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UMN Stormwater Seminar Series: A New Dynamic Horizon in Stormwater featuring Dr. Bridget Wadzuk - Thursday, May 16 (8:00am)

Title: A New Dynamic Horizon in Stormwater

Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019 - Seminar at 10am CDT; Panel at 11am CDT

Presenter: Bridget Wadzuk, Ph.D., Professor,

Civil and Environmental Engineering, Villanova University


Current stormwater green infrastructure (GI) design mostly uses static principles, even though long-term monitoring indicates that these systems are anything but static. Infiltration is an active process during a storm event, evapotranspiration (ET) helps to restore soil storage capacity in between events, and there are seasonal and annual variations of all the components of the hydrologic cycle. As more municipalities adopt GI as a stormwater management strategy, optimizing these systems is important to intelligently site them, economically build them, and efficiently maintain them. Considering the dynamic nature of stormwater GI and the associated hydrologic processes will move towards optimal designs. Examples from southeastern Pennsylvania rain gardens and tree trenches are used to demonstrate concepts, although the framework is applicable to other GI and locations.

How to Join:

Registration requested | Click here to Register

Date and Time: Thursday, May 16, 2019 - Seminar at 10am CDT; Panel at 11am CDT

Online or In-person | Visit https://www.wrc.umn.edu/swseminars for more details and to register.

About the MN Stormwater Seminar Series:

The Minnesota Stormwater Seminar Series brings exemplars of advanced stormwater innovation and knowledge to Minnesota to share what they've learned and how they've pushed the boundaries in the stormwater arena. The monthly seminar series is dedicated to stormwater and green infrastructure topics with an emphasis on successes and lessons learned from field implementation and applied research and evaluation, specifically for an audience of stormwater practitioners and professionals. Each event includes a presentation, panel discussion and Q&A with participants.

Previous Seminars:

  • "It Rained Two Feet, Now What?" Dr. Bill Hunt, North Carolina State University with local experts on extreme weather events and impacts on stormwater infrastructure.

The Stormwater Seminar Series is hosted by the St. Anthony Falls Lab and supported by the University of Minnesota Water Resources Center through an appropriation from the Clean Water Fund established by Minnesota Clean Water Land and Legacy Amendment.

Questions? Contact Andy Erickson at eric0706@umn.edu