This project monitors the performance of stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs) such as raingardens, bioswales, and vegetated infiltration beds. These are systems used to capture stormwater runoff near the point of generation (e.g. - roofs, patios, parking lots, driveways), slow runoff rates, infiltrate stormwater into site soils, and remove pollutants, while also creating landscaping amenities and habitat enhancements. BMPs are used to integrate stormwater management into site landscaping amenities.
This topic affects many fields - architecture, construction, facility maintenance, engineering and, most importantly, human behavior and health. Lessons and information gathered from this report have the capacity to alter design standards, and policymaking and to significantly impact human health and productivity.