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The Springs Preserve, Las Vegas, Nevada
Friday, May 14 to Sunday, May 16  

Program Coordinators:
Mark Barnhouse, mark.barnhouse@ndsu.edu  
Cindy Urness, cindy.urness@ndsu.edu  

Site Coordinators:
Alfredo Fernandez-Gonzalez alfredo.fernandez@unlv.edu  
Deborah Oakley
Featured Speaker:
Robert Glennon is the Morris K. Udall Professor of Law and Public Policy in the Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona.  A recipient of two National Science Foundation grants, he serves as Water Policy Advisor to Pima County, Arizona; as a member of American Rivers’ Science and Technical Advisory Committee; and as a commentator and analyst for various television and radio programs.  His new book, Unquenchable: America’s Water Crisis and What To Do About It, was published in April 2009.  Glennon’s best-known publication is Water Follies:  Groundwater Pumping and the Fate of America’s Fresh Waters (Island Press, 2002), which received accolades from Scientific American, The Washington Post, and The New York Review of Books.

 Friday, May 14, 2010
12:30 pm Early registration for those going to Hoover Dam 
1:00 pm Vans from Sahara Hotel to Hoover Dam and Ethel M Chocolate Factory/Living Machine 
1:00-5:00 pm Registration The Sahara Hotel
5:30 pm Cash Bar The Sahara Hotel
6:00 pm Dinner (included) The Sahara Hotel
7:30 pm Welcome/Teaching Omiyage 
(Omiyage is a small, portable teaching gift to be exchanged, and a tradition at SBSE retreats. See What to Bring.)
The Sahara Hotel
 Saturday, May 15, 2010
Breakfast on your own
8:30 am Vans from Sahara Hotel to the Springs Reserve
9:00–10:15 am Design as an Integrated Process
Building Science and Integrated Research
   Ryan Smith, Joerg Ruegemer, Kent Udel (75-minute interactive session)
Springs Preserve

15 min Break (snacks included) Springs Preserve

10:30-12:00 am Water Use as a Design Issue
Water Down to the Last Drop—Introduction
   Mark Barnhouse (15 minutes)
Water: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle
   Anupam Jain (45 minutes)
Teaching Design for Water Systems: A Hands-On Approach
   Bruce Haglund (30 minutes)
Springs Preserve

12:00–1:00 pm Lunch (included) Springs Preserve

1:00–5:00 pm The Spring Preserve as a Vision for a Sustainable Future
1:00-1:30 Introduction to the Springs Preserve and Design Issues of the Desert
1:30-3:30 Trail and facilities tour
3:30-5:00 Designers' Roundtable featuring presentation and discussion by architects and landscape architects involved in the design of the Springs Preserve
Springs Preserve

5:00–5:30 pm

Vans to Sahara Hotel
6:00 pm Cash bar The Sahara Hotel
6:30 pm Dinner (included) The Sahara Hotel
8:00 pm Evening Free
 Sunday, May 16, 2010
Breakfast on your own
8:30 am Vans from Sahara Hotel to the Springs Reserve

9:00–10:15 am

Solar Responsive Design as a Sustainable Baseline
Myths and Misconceptions in Solar-Responsive Design

   Norbert Lechner (75-minute interactive session)

Springs Preserve 

15 min Break (snacks included)

10:30-12:00 am Designing with Water in Mind
Turning Your Building into a Water-Saving "Living Oasis": An Innovative Approach to Integrated Building Water Management
   Alfredo Fernandez-Gonzalez (15 minutes)
Joys of the Outdoor Shower
   Steven Mattern (15 minutes)
Water Efficient Garden (Landscaping)
   Daphna Drori (30 minutes)
Two Kinds of Rain: Comparative Case Studies in Designing with Water
   Erin Moore (30 minutes)
Springs Preserve

12:00–1:00 pm Lunch (included) Springs Preserve

1:00–4:00 pm The Public and Water
Presentation and Workshop
   Southern Nevada Water Authority Conservation Coalition
Springs Preserve
4:00–5:00 pm Featured Speaker
Unquenchable: America's Water Crisis and What to Do About It
   Robert Glennon
Springs Preserve

5:30–6:00 pm

Vans to the Sahara Hotel  
6:00-6:30 pm Cash bar The Sahara Hotel
6:30 pm Dinner (included) The Sahara Hotel

8:00 pm Discussion and Planning for 2011 Retreat The Sahara Hotel
 Monday, May 17, 2010
Optional Tours:
TBA Lied Animal Shelter Guided by TSK Architects
TBA Nevada Solar One For those driving to Phoenix

11:00 am Departure Time

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