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Webinar: Adapting Stormwater Management for a Changing Climate

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Wednesday, 04 March 2020, 4:00

Wednesday, March 4, 2020. 4:00PM. Webinar: Adapting Stormwater Management for a Changing Climate. Daniel Bader and Franco Montalto, CCRUN. Sponsored by CCRUN. More information here


Extreme precipitation events are occurring more frequently in many parts of the United States, according to the Fourth National Climate Assessment, and the frequency of these events are expected to grow further as the climate warms. Recent extreme events, such as the ~4 inches in an hour that fell in the July 8th event in Washington D.C., have illustrated the devastating impacts that heavy precipitation can bring to urban areas, including damaging and disruptive flooding, reduced drinking water and receiving water quality, and wastewater overflows. These extreme rainfall events also have exposed critical gaps in planning when it comes to effective urban stormwater and wastewater management in a changing climate. Planners and engineers for utilities, municipalities, departments of transportation, and other infrastructure sectors are beginning to do more to plan for extreme precipitation events, but these efforts have been highly variable, depending on location, and do not yet reflect a consensus on best practices for analysis or planning.

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