As a wise veteran contractor once said, “There are only three things I think about when I look at a potential jobsite, and they are drainage, drainage, and drainage!” This is a topic that was very straightforward in the past. When drainage impacts created problems, we simply disposed of this excess water as rapidly as possible.
Innovative approaches to drainage have remolded our response to such issues. Available options today include infiltration, treatment and nutrient removal, trash separation, passive irrigation and much more. During this session, participants can expect to be brought up to date on the industry’s latest product innovations.
Drainage technology innovations have resulted in a very broad and deep combination of products and practices designed to match site requirements with sustainable solutions and positive results.
Speaker: Peter Hanrahan
Peter Hanrahan is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control, and has more than 42 years of industry experience. In addition to presentations in Taiwan and the Dominican Republic, Peter has also presented at the national level for many organizations, including the International Erosion Control Association, Land Improvement Contractors of America, the Geotechnical Fabrics Institute, the National Working Waterfront Network, and the American Water Works Association.
His articles have been published in many magazines, including Erosion Control, Land & Water, Geosynthetics, and Landscape Architect & Specifier News.
He has also assisted with the development of erosion control standards with the Illinois Tollway Authority, and the State Departments of Transportation in New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas and Illinois.