Innovative Stormwater Management in the Nation's Capital


Join Nitsch Engineering and DC Water for an overview of the DC Clean Rivers Project and the efforts to implement green infrastructure stormwater management facilities in the District. First, the presentation covers green infrastructure strategies, including brief descriptions of best management practices and their social, environmental, and economic benefits. Then, the course discusses how implementation of green infrastructure can mitigate the impacts of climate change as well as create healthier, more livable, and vibrant communities. Finally, the origins of the Green Infrastructure Challenge is discussed through the example of the Kennedy Street Greened competition entry as well as the subsequent Streetscape Project, a demonstration project for DC Water's large-scale GI effort. Focus is placed on the different elements of the design, including the 33 green infrastructure practices that were designed and implemented on one city block.

In partnership with AIA DC.

Learning objectives

  • List green infrastructure techniques and describe how they can be designed, constructed, and maintained within a dense urban environment
  • Avoid the permitting and construction obstacles associated with implementing green infrastructure in an urban environment
  • Discuss DC Water's DC Clean Rivers Project Green Infrastructure program including the motivations for implementing green infrastructure
  • Describe the environmental, economic, and social benefits of green infrastructure including how they contribute to more resilient, healthy, livable, and vibrant urban communities

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 $45  non-member
 $30  member
1.25 LUs
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  • Scott Turner


    Vice President, Director of Planning | Nitsch Engineering

    Scott Turner is a certified planner and registered professional civil engineer with 19 years of...
  • Amanda Zander

    Outreach Coordinator, Clean Rivers Program | DC Water

    Mrs. Amanda Zander has over 15 years of experience in green infrastructure, stormwater management,...