Decentralizing Wastewater Planning to Meet Changing Environmental Conditions

What You'll Learn

  • Recognize the dynamic conditions that climate change and changing environmental conditions present for coastal development.
  • Understand the impacts of climate change on decentralized/onsite wastewater systems.
  • Explore onsite wastewater systems as a resilient and sustainable option with proactive and proper management.

More Course Details

The viability of onsite wastewater systems — such as septic systems — in coastal environments that are subject to climate change depends on effective management. The program solutions and resources instituted in one city are transferable and low in cost. They will work to address conditions associated with climate change and safe and sufficient housing, conditions that disproportionally affect certain racial and socioeconomic segments of communities.