NSM Friday Seminar - Paving the Way to Stormwater Management

09/20/2013

Friday Seminar, September 20, 2013

Garber Hall, #106

1:25 p.m.

Paving the Way to Stormwater Management

Description of Presentation:

In a natural woodland or meadow, very little rainfall runs off. During development, natural vegetation is usually removed and replaced with hard impervious surfaces such as roads, buildings and parking areas. This land surface change decreases infiltration, groundwater recharge and evapotranspiration; increases runoff and carries excess nutrients, sediment and other contaminants into our waters. in order to protect citizens, property and natural resources from unmanaged stormwater runoff, the Virginia stormwater act and VSMP permit regulations (effective Sept. 13, 2011) now provide the ability to manage the quantity and quality of stormwater runoff on a construction site as well as on a regional or watershed basis.

This one-hour presentation (including Q&A):

· describes basic stormwater issues;

· illustrates typical best management practices (BMP);

· demonstrates how permeable paving is an extremely effective BMP solution;

· explains how project stakeholders can sustainably manage stormwater and achieve the triple bottom line with permeable paving solutions.

The benefit to the audience is that they will be able to make more informed decisions and choose paving materials that will help them accomplish their project performance goals, save money, improve people’s lives and ensure a sustainable environment for current and future generations.