Water Cooler Talk: Public Reactions to Rain Gardens

Date and Time
Kate Cholakis-Kolysko

Rain gardens seem like a benign way to treat stormwater runoff. Yet, there is public resistance, and appearance seems to be a factor. Water Cooler Talk: Public Reactions to Rain Gardens presents feedback from city and county program managers and designers that have worked on green streets projects: These involve installing rain gardens within the street right-of-way. This feedback includes the components and qualities of rain gardens that the public has responded favorably and unfavorably to, along with strategies for community engagement. 


  • Anyone interested in water resources
  • Those who work in the water field
  • Those who have a general interest in water


  • Hear about current work happening in the water resource field
  • Ask questions and share ideas with professionals across Pennsylvania

About the Series

The Water Cooler Talk series provides a once-a-month event that features invited speakers talking about water resources around the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Topics will range anywhere from climate to groundwater and anything in between. This series provides a chance for all people interested in water resources to gather and discuss current water-related work.

A certificate of attendance will be provided for professional development documentation. This will be provided to anyone who attends and is interested in receiving this certificate.

Please note that this does not count as certified credits for continuing education.

This event is being offered at no charge to participants. Registration is required to receive the link to access the webinar. Registrants will also receive access to the webinar recording.