606


Free Parking!

Reminder: You must attend the entire conference to receive CEUs. Attendance sign-in and proof of attendance sheets will only be available at the end of the day.