NGICP Training - New Orleans

About the Program

From the NGICP website

The National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) provides the base-level skill set needed for entry-level workers to properly construct, inspect and maintain green stormwater infrastructure (GI).  Designed to meet international best practice standards, NGICP is a tool that can be used to meet a wide range of needs, including professional development for existing GI professionals and as part of a larger workforce development to provide candidates with the technical skills necessary to enter the green workforce and earn a livable wage.

Because the NGICP is designed to meet international best practice standards, the implementation of the program is done with impartiality and objectivity, ensuring that all applicants and certified individuals are treated fairly.  The implementation of the NGICP is governed by Bylaws and a Policy and Procedures Manual.  NGICP is a new program that is growing and constantly evolving, therefore suggestions regarding how program implementation can be improved are always welcome.

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About the Trainer

Dana Brown is the only licensed NGICP trainer in the State of Louisiana!

During her decades of experience as a landscape architect and planner, Dana has worked for firms in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Boston, and Orange County, California, including two of the largest design firms in the United States.

A native of New Orleans, Dana has worked tirelessly to address the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Louisiana Department of Environment Quality requirements for water quality. She has written and revised chapters of the development code for several municipalities and parishes. She authored a manual to guide developers and design professionals in designing and implementing stormwater best management practices and organizes and leads dozens of stormwater workshops each year.

Dana holds a BLA degree from Louisiana State University and MLA degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and is a professional landscape architect, licensed in several states. She is a long-time member of ASLA and is a Fellow of the organization.

Dana is a certified planner (AICP), and a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP).

She serves as Chair of the Water Environment Federation (WEF) WEFTEC Workshops Subcommittee, a member of the WEF Stormwater Committee, and Treasurer of the Louisiana Urban Stormwater Coalition.

Dana is a founding member of Water Wise Gulf South which trains and educates residents in implementing green infrastructure in their neighborhoods.

As President of Dana Brown & Associates, she pioneered design of green infrastructure throughout Louisiana.

Dana taught classes on the subject at the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture and guest lectures at Tulane University and the University of New Orleans. She is the author of “Using Plants for Stormwater Management: A Green Infrastructure Guide for the Gulf South,” LSU Press, April 2014.

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