December 28, 2015

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Mike Hardin Speaking in Florida on Green Roofs, Permeable Pavements, and Stormwater Reuse

Mike Hardin, Ph.D., P.E., CFM, will present at the Florida Water Environment Association's 2016 Integrated Water Seminar on January 22, 2016 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. His presentation is titled "The Use of Green Roofs, Pervious/Permeable Pavements, and Stormwater Harvesting to Reduce the Volume and Improve the Quality of Stormwater Runoff."

Mike's presentation explains how the integration of Low-Impact Development (LID) principles into site design can have a significant effect on the volume and quality of stormwater runoff leaving a developed site. Urban redevelopment projects, where original construction likely occurred prior to modern stormwater regulation, are typically space limited and unable to accommodate traditional stormwater controls. These sites can benefit from the use of such practices as green roofs, pervious/permeable pavements, and stormwater harvesting to help meet regulatory requirements. New construction projects can also benefit from the incorporation of LID principals in the form of cost savings by reducing or potentially eliminating the need for stormwater ponds, reduced linear feet and diameter of pipes for stormwater infrastructure, and providing a cheap alternative water source for non-potable applications. His talk will focus on the benefits, application, and design of such systems for stormwater volume and water quality control. Additionally, some example projects which incorporate these LID practices will be presented.

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For more information regarding "Green Roofs, Permeable Pavements, & Stormwater Reuse," contact Mike Hardin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.