Green Infrastructure on the UConn Campus

May 13, 2014

Presented by Michael Dietz & Chet Arnold, UConn CLEAR

The main campus of the University of Connecticut is rapidly becoming a showcase for the innovative stormwater practices known as green infrastructure (GI), or low impact development (LID). Green roofs, rain gardens, pervious parking lots and walkways, bioretention cells, and other GI features now dot the campus landscape. This webinar will show what they look like, discuss how are they working, and explore whether there are lessons to be learned. We will:

  1. take you on a virtual tour of campus GI practices using photos, video, and interactive mapping;
  2. review monitoring and research results;
  3. explain the GI tracking system that CLEAR’s NEMO Program is using to quantify the impacts of these practices, and;
  4. introduce a new multi-media website dedicated to teaching others how to approach using GI to reduce the runoff from their impervious surfaces.

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