For green infrastructure there is inadequate information on life cycle cost to inform decision making. For example, what implications do investments in pretreatment and sediment control have on green infrastructure service life? What reasonable assumptions can we make at this time? What can we do to advance this knowledge?
In this workshop, learn methods, tools, and best practices that can be used to support informed, cost-based decision making for the complete life cycle of green infrastructure programs. Instructors representing leading green infrastructure programs, including Philadelphia Water, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, DC Water, and the Prince George’s County Maryland Clean Water Partnership, will address the following topics:
Basic Inspection and Maintenance needs for stormwater control measures will be discussed, including many practices associated with green infrastructure. Emphases will be placed initially on basic drivers and SCM function, followed by maintenance fundamentals that are common among SCMs. Specific inspection and maintenance needs for a few select practices (ponds/wetlands, bioretention/ rain gardens, and permeable pavement) will be provided. Lastly, a discussion of North Carolina’s successful certification program in the subject area will inspire other entities that inspection and maintenance can become part of the lifeblood of good stormwater programs. The instructors have a diverse background (Civil Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Entomology, and Horticulture) and have presented a longer version of this workshop approximately 75 times world-wide.