Understanding Advanced Stormwater Management Techniques

  • Rutgers University Cook Student Center 59 Biel Road New Brunswick, NJ, 08901 United States

Green infrastructure stormwater management is widely promoted by state and federal agencies as the proper way to control, treat and reduce stormwater runoff and its associated problems. However, there are challenges to correctly designing, constructing and maintaining these "advanced stormwater management systems." These challenges often lead to failures or conditions that compromise the functionality of such BMPs, fostering a reluctance to adopt green infrastructure stormwater management techniques for either new development or redevelopment projects.

This course focuses on the proper design, construction and maintenance of various green infrastructure stormwater BMPs, offering a number of actual constructed systems to support their feasibility and applicability in different development settings.

Featured Topics

  • Beyond Peak Flow Attenuation…Importance of Runoff Volume Reduction
  • Construction Concerns and Proper Oversight
  • Design of Bioretention Basins and Swales
  • Design of Constructed Wetlands
  • Design of Gravel Wetland Systems
  • Design of Infiltration Basins
  • Engineering and Geotechnical Data Collection Needs
  • Maintenance of Advanced Stormwater Management Systems

For more information and to register, visit http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/ew0303ca.html