Green stormwater infrastructure

Our current and recent projects on green stormwater infrastructure:

Quantifying the hydrologic performance of green infrastructure to mitigate urban flooding

Green stormwater iresearch logonfrastructure has been lauded as a multi-benefit
approach to addressing urban flooding issues. However, the performance of green infrastructure is highly variable, depending on factors as diverse as antecedent soil moisture, soil type, and placement within the existing network. Our research aims to use a reliability analysis framework to quantify and evaluate green infrastructure within the context of the energy-water nexus and the broader urban environment.

Publications:
– R. William, J. Garg, and A.S. Stillwell. (2017). “A game theory analysis of green infrastructure stormwater management policies.” Water Resources Research, Special Issue on “Socio-hydrology: Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Coupled Human-Water Systems,” 53(9), 8003-8019. Featured in editor’s highlight.
– R. William and A.S. Stillwell. (2017). “Use of Fragility Curves to Evaluate the Performance of Green Roofs.” Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment, 3(4), 04017010.
– R. William, A. Goodwell, M. Richardson, P.V.V. Le, P. Kumar, and A.S. Stillwell. (2016). “An environmental cost-benefit analysis of alternative green roofing strategies.” Ecological Engineering, 95(1), 1-9.

Sponsor: Ravindar K. and Kavita Kinra Fellowship in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Illinois Water Resources Center, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant

Understanding the broader policy context and benefits of green stormwater infrastructure

Green stormwater infrastructure has many benefits beyond runoff reduction and water quality improvement. Our work quantifies these direct and indirect benefits of green stormwater infrastructure installations in urban areas, including the policy context of these approaches.

Publications:
– J.F. Canning and A.S. Stillwell. (2018). “Nutrient Reduction in Agricultural Green Infrastructure: An Analysis of the Raccoon River Watershed.” Water, 10(6), 749. Featured on journal cover.
– C.M. Chini, J.F. Canning, K.L. Schreiber, J.M. Peschel, and A.S. Stillwell. (2017). “The Green Experiment: Cities, Green Stormwater Infrastructure, and Sustainability.” Sustainability, 9(1), 105. Featured on journal cover.

water · energy · policy