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1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Part 7: Precipitation "B" Model Analysis & Guidance
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
The Clean Water State Revolving Fund: Flexible Funding for the Urban Tree Canopy
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Vertical Datums - How They Impact Modeling & Mapping
|EPA STAR Grants: Moving Green Infrastructure Forward Webcast, "Making Stormwater Work for You"
|Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
EPA Office of Wastewater Management
Online - Webinar
March 29, 2017
2:00pm -3:30PM Eastern Time
EPA’s Science to Achieve Results (STAR) grant program funds research grants in numerous environmental programs, including stormwater management. This webcast presents the work of successful STAR grantees who partnered with EPA to pursue research in support of green infrastructure implementation. Featured speakers include Don Katnik and Amanda Shearin with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, who will illustrate how urban planners can use geospatial information systems to map regional development for the purpose of preserving and enhancing green infrastructure. In addition, Robert Traver with Villanova University will focus on the performance monitoring of urban green infrastructure practices in Philadelphia. EPA’s STAR grants continue to engage the nation’s scientists and engineers in targeted research to support the next generation of the next generation of green infrastructure practices.
Don Katnik and Amanda Shearin, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Converting natural landscapes to impervious surfaces negatively impacts storm water runoff and water quality. Traditional project-by-project reviews have limited ability to address cumulative impacts on the landscape due to a lack of data on the growth of impervious surface cover over time. This grant was a first step toward creating a statewide, high resolution (1 meter) map that displays geographic patterns in impervious surface growth from 2004 to 2007. This data helps planners and conservation practitioners make land use decisions that preserve green infrastructure networks and protect water quality.
Robert Traver and Cara Albright, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Villanova University
The successful implementation of green infrastructure can help cities manage stormwater runoff and improve the quality of life for residents, yet green infrastructure design has not developed a clear, data-driven understanding of the advantages of infiltration and evapotranspiration. This research seeks to monitor, develop, and demonstrate high-performing next generation green infrastructure practices. Project results are improving scientific understanding of infiltration and evapotranspiration processes and helping shape new design criteria that will meet the needs of the next generation of green infrastructure practices.
Attending the webcast is free but registration is required.
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