STORMS Seminar: Enhancing Urban Development with LID Designs in Sacramento
The Strategy To Optimize Resource Management of Stormwater (STORMS) Seminar Series is part of an ongoing effort by the State Water Board to share current information with the regulated community and public on stormwater management strategies, tools and actions that could be applied to more effectively capture and use stormwater runoff, and improve stormwater quality and watershed processes. "Enhancing Urban Development with LID Designs in Sacramento" is the sixth seminar in the STORMS Seminar Series.
In 2014, the City of Sacramento partnered with Facilities Management and the Office of Water Programs (OWP) at California State University, Sacramento to reduce stormwater runoff volumes and pollutant loads that are discharged from campus to the American River. Through such implementation, the project demonstrated a range of Low Impact Development (LID) Best Management Practices (BMPs) designed and constructed in accordance with the latest edition of the Sacramento regional design manual.
Twenty LID BMPs were installed in the summer and fall of 2015, including bioretention planters, rain gardens, an infiltrating bioswale, roof drain disconnects, and porous pavement. The project also included construction of a green street that transformed a major campus thoroughfare with aging infrastructure into a welcoming route consisting of porous pavement parking, rain gardens, other water-wise vegetative landscaping, heritage tree preservation, and pedestrian and vehicle-friendly routes. The variety of LID BMPs types and settings (including the green street) have proven helpful in demonstrating several retrofit scenarios for other facilities to mimic on their properties.
The intent of the proposed presentation is to share with the audience of the challenges and lessons learned from this LID retrofit experience, as well as exemplify the collaboration for promoting sustainable stormwater practices such as LID implementation. The audience will be engaged by supplementing a power-point presentation with project brochures, videos, and demonstration of the project’s self-guided walking tour application available for smart phones.
The project was made possible through contributions from the State Water Resources Control Board Proposition 84 Stormwater Grant Program, the City of Sacramento Department of Utilities , the Office of Water Programs at Sacramento State, Sacramento State’s Facilities Management, and many other regional practitioners.
This event will also be webcast. The webcast link for the meeting will be activated approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the event at: https://video.calepa.ca.gov/.
Maureen Kerner, P.E.
Maureen is a registered professional engineer in California. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and Oregon State University, respectively. For ten years Maureen has served as a research engineer with California State University, Sacramento’s Office of Water Programs, providing assistance with stormwater management, design, construction, monitoring, and data assessment, including LID implementation. In addition to supporting the City/university project, Maureen managed the development of the California Phase II LID Sizing Tool, and is coordinating a team to develop a Stormwater Resource Plan for the greater Sacramento region.
Dalia Fadl, P.E.
Dalia is a Senior Engineer in the City of Sacramento Department of Utilities. She has a bachelor’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from UC Berkeley. She has 12 years of experience as an engineer, 10 of which are in the stormwater quality field between the County of Sacramento and City of Sacramento. Most of her experience has been related to the incorporation of stormwater quality features in new development and redevelopment projects, and helping agency staff and development engineers with the implementation of post construction stormwater quality measures. She was on the Steering Committee for the 2007 Sacramento Stormwater Quality Design Manual, and she is currently involved in the Design Manual update efforts and the implementation of LID requirements in the Sac area.
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