Advancing the science of urban stormwater management
Continued efforts of the Water Resources Center and the Minnesota Stormwater Research Council
by John Bilotta
Teams of researchers, practitioners and professionals continue their quest to discover new solutions and develop new methods to help minimize and prevent the impacts of urban stormwater runoff to Minnesota’s lakes, streams, rivers and groundwater.
Five of the most recently completed projects include:
- Monitoring Methods for Prioritization and Assessment of Stormwater Practices
- Equipping Municipalities with Climate Change Data to Inform Stormwater Management
- Pollutant Removal and Maintenance Assessment of Underground Filtration Systems
- Evaluation of Microbial and Chemical Contaminant Removals in Different Stormwater Reuse Systems
- Pond treatment with spent lime to control phosphorus release from sediments
Each project above is linked to a webpage that contains a project description, a list of the research team members, project presentation(s) and the final report.
In May 2022 a new portfolio of research projects will be selected and will start later the summer and fall of 2022.
These projects and nearly twenty others represent research initiatives as part of the Minnesota Stormwater Research and Technology Transfer Program led by the Center in partnership with the Minnesota Stormwater Research Council. The Council is an independent organization of stormwater professionals, practitioners, managers, engineers, researchers and other professionals that facilitates, funds, and focuses on applied research to prevent, minimize and mitigate the impacts of runoff from urban and developing communities in Minnesota.
These discoveries, equipping professionals, engineers and managers with much needed solutions and answers to questions for Minnesota communities, is made possible by the financial support and expertise from many cities, watershed organizations, private businesses, and with support from the Clean Water Fund from the State of Minnesota’s Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment.
Gratitude to all our financial partners in the program. A complete list is available online.