Project #5105

Advancing Benefits and Co-Benefits Quantification and Monetization for Green Stormwater Infrastructure: An Interactive Guidebook for Comparison Case Studies

$137,907
In Progress
Principal Investigator
Bernadette
Callahan
Research Manager
Dr. Harry Zhang, Ph.D., PE
Contractor
Stantec
Utility Management
Integrated Planning & Water Management
Stormwater
Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs)
Green Infrastructure

Abstract

As the world faces increasing community challenges associated with climate change and water quality standards, the role and importance of green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) is expanding. Quantifying and monetizing the benefits attributable to GSI is imperative for the evaluation of future stormwater investments. This project will benefit utilities and municipalities of all sizes by (1) developing a user-friendly guidebook with case studies at a variety of scales and geographies to advance the quantification and monetization of benefits and co-benefits of GSI at the community level; and (2) advancing the practice of benefits and co-benefits quantification by identifying and prioritizing the research needs among GSI benefit and co-benefit categories.