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.

For more information on the session see the event handout or visit the ASLA Expo Website.