Monitoring the Effectiveness of Green Stormwater Infrastructure

Event details

  • August 10, 2021
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • (319) 855-2955 - Ben Curtis, ISWEP

About the Webinar

Green stormwater infrastructure has been increasing rapidly in the region over the past couple of decades. It includes stormwater ponds, rain gardens, planters, and green roofs. There are many potential benefits to green stormwater infrastructure when it is designed and constructed in ways which make sense for the particular site. Monitoring of the infrastructure is important to evaluate how it is performing and if it is doing what we hoped it would. In this  presentation I will describe strategies which we have found effective for monitoring, share some of the major lessons we have learned, and demonstrate how we have adapted. Unlike grey infrastructure, no two green facilities are the same, and the ability to effectively monitor and adapt is critical to success.

Katie Holzer

Katie is a Watershed Scientist at the City of Gresham where she runs the environmental monitoring program. She has a Ph.D. in Ecology and has been studying urban ecosystems for 12 years.

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