Learn about: results of studies evaluating local and regional trends in extreme events, different approaches for evaluating future precipitation, an analysis of current State stormwater infrastructure standards, and a method being considered by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) for a Climate-Resilient Infrastructure standard.
NOAA’s Climate Program Office and National Centers for Environmental Information, in partnership with The Water Research Foundation, are hosting a five-part webinar series on Our Changing Precipitation. The webinars will take place on Tuesday afternoons (Eastern). Join us to learn more about some of the considerations and methods for working with available precipitation science and information to advance resilience planning.
Attendees will hear in lay terms, and help advance the conversation about, our current ability to project precipitation at temporal and spatial scales relevant for local water infrastructure decision making. You will also learn about some practical ways to take action to build resilience to climate change.
Enhanced aquifer recharge (EAR) has tremendous potential as a process to replenish and supplement existing groundwater supplies. EAR using stormwater, however, also presents a risk of groundwater contamination. In EAR application, it is important to understand not only the quantity of water that can be replenished, but also the potential impacts to water quality.
This webinar will highlight the following ongoing EPA and EPA supported research investigating the application and potential impacts to water quality using EAR technologies: (1) state of the science on information leading to best practices for EAR using stormwater; (2) methods currently being investigated to understand water movement and quality in karst aquifers; and (3) highlights of a recently completed field project supported by EPA to evaluate green infrastructure system pollutant removal performance in the arid Intermountain West and to document the potential for stormwater harvesting and groundwater recovery to enhance water availability in Utah’s Salt Lake Valley.