Spatial Sustainability Assessment of Green Stormwater Infrastructure for Surface Transportation Planning, Phase II

Stormwater runoff can cause both flooding and the spread of pollutants, so it is important that it be managed effectively. This project investigates the watershed scale implementation of green infrastructure: technologies that reduce the imperviousness and promote the retention and treatment of the runoff at the source, rather than move the water to centralized locations for treatment and release. The aim of the project is to create a modeling framework to be used in transportation planning. It will model the effect of green infrastructure on flooding and water quality, and assess their life cycle costs and environmental and health impacts. The project will be conducted in phases. Phase I work is close to completion, which is to develop a method for creating a geographic information system (GIS) layer of existing green infrastructure that can be overlaid with transportation and grey stormwater infrastructure network. In Year 2, Phase II research will continue working on the integration of hydrological and water quality modeling for scenario analysis of combination of transportation planning and green infrastructure design.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $91752
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:


    Washington DC,   United States 
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of South Florida, Tampa

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    4202 E. Flowler Avenue, ENB 118
    Tampa, FL  United States  33620-5350
  • Principal Investigators:

    Zhang, Qiong

    Lu, Qing

  • Start Date: 20171201
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180930
  • Actual Completion Date: 20180930
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01665044
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Transportation, Environment, and Community Health
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747119
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Mar 30 2018 12:06PM