http://www.ohm-advisors.com: Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP) are rapidly evolving and gaining significant popularity as a method to fight non-point source pollution. Knowing where to place BMPs in the ground to effectively treat stormwater can be tricky. However, with the use of GIS, you can review several environmental variables such as BMP location, size, and mitigated runoff volume. By analyzing orthoimagery, DEMs, existing infrastructure, soils, and right-of-way, users within organizations can more efficiently and effectively plan and optimize their BMPs.
Often BMP placement is often determined on a site-by-site basis. Using GIS and existing spatial datasets allow users to evaluate many sites and perform large scale planning efforts to get the most out of each BMP location. Effective planning at the local or watershed scale will make it easier to prioritize BMPs.
In this presentation, GIS analyst and Environmental Planner, Scott Kaiser, GISP, CFM, discusses the methods used to plan and choose stormwater BMPs with GIS.
Scott Kaiser is a green stormwater guru. A GIS Analyst and Environmental Planner with OHM: http:www.ohm-advisors.com, Scott has more than eight years experience in GIS, focusing on water protection.