Project #4837

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

In Progress
Principal Investigator
Research Manager
Ms. Katie Henderson
Kansas State University


The overall goal of this project is to document the contribution of urban tree systems to stormwater nutrient and volume control in terms of their effectiveness at various scales, cost, desirability and, practicality. The project will employ a combination of quantitative synthesis, new modeling data, and qualitative program review to synthesize and analyze existing data and programs. The information generated from this project is intended to benefit water utilities and the stormwater regulatory, planning and design communities as they aim to effectively integrate urban tree and forest systems within stormwater regulatory and management frameworks.

Originally funded as WERF project SIWM12C15.