Water - Sustainable Amenity Design

Education Session - Panel Format

FRI-A10 - Resilient Water Strategies: The Future of On-site Wastewater Treatment and Reuse

Friday, October 19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: 121


Decreasing demand for potable water is essential for resilient development. This session will describe approaches to landscape-integrated water systems from the master plan systems level to project implementation. Approaches, performance metrics, lessons, and trends will be discussed using a net zero water campus plan as well as built wastewater landscapes.

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Katharyn Hurd, ASLA, AICP

Urban Designer and Planner

Katharyn Hurd is an urban designer and planner who focuses on campuses and master planning. She is passionate about creating sustainable and resilient campuses and districts through strategic planning and innovative design. Prior to her current role at Page, she was involved with university-wide planning at Harvard University. Her background in landscape architecture, urban design, and planning have provided her with a broad vision approach and a collaborative attitude. She is currently the co-chair for the ASLA Campus Planning & Design Professional Practice Network.


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Crystal Grinnell, ASLA, LEED AP

Water Resources Engineer and Landscape Architect
Biohabitats, Inc.

Ms. Grinnell applies her engineering and landscape architecture expertise to a wide range of water-related projects. She often designs water infrastructure to include rainwater harvesting, natural wastewater treatment and non-potable reuse. Ms. Grinnell works at all phases and scales of projects, from campus master plans to residential net positive water projects. Located in the Biohabitats’ Cascadia Bioregion office in Portland, Oregon, she also teaches at the University of Oregon College of Design, helping students incorporate innovative water strategies into their design and research projects.


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Erin English, PE

Senior Engineer
Biohabitats, Inc.

Ms. English brings 15 years of engineering expertise in innovative water master planning, wastewater/stormwater treatment, and water reuse. She leverages her background in chemical engineering for advancing ecological wastewater design and innovation. As a senior engineer with Biohabitats she applies ecological justice and resilient water design to her ongoing daily engineering practice. Her experience includes landmark high-performance building projects that prioritize water reuse, including Living Building Challenge™, Net Zero water, SITES and LEED® projects. Her portfolio includes wastewater systems at Hassalo on Eighth (Portland, OR), the Sidwell Friends School (D.C.), and the Omega Institute Center for Sustainable Living (NY).


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