WET Study Work Groups
Thank you for participants who joined us for a WET study work group.
The WET Study Work Groups played a vital role in developing a comprehensive framework for stormwater adaptation planning to address changes in precipitation patterns and stormwater runoff. Four different work groups and key topics were identified. These were identified and prioritized during the WET Study’s first forum.
Education, Outreach, and Stakeholder Engagement
Identify strategies to increase awareness of stormwater management issues and changing precipitation patterns, educate and inform policy makers and developers about infrastructure vulnerabilities, long term needs and options, and developing a consensus and cooperation among stakeholders to move forward.
Land Use Planning and Policy
Identify how changing precipitation patterns can inform stormwater infrastructure design, create guidelines for future development, identify opportunities for green infrastructure and low impact development options, and how to communicate needed changes in land use planning among stakeholders.
Stormwater Infrastructure (Green/Grey) and Low Impact Development
Identify strategies to assess current infrastructure and needed upgrades, reducing and disconnecting impervious surfaces, increasing storage and stormwater reuse, protecting and enhancing vegetative cover for water quality and flood control, and how to communicate options related to stormwater infrastructure and low impact development.
Sustainable Funding for Stormwater Infrastructure
Assess funding needs – both immediate and long term – for updating infrastructure, economic impacts of decisions made, and finding opportunities for funding proactive stormwater management adaptation.