Green Infrastructure

Wednesday, December 5, 2018: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
N101/N102 (Las Vegas Convention Center)
Green infrastructure has become very popular in urban environments as a means to reduce combined sewer overflows and/or improve stormwater quality in separate MS4 areas.  While green infrastructure has significant benefits, site selection and infiltration loading area ratios are of critical importance to reduce the potential impacts to adjacent buildings and underground utilities. This workshop will focus on the groundwater considerations that must be accounted for when selecting sites and designing green stormwater infrastructure. The application of groundwater models and detailed site investigation prior to the installation of green stormwater infrastructure in urban environments on regional and local scales will be addressed along with the pitfalls and lessons learned as well as recommended approaches to  minimize groundwater impacts from stormwater infrastructure. In addition to stormwater infiltration, this workshop will also delve deeper and touch on the benefits and risks of geothermal wells.
Daniel O'Rourke, PG
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