Low Impact Development Program
Welcome to the WSU Puyallup Low Impact Development Research Program
WSU’s Puyallup LID Research Program is one of the largest installations in the nation. The program focuses on the rapidly expanding field of low impact development or green stormwater infrastructure. WSU offers the unique capability to conduct long-term research on full-scale, replicated bioretention and permeable pavement facilities.
The mission of the WSU Puyallup Low Impact Development (LID) Research Program is to reduce the impacts of stormwater on streams, lakes, wetlands, coastal areas and food through effective, research-based application of LID principles. These approaches are part of a larger suite of land and water management tools. We also provide education and outreach to the community on sustainable stormwater practices.
The mission of the program is accomplished through demonstration sites, research and collaboration with partners. This includes: :
LID Project DatabaseSharing lessons-learned and project successes is as important as sharing research data that your project is based on. As part of our information-sharing efforts, we are compiling a database of Low Impact Development Projects in the Northwest.
View the interactive map of our project database now!