Project #5105

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

In Progress
Principal Investigator
Research Manager
Harry Zhang, PhD, PE
Utility Management
Integrated Planning & Water Management
Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs)
Green Infrastructure


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.