Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Two upcoming VUSP / VCASE Stormwater Management in Pennsylvania

Feb 13th, 2014:

Speaker: Ms. Ashley Neptune, VUSP Graduate Student
Title: Evaluation of Hydrodynamics and Treatment Efficiency in a Constructed Stormwater Wetland
Date, Location and Time: Feb 13th, CEER 314, 1:30pm.
The talk will be recorded and you can also watch it live.
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Villanova University's Constructed Stormwater Wetland was recently reconstructed in 2010 to improve treatment efficiency by adding meanders to hold runoff in the treatment system longer. Water quality and quantity is measured throughout the year to monitor treatment performance. Further, dye tracer tests are being done to estimate the hydraulic residence time on a seasonal basis and for different flow conditions. Having a better understanding of system hydraulics will enable an improved stormwater sampling protocol and understanding of overall system performance.

Feb 14th, 2014:
Speaker: Mr. Jon M. Capacasa, P.E., Director Water Protection Division at USEPA Region III
Title: Water Sustains Us: Promoting Sustainability in Water Resources Management
Date, Location and Time: Feb 14th, CEER 205, 1pm.
The talk will be recorded and you can also watch it live.
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Sustainability has been a goal for many organizations – including the U.S. EPA – for years.  However new challenges, such as droughts, water and energy shortages, severe weather events, the rise in sea level  due to climate change and more, bring a new sense of urgency to our efforts.   This presentation will review EPA’s goals for sustainable water resources management, specific examples of the newer tools and approaches which are shaping our work with communities and other partners (including green infrastructure), and how the Agency is taking a more holistic approach to integrating sustainability principles into its programs and activities.

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