American Water Resources Association
Comparing Approaches to the Hydrological Resconstruction of Urban Landscapes
Geomorphologist and Restoration Specialist at Skelly and Loy, Inc.
This presentation will compare and contrast the ever-growing suite of methods to attenuate the flows of water and pollutants from built and impervious upland surfaces to minor and major receiving streams. At least regionally, the term Green Stormwater Infrastructure, or GSI, seems to have been settled upon for these methods (leaving behind the unfortunate oxymoron "low-impact development"). Taken in their entirety, these GSI methods range from 1) capturing and infiltrating runoff close to where it is generated to 2) enhancing artificial drainageways to 3) stream corridor restoration. As society intensifies these efforts, it may be a good time to step back a bit and briefly consider the fundamental rationales and biophysical circumstances underpinning GSI. A bit more time will be spent considering some of the key pros and cons associated with GSI applications focused within the three key landscape positions indicated above as well as with some of the more popular and practical individual best practices (e.g. rain gardens, floodplain reconstruction). This review will hopefully lead to a lively round of discussion during the luncheon meeting.
SPEAKER BIO – Todd Moses
This seminar does qualify for 1.0 Professional Development Hour (PDH). A Certificate of Attendance will be available on site for AWRA-PMAS members only. The meeting price for non-members who wish to receive a Certificate of Attendance for the PDH is $10.00 ($3.00 for meeting + $7.00 for certificate).
Please note: all lunch orders will close by noon on the day before the presentation. In addition, all lunch orders will need to be paid for online by this time. We are unable to refund the cost of lunch or meeting fees because they are paid ahead of time based on number of registrations.