CSU, Chico News

Water and Land Use Expert To Speak on Low Impact Development

Date: 03-03-2008

Kathleen McPartland
Public Affairs
Kristin Cooper Carter
Concrete Industry Management Program

Timothy Lawrence, manager and co-director of the Center for Water and Land Use at University of California, Davis Extension, will discuss low-impact development, Tuesday, March 4, 5:15 p.m., Langdon 105 at California State University, Chico. The Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program in the College of Engineering, Computer Science and Construction Management is sponsoring his visit.

Lawrence holds a PhD from Ohio State University in environmental science. Lawrence’s dissertation research focused on the human dimensions of environmental policy by studying the response of local officials to environmental regulations and importance of multi-jurisdictional collaboration.

For the last 12 years, he has focused on the relationship between land use and water quality and the means of minimizing the impact of development on water quality and aquatic habitats.

Prior to moving back to California, Lawrence spent 16 years with Ohio State University Extension, where he was the founding director of the award-winning campus ecology program CampUShed and the Ohio NEMO program. NEMO (Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials) is a confederation of 32 educational programs in 31 states dedicated to protecting natural resources through better land use and land use planning.

His extension educational programming, in Ohio and at UC Davis, has spanned such issues as agricultural health and safety, pesticide safety, land use, urban-rural interface, water quality, working with underserved populations, and collaborative efforts with local and state jurisdictions.

For more information, contact Kristin Cooper Carter, director, Concrete Industry Management program, at 530-898-4037 or e-mail cim@csuchico.edu.