Join us for Chesapeake Stormwater Network‘s Winter/Spring Webinar Series! In this webinar we will explore leveraging the gig economy to recruit non-traditional workers to the stormwater industry. We will discuss the role of diversity and inclusion in sparking innovation and resilience in this sector. Learn how this approach can attract diverse talent and how their unique perspectives can lead to richer stormwater management solutions. The talk provides a vision to overcome challenges faced by non-traditional workers through the gig economy and suggests strategies for their successful integration. Ultimately, it advocates for a paradigm shift in the industry to embrace diversity and the gig economy as key drivers for growth and sustainability.

Speakers Rebecca Stack, Principal of Designgreen, and Kala Fleming, Executive Director of Frontline Gig, discuss their collaboration piloting the use of on-demand, hourly field teams whose efforts are coordinated via a workforce development app. In this experience, all activities from recruiting to training, deployment and reporting are driven by digital workflows as work crews receive training and perform inspections and maintenance work to restore green spaces.