Benefit-Cost Analyses Guidebook for Airport Stormwater

Many airports have an extensive stormwater infrastructure system. Airports frequently need to undertake stormwater projects to accommodate facility expansion, address obsolescence, and respond to evolving regulatory requirements. Often, stormwater infrastructure is installed or upgraded on a project-by-project and piecemeal basis, resulting in mismatches of sizes, material types, ages, and conditions. When airports are considering expanding or improving their stormwater facilities, the immediate need for stormwater infrastructure modification may not be clear, and a benefit-cost analysis (BCA) is needed. Recently, BCAs have begun incorporating risk assessment and the triple bottom line consisting of financial, environmental, and social considerations. Yet there is limited guidance for addressing these factors in a BCA for stormwater infrastructure projects. Research is needed to provide guidance for identifying and calculating benefits and costs of airport stormwater infrastructure projects. The objective of this research is to develop a guidebook to help airport practitioners identify and quantify benefits and costs of airport stormwater infrastructure projects.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $325000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 02-75

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Airport Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Project Managers:

    Navarrete, Joseph

  • Performing Organizations:

    Cadmus Group, Inc.

    Waltham, MA  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Krop, Richard

  • Start Date: 20160921
  • Expected Completion Date: 20181031
  • Actual Completion Date: 20181031
  • Source Data: RiP Project 40176

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01572144
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 02-75
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 1 2015 1:30AM