Michele Adams, P.E., is a Water Resources Engineer and founder of Meliora Environmental Design. For more than 23 years, her work has encompassed environmentally sensitive site design and sustainable water resources engineering. In all her work, Michele seeks to combine sound engineering science with an understanding of natural systems. Focus is placed on “rainwater as a resource” and stormwater management techniques that return rainwater to the soils and vegetation to maintain or restore a site’s natural hydrology.

With extensive design experience in techniques such as porous pavements, bioretention, vegetated roofs, and landscape restoration, Michele believes that a multi-disciplinary approach is critical to designs that restore natural systems. Her work includes both master planning and site design for campuses, urban restoration projects, commercial and residential installations, public facilities, and environmental education centers.  Michele currently serves on the U.S. Green Building Council’s Sustainable Sites Technical Advisory Group, and is a frequent lecturer and educator on the topics of water and sustainability.

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