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This presentation introduces you to what this project is all about, including goals, activities, & who exactly is involved. The University of Nebraska at Lincoln received a grant through the EPA ...

This presentation introduces you to what this project is all about, including goals, activities, & who exactly is involved. The University of Nebraska at Lincoln received a grant through the EPA Urban Waters program to develop this project with the City of Omaha Stormwater Program, the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, & the Nebraska Forest Service as partners.

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  • Urban Water Improvement Project University of Nebraska – Lincoln project funded by the EPA Andy Szatko Environmental Inspector City of Omaha Stormwater Program
  • Urban Water Team UNL URBAN WATERS PROJECT • Grant awarded to the University of Nebraska – Lincoln • Lead Team – Zhenghong Tang, Ph.D, Community & Regional Planning Program, lead – Xu Li, Civil Engineering Program – Steve Rodie, ASLA, Landscape Architecture Program
  • Urban Water Team UNL URBAN WATERS PROJECT • City of Omaha Stormwater Program – Nina Cudahy – Environmental Quality Control Manager – Jim Kee – Quality Control Technician I – Selma Kessler – Post-construction Engineer – Therese Pogge & Ben Beller– Environmental Inspector – Andy Szatko – Environmental Inspector, City contact View slide
  • Urban Water Team UNL URBAN WATERS PROJECT • Saddle Hills Neighborhood Association • TV Tower Neighborhood Watch Group • Emmanuel Fellowship Church View slide
  • Green Infrastructure: Defined UNL URBAN WATERS PROJECT • Preservation & mimicking of natural processes that slow, sink, & spread rain where it lands – 3 Scales • Watershed • Neighborhood • Site
  • Increasing Local Knowledge of Green Infrastructure UNL URBAN WATERS PROJECT 3 separately funded projects with the EPA 1. EPA Office of Research & Development 2. Urban Waters Grant 3. Technical Assistance
  • What is This All About? UNL URBAN WATERS PROJECT • $60,000 grant • Assess GI on a watershed scale • Behavior change with education & outreach • 2 Sites included: TV/Saddle Hills & 72nd & Maple St. area
  • Project Deliverables UNL URBAN WATERS PROJECT • Education & outreach programming • Mobile app • Social media, how-to’s, event & news announcements, etc… • GIS database with monitoring records, ISA, analysis • Concepts for GI implementation
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  • Virtual Tour UNL URBAN WATERS PROJECT
  • Basic Overview of Project Site
  • Monitoring of Watersheds
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  • UNL URBAN WATERS PROJECT Resources water.unl.edu/propertydesign omahastormwater.org/urban-waters
  • IT’S AN EXCITING TIME FOR GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE Any questions? Thank you for your time!