Join us as we highlight innovative approaches to addressing stormwater in New England.
- Hear about stormwater public outreach resources and programs.
- See who's soaking up the rain with green infrastructure.
- Learn about the latest tools and resources from EPA and others.
- Share successes, barriers, and lessons learned while implementing green infrastructure in our New England communities.
Managing Phosphorus Pollution with Stormwater Bioretention Systems: A Soil Study
Tuesday, June 8th, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
Bioretention rain gardens are a popular strategy for capturing and storing stormwater while improving water quality by filterning pollutants. As a nutrient pollutant, phosphorus contributes to downstream algal blooms. If designed well, bioretention systems can be used to remove phosphorus from stormwater. A recent research project at the University of Vermont, with support from the EPA Office of Research and Development’s Regional Applied Research Efforts (RARE) program, explored the potential for drinking water treatment residuals (a byproduct of drinking water filtration) to bind phosphorus within bioretention soil media.
In this webinar, speakers from the University of Vermont will discuss lessons learned from many years of research on bioretention soil media, including how different installation components can remove phosphorus from runoff or potentially leach phosphorus into outflows. Speakers will take a deep dive on the technical aspects, scientific results, and water quality impacts of different bioretention case studies. The presentation will cover the pros and cons of compost, drinking water treatment residuals, and other bioretention soil media amendments.
- Dr. Stephanie Hurley, Department of Plant & Soil Science, University of Vermont
- Michael Ament, PhD Candidate, Department of Plant & Soil Science, University of Vermont
- Community Buy-in for Stormwater Funding: An EPA Roundtable Series, June 11, 2020 Exit
- Effective Public Outreach in Massachusetts MS4 Communities, May 7, 2020
- EPA's Watershed Management Optimization Support Tool (WMOST), February 27, 2020
- Building Resilience Through Living Shorelines, January 16, 2020
- Rain Gardens for Residents on Aquidneck Island, December 17, 2019
- Working Together: Collaborative Stormwater Management in Central Massachusetts, December 5, 2019
- Reaching Public Consensus: Stormwater Funding in Ashland, MA , May 14, 2019
- Co-Hosted with the EPA Watershed Academy: Lessons Learned on Integrating Water Quality and Nature-based Approaches into Hazard Mitigation Plans, March 14, 2019
- Storm Hazard Mitigation through Designing with Nature, February 12, 2019
- Green Streets in Dense Communities, September 12, 2018
- Challenges and Practical Solutions to Managing Municipal Stormwater Systems, May 23, 2018
- The Guiteras GI Community School Project, Bristol, Rhode Island, February 28, 2018
- More recordings coming soon!
- Green Infrastructure Webcast Series
- Watershed Academy
- Safe and Sustainable Water Resources Research Program
- Heat Island Webcasts
- Leading-Edge Stormwater Financing Webinars
- Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) Webinar Series
- NPDES Stormwater Webcasts
- Minnesota Stormwater Seminar Series Exit