Runoff from storm water continues to be a major cause of water pollution in urban as well as suburban environments. It carries trash, bacteria, heavy metals, and other pollutants through storm sewers into local waterways. Heavy rainstorms can cause flooding that damages property and infrastructure.
Green storm water infrastructure elements can be woven into communities at multiple scales, capturing and diverting rainwater to prevent harmful runoff while also beautifying the community.
This course will include case studies in both urban and suburban settings.
Attendees can expect the discussion and education of the following learning objectives:
- Identify the benefits of green storm water infrastructure
- Incorporate green infrastructure elements into their communities
- Explain green infrastructure best practices, common missteps, and lessons learned