Successful Green Infrastructure: Making it Work and Making it Measurable

APA Ohio Chapter


Thursday, September 28, 2017
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. EDT

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This session will review different and innovative approaches and tools that communities have taken to optimize the use of green infrastructure. The presenters will also discuss the opportunities and challenges of the strategy and implications for decentralized stormwater strategies. American communities of all sizes have adopted natural and resilient green infrastructure solutions to manage storm water, whether it is to improve water quality, reduce flows, or mitigate flooding. The adoption of such solutions, in conjunction with, or in lieu of, large centralized storm water management systems has resulted in tens of thousands of small-scale distributed facilities such as rain gardens, pervious pavements, green roofs and bio swales, whose benefits have extended beyond storm water management to include aesthetic and social benefits. Despite a wide variety of benefits to this type of stormwater management, the distributed nature of the installations can appear to be daunting for some communities, ultimately creating a barrier to broader adoption.


Cynthia Jackobson

T&M Associates

Julio Aráuz

Ohio University

Amy Lynch


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