Soak Up the Rain New England Webinar Series: Challenges and Practical Solutions to Managing Municipal Stormwater Systems
(Please note corrected date of May 23 – 1 to 2 p.m. for the following webinar. We apologize for any confusion regarding previous posts).
Presenter: Dr. Jamie Houle, University of New Hampshire (UNH) Stormwater Center
Wednesday, May 23rd, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM EST To Register*
This webinar will highlight cost effective and innovative approaches to implementing green infrastructure projects that support local stormwater management systems. Green infrastructure (GI) can effectively prevent pollutants from impervious surfaces flowing into beaches, wetlands and water bodies by capturing runoff close to its source and redirecting it to groundwater. This webinar will help communities and municipalities better understand the technical requirements and Operation and Maintenance (O&M) costs to implement effective and sustainable GI projects. Dr. Jamie Houle has conducted research demonstrating that GI solutions can be more efficient and cost-effective than conventional infrastructure, and less costly to maintain if properly designed and managed. Dr. Houle will share results from his work in Dover, NH where GI measures were cost effectively implemented to produce results with strong partnership with the local Department of Public Works. Dr. Houle will explain a “complete community approach” to integrate GI into all municipal water resource management efforts and these lessons learned can be valuable for replication in other New England communities facing stormwater management challenges.
*Registration site https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/45365127
For information on Soak Up the Rain and the webinar series-http://www.epa.gov/soakuptherain