Stormwater Management Research Cluster

Primary Objectives

The Stormwater Management Cluster offers expertise in economics, hydrology, geochemistry, and policy analysis. The cluster emphasizes the science of water, particularly groundwater- and surface-water interactions, including the role that groundwater plays in controlling stream flow, temperatures, and salinity. They utilize hydrogeochemical modeling to develop viable scenarios to assess the public's "willingness to pay" for stormwater abatement measures that could improve stream water quality. Together the results from the physical analysis and public attitude surveys provide support for drafting potential policy options for addressing impacts from stormwater runoff.

Capabilities

groundwater modeling, water quality monitoring, non-market valuation, willingness-to-pay, mixed methods, modeling water quality impacts of competing policy options, stormwater abatement/management in a changing climate

Cluster Members