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Investigations of Internal Mechanisms of Stormwater Control Measures and Developing Methods to Determine Performance

Location

National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Water Supply and Water Resources Div

RO# Location
22.03.06.B7931 Edison, NJ 08837

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Selvakumar, Ariamalar selvakumar.ariamalar@epa.gov 732.906.6990

Description

Although the use of Green Infrastructure to manage stormwater is becoming increasingly common, long-term performance and effectiveness of monitoring remains limited. Monitoring data is needed to improve the understanding of internal processes and develop a foundational basis for operational strategies. Affordable, transferable, monitoring techniques are needed to develop the comparable data sets from geographically diverse areas needed to develop locally optimized design. Research is needed to determine sensor type, number, and location within the individual stormwater control. The monitoring requires data management and analysis to ensure consistency. Techniques to determine which stormwater controls should be monitored within a drainage basin and how to measure system effectiveness are similarly needed.

 

References

Struck S, Selvakumar A, Borst M: ASCE Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering 134(5): 2008

Struck S, Selvakumar A, O'Connor T: Water Practice 2(1): 1, 2008

 

Keywords:
Green infrastructure; Water quality; Monitoring; Long-term performance; Stormwater; Drainage basin; System effectiveness; Controls;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents and non-U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants
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