Pervious Concrete Performance in Eastern Washington Webinar
- Pervious Concrete Performance in Eastern Washington
- Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Washington State University
Low impact development (LID) represents a suite of policies and practices which are implemented to handle stormwater runoff from developed sites and infrastructure in a manner that more effectively mimics natural hydrological processes. However, LID technologies appropriate for eastern Washington and other colder regions, particularly regions with poorly draining soils and steep slopes, are not well developed, and there are few implementation sites. This project has been funded jointly by the Center for Environmentally Sustainable Transportation in Cold Climates (CESTiCC), a Tier I US Department of Transportation University Transportation Center, and the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) Husseman Fund with both research and implementation aspects. In addition, the City of Spokane and Washington State University (WSU) Facilities Services have funded some of the associated permeable pavement installations used in this research as part of their ongoing work. This project relates to the second research thrust area of ‘managing stormwater runoff in cold climates’ from CESTiCC, and addresses needs in Eastern Washington for the feasibility of low impact development in support of the WSU Pullman campus master plan and as a regional demonstration site in response to the Husseman Fund objectives.
CESTiCC Associate Director at WSU, Liv Haselbach, Ph.D., P.E., is a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the WSU. She is the author of the McGraw-Hill GreenSource book, The Engineering Guide to LEED-New Construction, Sustainable Construction for Engineers. She has authored numerous papers on sustainability related to developmental issues, carbon sequestration and low impact development. Her recent research includes water quantity and quality benefits of permeable pavements, titanium dioxide as an air pollutant treatment for pavements and life cycle assessment (particularly use phase) projects on carbon and energy related to transportation. Dr. Haselbach is very active in the sustainability education arena and has developed courses on sustainability and the LEED rating system at WSU and the University of South Carolina. She is a LEED AP (BD+C). Prior to her academic career she founded an engineering consulting company in the New York – Connecticut area, which specialized in permitting, construction and site development for major US companies, particularly in the retail petroleum industry. Her degrees include a BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Cornell, an MS in Chemical Engineering from UC Berkeley, and a PhD in Environmental Engineering from the University of Connecticut.