Presented by Donald W. Baker, PE, DWRE – Owner and Principal, WATER RESOURCES SOLUTIONS & Brian W. C Sturm, PLA, ASLA, LEED-AP – Senior Landscape Architect, Landworks Studio
Since his childhood in southeastern Colorado when his mom was constantly yelling at him to quit wasting water and turn off the garden hose, Don Baker has been fascinated by the hows and whys of water flows and river patterns. A registered water-resources engineer in 11 states, adjunct professor of engineering at University of Missouri at Kansas City, and holder of the prestigious Diplomate, Water Resource Engineering, from the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers, Baker is principal and owner of Water Resources Solutions. He and the WRS team have built a dozen similar physical models.
Brian W.C. Sturm is a senior landscape architect with Landworks Studio, a private landscape architecture and planning firm based in Olathe, Kansas. His projects range from the master planning of municipal parks, to site specific planting design for commercial and residential development, to engineered water quality BMPs for public infrastructure. He is a professional landscape architect licensed in the state of Kansas with over 15 years of experience and has managed projects in 8 different states from California to North Carolina. He earned his Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the College of Environment + Design at the University of Georgia.