To reduce impairments of our nation’s waterbodies caused by stormwater runoff, EPA developed the National Stormwater Calculator (SWC) to help support local, state, tribal and national stormwater management objectives and regulatory efforts to reduce runoff through infiltration and retention using green infrastructure practices as low impact development (LID) controls. The primary focus of the SWC is to inform users on how well they can meet a desired stormwater retention target with and without the use of green infrastructure. The SWC makes it easy to estimate runoff reduction when planning a new development or redevelopment site with LID stormwater controls.
This presentation focuses on examples of how EPA’s SWC has been applied in the Great Lakes region; advancing the science and implementation of green infrastructure to protect water quality and human health. The applications include: EPA’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, University of Michigan’s Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessments program, and Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District’s Green Infrastructure Grants Program. Webinar participants will see how the lessons learned in the Great Lakes region could be applied in their own area.
Karly McMorrow, ORISE Research Participant, U.S. EPA Great Lakes National Program Office
Chris Hartman, Stormwater Technical Specialist, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
Frank Marsik, Research Scientist, University of Michigan, Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessments Program
More information about the SWC is available at: https://www.epa.gov/water-research/national-stormwater-calculator
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