Advances in Green Infrastructure Development: Benefits from Point to Watershed Scale

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Session ID#: 23796

Session Description:
Green Infrastructures (GIs) are increasingly being relied upon as integral elements of urban planning and for flood control and treatment of polluted urban runoff. Many cities and communities support the use of GIs as an alternative to conventional stormwater control measures as cost-effective and resilient approaches. Although GIs are shown to be effective in trapping pollutants and reducing urban runoff, their efficiency may be reduced in time if not properly maintained. Further, while GIs reduce surface runoff by infiltration, questions remain on whether this creates short-circuiting between stormwater runoff and groundwater. Combining these with the fact that GIs actually trap runoff from small areas, it is uncertain whether GIs contribute to measurable differences in the quality of waters at larger scales. In this regard, this session welcomes papers that look at the functioning of GIs at multiple scales, both spatially (point to watershed) and temporally (events to long term).
Primary Convener:  Latif Kalin, Auburun University, School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, Auburn, AL, United States
Convener:  Haw Yen, Texas A&M University College Station, College Station, TX, United States
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Hessam Tavakol-Davani1, Hassan Tavakol-Davani, PhD2 and Steven J Burian1, (1)University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, United States, (2)Senior Staff Water Resources Engineer, San Diego, United States
Jordyn Wolfand1, Colin D. Bell2, Alexandria B Boehm1, Terri S Hogue2 and Richard G Luthy1, (1)Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States, (2)Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, United States
Kun Zhang and Ting Fong May Chui, The University of Hong Kong, Department of Civil Engineering, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Emily Parker1, Megan Rippy1, Andrew Mehring2, Brandon Winfrey3, Richard F Ambrose3, Lisa A Levin4 and Stanley Baugh Grant5, (1)University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States, (2)University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, United States, (3)University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (4)Scripps Institution of Oceanog, La Jolla, CA, United States, (5)University of California, Irvine, CA, United States
Sang Hoon Jun, Korea University, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South), Eui Hoon Lee, Korea University, Soeul, South Korea and Joong Hoon Kim, Korea University, Seoul, South Korea

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