Stormwater and Flood Management: Advancing a Holistic Approach to Wet Weather Flow and Water Quality Management

May 22, 2020

The objectives of Stormwater and Flood Management is: 

  1. Identify options to further advance best management practices of utilities and municipalities for wet weather management for CSO, MS4, and flood control systems. 
  2. Advance a holistic approach to innovative wet weather management such as an integrated stormwater and wastewater planning framework.
  3. Develop and apply a rigorous framework for evaluating the lifecycle costs and co-benefits using a Triple Bottom Line (TBL) approach for proactive flood management and wet weather management measures. 


Project List

Framework and Tools for Quantifying Green Infrastructure Co-Benefits and Linking with Triple Bottom Line Analysis

  • Project Number: SIWM4T17 / 4852    
  • Year Completed: Ongoing

Toolbox for completing an Alternative Analysis as part of an Integrated Planning including Water Quality Compliance

  • Project Number: SIWM9R14 / 4854  
  • Year Completed: Ongoing

Exploring Cost-Benefit Analysis of Post Long-Term Control Plan Approaches to Wet Weather Management: A National Workshop

  • Project Number: SIWM20R16 / 4849
  • Year Completed: Ongoing

Annual Update of International Stormwater BMP Database (Urban Component)

  • Project Number: SIWM-17-12 / 4839    
  • Year Completed: Ongoing

Exploratory Effort of Pathways for Stormwater Harvesting:

  • Project Number: SIWM‐17‐14 / 4841
  • Year Completed: Ongoing

Enhancement of Resilience to Extreme Weather and Climate Events: Proactive Flood Management

  • Project Number: SIWM‐17‐15 / 4842
  • Year Completed: Ongoing

Annual Update of International Stormwater BMP Database and Expanding Communication on the Database

  • Project Number: 4968    
  • Year Completed: Ongoing

New Regulatory Approaches for Improved Nutrient Management

  • Project Number: 4974    
  • Year Completed: Ongoing

Managing Heavy Precipitation, Water Quality, and Flooding in Urban Environments: An Urban Stormwater and Wastewater Planning Workshop

  • Project Number: 5001    
  • Year Completed: Ongoing

Assessing the Microbial Risks and Potential Impacts from Stormwater Collection and Uses to Establish Best Management Practices

  • Project Number: 5034    
  • Year Completed: Ongoing

Community-enabled Lifecycle Analysis of Stormwater Infrastructure Costs (CLASIC)

  • Project Number: 4798 - 4802    
  • Year Completed: Ongoing

Incorporating Forestry into Stormwater Management Programs: State of the Science and Business Model Evaluation for Nutrient Reduction and Volume Control

  • Project Number: SIWM12C15 / 4837    
  • Year Completed: 2019

Evaluation of and Recommendations for Functional Assessment of Stream Restoration for Water Quality Benefits in Urban Watersheds/node/238616

  • Project Number: SIWM16R16 / 4838    
  • Year Completed: 2019

Standardize BMP Maintenance Tracking and Reporting Protocols

  • Project Number: SIWM22T17 / 4851
  • Year Completed: 2018

Crediting Water Quality Benefits from Stream Restoration: Case Studies and Potential for Crediting Guidance Application

  • Project Number: SIWM-17-17 / 4844
  • Year Completed: 2018

Economic Pathways and Partners for use of Reclaimed Water and Harvesting Stormwater

  • Project Number: SIWM8R14 / 1748    
  • Year Completed: 2017

Advisory Committee Members

  • New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP)
  • Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD)
  • Mark Jaeger, Seattle Public Utilities (SPU)
  • Michael Simpson, City of Los Angeles 
  • Rich Sustich, Independent Consultant (IL) / formerly with Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRDGC) 
  • Sean Lieske, City of Aurora - Water Department (CO)
  • Vicki Elmer, University of Oregon
  • Nick Ashbolt, University of Alberta (Canada)
  • Dharma Hagare, Western Sydney University (Australia)