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STATUS: Complete YEAR: 2018 TOPIC AREA: Sustainability, energy, and health Transportation planning, policy, and finance CENTER: PSR

Stormwater Drainage Design and Best Management Practices with Applications to Roadways and Climate Change

Project Summary

Funding source: US DOT
Funding amount: $25,200
Contract number: 69A3551747109
Start and end dates: September 1, 2018 to December 31, 2019

Project description

Stormwater runoff is generated from precipitation, snow and ice melt events that flow over impervious surfaces and cannot soak into the ground. It has been long recognized as the major contributor to water quality impairment. This project conducts an analysis of need via an extensive literature review. It shows that there is a critical need to provide a training course that can help better understand stormwater management and provide information for appropriately selecting and implementing Best Management Practices. Based on the results of the literature review, this project proposes to develop a 5-hour in-person training course that is intended for preparing participants to identify and analyze stormwater-associated problems and to select and design Best Management Practices appropriately for stormwater control. The designed course includes five modules, and each module is comprised of the scope statement, lesson topics, and learning objectives. The course covers the basic topics of stormwater, including Concept of Stormwater Management, Common Terms and Definitions used in Stormwater Management, Stormwater Runoff, Stormwater Functions, Stormwater-associated Problems, Storm Drainage System, Best Management Practices, Selection of Best Management Practice, Applications of Best Management Practice, General Principles for Stormwater Design, and Specific Principles for Roadway Drainage. For each topic, step-to-step instruction is provided.


Oceana Francis
Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering/Sea Grant College Program
Office: POST203D
Civil and Environmental EngineeringHonolulu, HI 96822
United States
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