Join stormwater professionals and urban planners on Thursday November 19, 2020 from 11am – 1pm ET for the next Stormwater Seminar Series hosted by the University of Minnesota. Every other month the University hosts nationally recognized experts and researchers in stormwater and green infrastructure. The seminar is FREE and open to anyone interested in stormwater practices.
This month’s seminar focuses on the design of urban stormwater practices which have been under continuous evolution over the last five decades in response to new sizing criteria, flooding concerns, changing climate and practice failure. The webcast will look into the future about what the next generation of stormwater designs may look like, using bioretention and swales as case study.
Tom Schueler and David Wood of the Chesapeake Stormwater Network (CSN) will discuss the need for future practices in the Chesapeake Bay watershed to provide more reliable pollutant removal, be resilient in the face of extreme rainfall and have a sustainable maintenance burden that can extend their design life. CSN will briefly summarize some of the key research in each of these areas, discuss their implications for current and future design, and suggest pathways for adopting these changes into the next generation of stormwater manuals.
For more information visit the University of Minnesota’s Water Resource Center.