“Water: The Key to Sustainable Design”

Tuesday, April 5th 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Ozark Community Center

1531 W Jackson Street


The presentation will focus on the following key concepts:


  • Provide an overview of the scientific principles and functions associated with historical patterns of hydrology and the hydrological relationships between terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.
  • Discuss land and water resource impacts associated with contemporary urban, suburban, and rural agricultural land use practices including adverse effects on flooding, aquifer depletion, water quality degradation, habitat and bio-diversity loss, climate change, and even global warming.
  • Explore important cultural relationships to land and water resources, describing a scientific and philosophical foundation for the promotion of sustainable planning, design, development, and long term systems management practices in built and natural environments.
  • Review a variety of infiltration-based sustainable water management “green infrastructure” practices including green roof technologies, porous pavements, bio-retention systems, rainwater harvesting and reuse, and the integration of native landscapes.
  • Present case studies that illustrate how to apply these sustainable development practices through integrated design including innovative “Green Streets” initiatives.


James Patchett, FASLA, LEED AP is founder and President of Conservation Design Forum, Inc. located in Elmhurst, IL.  Jim is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading pioneers in the design and promotion of sustainable site planning methodologies that integrate innovative water resource management and ecological restoration measures into built environments.  Trained both as a landscape architect and hydrologist, Jim has served on a variety of national technical advisory committees including the ASLA Sustainable Sites initiative and is a highly sought out speaker and educator on the subject. Jim is also co-founder of Conservation Research Institute.


Jim received an undergraduate degree in landscape architecture, and master’s degrees in both landscape architecture and civil engineering (water resources) from Iowa State University, and has completed the necessary course work towards a PhD in landscape architecture from the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources.


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For more information, conctact Cara Borneman, Administrative Projects Director, City of Ozark 417-581-2407




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