Evaluating Centralized Green Stormwater Infrastructure in Pittsburgh’s Negley Run Watershed

Event details

  • Tuesday | September 14, 2021
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • (319) 855-2955 - Ben Curtis, ISWEP

About the Webinar

In this webinar, Dr. Fischbach will describe results from a new study that uses simulation modeling and economic analysis to evaluate a system of centralized green stormwater infrastructure for a key urban watershed in the City of Pittsburgh. The research considers present and future risks from sewer overflows and flooding given future rainfall uncertainty, compares stormwater benefits and costs at different levels of investment, and includes estimates of potential recreational, amenity, and other co-benefits to local residents.

Speaker Biography: Jordan R. Fischbach

Jordan R. Fischbach, Ph.D., is the Director of Planning and Policy Research at The Water Institute of the Gulf. Before joining the Water Institute, Fischbach was codirector of the RAND Climate Resilience Center, a senior policy researcher at the RAND Corporation, and an affiliate faculty member at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Since 2010, Fischbach has led research focused on climate adaptation, urban resilience, water resources management, coastal planning, and post-disaster recovery. He serves as a co-investigator for the NOAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (MARISA) center, which has the goal to support the effective utilization of climate science and the building of adaptive capacity and resilience to climate variability and change in the Mid-Atlantic region. Fischbach has led a series of projects supporting resilience planning and improved stormwater management in Pittsburgh since 2015, with a focus on evaluating the benefits and costs of green stormwater infrastructure.

This webinar is part of ISWEP’s annual Stormwater Sessions Live! series. You can view the entire lineup below or by clicking “View Webinar Series Flyer”.

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The 2021 series will focus on stormwater’s role in leading communities toward climate resiliency. We will hear from municipal leaders, institutional policymakers, and researchers from across the country and here in Iowa that are leading the resiliency charge. Some webinars still to be announced.

ISWEP is proud to offer our annual webinar series free to city members. Professional members should use code “ISWEP21B” when registering. Discounts are also provided for groups.

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Professional Development Hours

Stormwater webinars are eligible for 6 total hours of continuing education or professional development hours, 1 hour per webinar. Sessions are recorded live and available on demand if sessions are missed. All stormwater webinars take place from 12 – 1PM central time. For questions, please contact Ben Curtis at bcurtis@iowastormwater.org.