Permeable pavements course in Fort Worth offers hands-on instruction

Professional, continuing education credits available

Fouad Jaber teaches stormwater course

Dr. Fouad Jaber teaches a course on stormwater management. (AgriLife photo by Gabe Saldana)

course flyer

Course flyer

Contact: Dr. Saima Khursheed, 972-952-9234,

FORT WORTH — A Dec. 15 course, Green Stormwater Infrastructure: Permeable Pavement, offers comprehensive instruction for using environmentally sound permeable pavements, which allow rainwater to pass through their surfaces and into the ground, replenishing precious water resources, organizers said.

Course participants at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden will learn about permeable pavement benefits, design, maintenance and best management practices from Dr. Fouad Jaber, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service associate professor and ecological engineering specialist in Dallas.

“These pavements are quite valuable but underutilized for managing some of the environmental detriment of stormwater runoff,” He said.

Class instruction will precede performance demonstrations and a tour of permeable infrastructure at the garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd. The course group will meet there for the 9 a.m.-noon session.

The $60 course is open to the public, but engineers, planners, landscape architects, contractors and stormwater professionals are especially encouraged to attend, Jaber said.

Register at and contact Dr. Saima Khursheed in Jaber’s lab at for information on professional education credits, continuing education credits and obtaining a certificate of attendance.

Go to Jaber’s ecological engineering program Facebook page for information on ongoing research and professional education opportunities.


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