The last in this semester’s series of “Sewanee: The Year of Water" speakers will join us at 6 p.m. in Gailor Auditorium on Wednesday, November 8th. Brad Collett will discuss “Water Quality by Design: Methods, Outcomes and Trajectories of the Tennessee River Project and HydroLIT”.
Brad is an Associate Professor in the Department Plant Sciences with a faculty appointment to the UT School of Landscape Architecture and he will speak about his work and that of his students in developing valuable resources for protecting Tennessee’s water quality and the new Tennessee River project. His teaching and research interests include landscape performance, specifically watershed stewardship through operative landscapes and low impact planning, design and development. Through community-engaged coursework, he has published two books focused on water resources in East Tennessee: Low Impact Development: Opportunities for the PlanET Region, and HydroLIT: Southeast Tennessee Water Quality Playbook. In partnership with the College of Architecture and Design’s Governor’s Chair for Energy and Urbanism, he is Director of the Tennessee River Project, a multi-year, watershed-based teaching, research, and outreach initiative launched in Fall 2016.