Webcast: Green Infrastructure in Road Projects

Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Wastewater Management and the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Office of Project Development and Environmental Review are teaming up to co-sponsor the webcast "Innovative Transportation Stormwater Management: Green Infrastructure in Road Projects."

Roads can convey a variety of pollutants into our waterways and can increase the volume and velocity of stormwater generated. Green infrastructure techniques are one solution that can be used to reduce and treat stormwater runoff. This webcast will include brief overviews about green infrastructure from FHWA and EPA and showcase two state transportation organizations committed to innovative initiatives to improve water quality and manage the quality and quantity of stormwater runoff from road surfaces. The speakers will highlight collaborative projects, policy recommendations to strategically incorporate green infrastructure into the roadway funding and approval process, and describe a programmatic approach to the design and construction of stormwater BMPs along with a chloride offset program.

Innovative Transportation Stormwater Management: Green Infrastructure in Road Projects is scheduled for March 6, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST. Register at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/745304120.

Speakers include:

• Rachel Herbert, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Wastewater Management

• Marcel Tchaou and Susan Jones, Federal Highway Administration, Office of Project Development and Environmental Review

• Kelly Karll, Senior Civil Engineer, Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG)

• Bryan Wagner, Environmental Policy & Program Manager, Illinois Tollway


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