Learn how Pittsburgh is building a business case for investing in stormwater management to address combined sewer outflows, localized flooding, and water quality issues with regional and neighborhood-scale projects. Learn how the city’s "Green First" approach is planning, evaluating, and prioritizing implementation across its 30 priority sewersheds.
Water / Stormwater Management
Health, Safety and Welfare
1. Learn how a major city used a green infrastructure approach to address regional stormwater management while still meeting the EPA’s CSO Control Policy of 85% combined sewage capture. 2. Hear perspectives from the City, an engineering firm and a landscape architecture firm who have been involved in creating and executing the Plan across 13,700 acres and 30 high-priority sewersheds. 3. Learn how triple bottom line cost benefit analysis (TBL-CBA) quantified the benefits, in dollar terms, of a GI approach - for both regional planning purposes and neighborhood-level project execution. 4. Hear how PWSA will initiate projects in 6 high-priority watersheds while establishing programs that engage stakeholders throughout the city.
Megan Zeigler, ASLA; Tom Batroney, PE; Greg Scott, PE; John F.. Williams, ASLA;
American Society of Landscape Architects