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Green Infrastructure for Stormwater Management

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Green Infrastructure for Stormwater Management

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Green Infrastructure for Stormwater Management

  1. 1. GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE FOR STORMWATER MANAGEMENTCURRENT HAPPENINGS AND FUTURE PROSPECTS IN SYRACUSE, NY ATLANTIC STATES LEGAL FOUNDATION, INC. JUNE 2009 SUPPORTED WITH PARTIAL FUNDING BY THE SYRACUSE CENTER OF EXCELLENCE
  2. 2. PRESENTATION OUTLINE - BACKGROUND (3 min) - problem - original solution - new solution - GENERAL OVERVIEW OF GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE (5 min) - concept - typologies - benefits - GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE IN SYRACUSE (15 min) - GI as a CSO abatement strategy in Syracuse - existing & underway projects - issues to be addressed - future steps - CONCLUDING REMARKS (2 min) - DISCUSSION GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE FOR STORMWATER MANAGEMENT: CURRENT HAPPENINGS AND FUTURE PROSPECTS IN SYRACUSE, NYATLANTIC STATES LEGAL FOUNDATION, INC. JUNE 2009
  3. 3. PROBLEM - diagram of combined sewer overflow - Syracuse local water bodies - 637 MILLION GALLONS OF COMBINED SEWAGE IS CURRENTLY DISCHARGED/YEAR (CH2M HILL)backgroundoverview of GIGI in Syracuse - combined (blue) & separated (red) sewers (OCDWEP)conclusion GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE FOR STORMWATER MANAGEMENT:discussion CURRENT HAPPENINGS AND FUTURE PROSPECTS IN SYRACUSE, NY ATLANTIC STATES LEGAL FOUNDATION, INC. JUNE 2009
  4. 4. ORIGINAL SOLUTION - AMENDED CONSENT JUDGEMENT (1998) -85% COMBINED SEWER OVERFLOW CAPTURE - GRAY APPROACHES PURSUED: -SEWER SEPARATIONS, DETENTION TANKS, & REGIONAL TREATMENT FACILITIESbackgroundoverview of GIGI in Syracuse - Midland regional treatment facility (OCDWEP)conclusion GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE FOR STORMWATER MANAGEMENT:discussion CURRENT HAPPENINGS AND FUTURE PROSPECTS IN SYRACUSE, NY ATLANTIC STATES LEGAL FOUNDATION, INC. JUNE 2009
  5. 5. NEW SOLUTION - GREEN - GRAY INFRASTRUCTURE HYBRID (EPA/DEC SUPPORT) - BIDS REJECTED FOR CLINTON STREET RTF IN APRIL, 2008 - green roofs; Berlin - infiltration trench; Berlinbackgroundoverview of GIGI in Syracuse - urban forestry; Amsterdam - rain garden; Berlinconclusion GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE FOR STORMWATER MANAGEMENT:discussion CURRENT HAPPENINGS AND FUTURE PROSPECTS IN SYRACUSE, NY ATLANTIC STATES LEGAL FOUNDATION, INC. JUNE 2009
  6. 6. CONCEPT - TO MORE CLOSELY MIMIC NATURAL HYDROLOGIC PROCESSES - traditional stormwater management (Toland)background - stormwater management with GI (Toland)overview of GIGI in Syracuseconclusion GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE FOR STORMWATER MANAGEMENT:discussion CURRENT HAPPENINGS AND FUTURE PROSPECTS IN SYRACUSE, NY ATLANTIC STATES LEGAL FOUNDATION, INC. JUNE 2009
  7. 7. TYPOLOGIES - urban forestry; Berlin - bioretention; Berlinbackgroundoverview of GIGI in Syracuse - green roofs; Amsterdamconclusion GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE FOR STORMWATER MANAGEMENT:discussion CURRENT HAPPENINGS AND FUTURE PROSPECTS IN SYRACUSE, NY ATLANTIC STATES LEGAL FOUNDATION, INC. JUNE 2009
  8. 8. TYPOLOGIES - smart growth; Barcelona - permeable paving; Amsterdambackgroundoverview of GIGI in Syracuse - rainwater harvesting & reuse; Amsterdamconclusion GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE FOR STORMWATER MANAGEMENT:discussion CURRENT HAPPENINGS AND FUTURE PROSPECTS IN SYRACUSE, NY ATLANTIC STATES LEGAL FOUNDATION, INC. JUNE 2009
  9. 9. BENEFITS - COSTS LESS THAN TRADITIONAL APPROACHES - POLLUTION REDUCTIONS - NATIVE HABITAT CREATION & CONNECTION - ECONOMIC STIMULUS/JOB CREATION - INCREASED AESTHETICS - ENERGY SAVINGS - WATER CONSERVATION - PARKS AND COMMUNITY SPACES - PHYSIOLOGICAL BENEFITS OF GREENbackground - kids kayaking on stormwater canal in Amsterdamoverview of GIGI in Syracuseconclusion GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE FOR STORMWATER MANAGEMENT:discussion CURRENT HAPPENINGS AND FUTURE PROSPECTS IN SYRACUSE, NY ATLANTIC STATES LEGAL FOUNDATION, INC. JUNE 2009
  10. 10. GI AS A CSO ABATEMENT STRATEGY IN SYRACUSE - CURRENTLY @ 83% CSO CAPTURE - @ 86% WITH 3.7 MILLION GALLONS OF DETENTION IN TROLLEY LOT - GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE IS PROJECTED TO ADD ANOTHER 3-7% IN REDUCTIONS (CH2M HILL)backgroundoverview of GIGI in Syracuse - rendering of bioretention basin & green wall in Near Westside parking lotconclusion GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE FOR STORMWATER MANAGEMENT:discussion CURRENT HAPPENINGS AND FUTURE PROSPECTS IN SYRACUSE, NY ATLANTIC STATES LEGAL FOUNDATION, INC. JUNE 2009
  11. 11. EXISTING GI IN SYRACUSE...Islamic Society of Central NY (~1981) - permeable paver parking lot in front of mosquebackgroundoverview of GI - close up of asphalt and paversGI in Syracuseconclusion GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE FOR STORMWATER MANAGEMENT:discussion CURRENT HAPPENINGS AND FUTURE PROSPECTS IN SYRACUSE, NY ATLANTIC STATES LEGAL FOUNDATION, INC. JUNE 2009
  12. 12. EXISTING GI IN SYRACUSE...Zen Center of Syracuse (~2002) - rainwater is diverted from the roof to this rain gardenbackgroundoverview of GIGI in Syracuse - close up of signconclusion GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE FOR STORMWATER MANAGEMENT:discussion CURRENT HAPPENINGS AND FUTURE PROSPECTS IN SYRACUSE, NY ATLANTIC STATES LEGAL FOUNDATION, INC. JUNE 2009
  13. 13. EXISTING GI IN SYRACUSE...Rosamond Gifford Zoo (2002) - ...and overflows from the cisterns to this pond - roof runoff is captured in decorative cisternsbackgroundoverview of GIGI in Syracuse - ...and from the pond to this bioretention basinconclusion GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE FOR STORMWATER MANAGEMENT:discussion CURRENT HAPPENINGS AND FUTURE PROSPECTS IN SYRACUSE, NY ATLANTIC STATES LEGAL FOUNDATION, INC. JUNE 2009
  14. 14. EXISTING GI IN SYRACUSE...SUNY ESF (2005-2008) - bioretention basin (2008)- green roof with monitoring equipment (2005)backgroundoverview of GI - Flexi-Pave bike area (2008)GI in Syracuseconclusion GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE FOR STORMWATER MANAGEMENT:discussion CURRENT HAPPENINGS AND FUTURE PROSPECTS IN SYRACUSE, NY ATLANTIC STATES LEGAL FOUNDATION, INC. JUNE 2009
  15. 15. EXISTING GI IN SYRACUSE...The M.O.S.T. (2008) - Flexi-Pave pathbackgroundoverview of GIGI in Syracuse - close upconclusion GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE FOR STORMWATER MANAGEMENT:discussion CURRENT HAPPENINGS AND FUTURE PROSPECTS IN SYRACUSE, NY ATLANTIC STATES LEGAL FOUNDATION, INC. JUNE 2009
  16. 16. EXISTING GI IN SYRACUSE...Near Westside (2008) - CENTER OF EXCELLENCE, CORNELL COOPERATIVE EXTENSION (EARTH CORPS), HOME HEADQUARTERS - roof runoff is directed to this rain garden on Tully St.backgroundoverview of GIGI in Syracuse - rain barrelsconclusion GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE FOR STORMWATER MANAGEMENT:discussion CURRENT HAPPENINGS AND FUTURE PROSPECTS IN SYRACUSE, NY ATLANTIC STATES LEGAL FOUNDATION, INC. JUNE 2009
  17. 17. GI UNDERWAY IN SYRACUSE...Near Westside - COUNTY, CoE, HHQ, CCE, ATLANTIC STATES- vacant property converted to bioretion area & park - rain gardens in front of public housingbackgroundoverview of GIGI in Syracuse - infiltration trenches on West Streetconclusion GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE FOR STORMWATER MANAGEMENT:discussion CURRENT HAPPENINGS AND FUTURE PROSPECTS IN SYRACUSE, NY ATLANTIC STATES LEGAL FOUNDATION, INC. JUNE 2009
  18. 18. GI UNDERWAY IN SYRACUSE...Rescue Mission - COUNTY, CITY, ATLANTIC STATESbackgroundoverview of GI - vacant land to be turned to urban orchard - view from the creekGI in Syracuseconclusion GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE FOR STORMWATER MANAGEMENT:discussion CURRENT HAPPENINGS AND FUTURE PROSPECTS IN SYRACUSE, NY ATLANTIC STATES LEGAL FOUNDATION, INC. JUNE 2009
  19. 19. GI UNDERWAY IN SYRACUSE...farmers’ market parking lot - COUNTY, CITY, ATLANTIC STATESbackgroundoverview of GIGI in Syracuse - downtown market lot to be turned to porous asphaltconclusion GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE FOR STORMWATER MANAGEMENT:discussion CURRENT HAPPENINGS AND FUTURE PROSPECTS IN SYRACUSE, NY ATLANTIC STATES LEGAL FOUNDATION, INC. JUNE 2009
  20. 20. GI UNDERWAY IN SYRACUSE...non-for-profits Balance Cut on Site Native Shrub & Grass Bird Habitat - CITY, ATLANTIC STATES, LA LIGA, THE DUNBAR ASSOCIATION Bio-Retention Basin Remove Permbeble Paving Demonstration Unnecessary Paving; Area Convert to Lawn and Maintained Meadow Leader Disconnection to Rain Barrels New Tree Drive and Sidewalks Paved Plantings with High Albedo Permeable Paving Flexi-Pave Modular Green Roof Panels Native Tree Plantings Accesable Rain Gardens Green Roof W. Onondaga Street - plan view of proposed GI at La Liga Proposed Green Infrastructure for Stormwater Management at the Fund For the Environment, Inc. 658 W. Onondaga Street, Syracuse, NY 13204 Conceptual Plan by Atlantic States Legal Foundation, Inc. 5.29.2009 Scale: 1”=40’-0” Portion of Lawn Converted to Rain Gardens Remove Unnecessary Paving-Convert Right of Way to Rain Gardens and Permeable Paving Multiple Small Cisterns for Plant New Tree Irrigation Plantings Native Plants Rain Garden Garden Border Grass Social Area Drive & Sidewalks Multiple Small Cisterns for Plant Paved with High Irrigation Albedo Permeable Paving Green Roofbackground Move Dumpster and Convert Parking Space to Recylclingoverview of GI Center Permeable AsphaltGI in Syracuse - plan view of proposed GI at the Dunbar Association Proposed Green Infrastructure for Stormwater - plan view of proposed GI at ASLF Proposed Green Infrastructure for Stormwater Management at the Spanish Action League 700 Oswego Street, Syracuse, NY 13204conclusion Management at the Dunbar Association, Inc. Conceptual Plan by Atlantic States Legal Foundation, Inc. 5.29.2009 Scale: 1”=30’-0” 1453 South State Street, Syracuse, NY 13205 GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE FOR STORMWATER MANAGEMENT:discussion CURRENT HAPPENINGS AND Scale: 1”=50’-0” FUTURE PROSPECTS IN SYRACUSE, NY Conceptual Plan by Atlantic States Legal Foundation, Inc. 5.29.2009 ATLANTIC STATES LEGAL FOUNDATION, INC. JUNE 2009
  21. 21. GI UNDERWAY IN SYRACUSE...green infrastructure center - ATLANTIC STATES, CONGRESSMAN DAN MAFFEI, CITY - possible green infrastructure community center headquartersbackgroundoverview of GI - adjacent vacant lot slated to become urban tree nurseryGI in Syracuseconclusion GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE FOR STORMWATER MANAGEMENT:discussion CURRENT HAPPENINGS AND FUTURE PROSPECTS IN SYRACUSE, NY ATLANTIC STATES LEGAL FOUNDATION, INC. JUNE 2009
  22. 22. GI UNDERWAY IN SYRACUSE...Center of Excellence/King & Kingbackground - future Center of Excellence buildingoverview of GIGI in Syracuseconclusion GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE FOR STORMWATER MANAGEMENT:discussion CURRENT HAPPENINGS AND FUTURE PROSPECTS IN SYRACUSE, NY ATLANTIC STATES LEGAL FOUNDATION, INC. JUNE 2009
  23. 23. GI UNDERWAY IN SYRACUSE...policies & incentives - COUNTY & CITYbackground - rendering of Philadelphia neighborhoodoverview of GIGI in Syracuseconclusion GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE FOR STORMWATER MANAGEMENT:discussion CURRENT HAPPENINGS AND FUTURE PROSPECTS IN SYRACUSE, NY ATLANTIC STATES LEGAL FOUNDATION, INC. JUNE 2009
  24. 24. ISSUES TO BE ADDRESSED - COSTS - DECENTRALIZED NATURE - LACK OF PUBLIC AWARENESS/SENSE OF RESPONSIBILITY - LACK OF LOCALLY PROVEN TECHNOLOGIES - PUBLIC PERCEPTION - EXISTING POLICIES & REGULATIONS - COMMUNITY LEADERSHIPbackgroundoverview of GIGI in Syracuse - section of rain gardenconclusion GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE FOR STORMWATER MANAGEMENT:discussion CURRENT HAPPENINGS AND FUTURE PROSPECTS IN SYRACUSE, NY ATLANTIC STATES LEGAL FOUNDATION, INC. JUNE 2009
  25. 25. CONTINUING WORK - REINFORCING PUBLIC BUY IN - INCENTIVE POLICY/PROGRAMS - CONTINUED MULTIDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATION - INCORPORATING GREEN JOBS PROGRAMS - GI OUTREACH CENTER/PROGRAMS - CONTINUED IMPLEMENTATION OF GI PROJECTSbackground - green employeesoverview of GIGI in Syracuseconclusion GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE FOR STORMWATER MANAGEMENT:discussion CURRENT HAPPENINGS AND FUTURE PROSPECTS IN SYRACUSE, NY ATLANTIC STATES LEGAL FOUNDATION, INC. JUNE 2009
  26. 26. CONCLUSION - GI CAN CONTINUE TO IMPROVE ECOLOGICAL HEALTH OF WATER BODIES WHILE PROVIDING ADDITIONAL SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, AND ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS - CURRENTLY SOME GI PROJECTS BUILT IN SYRACUSE AND MORE UNDERWAY - TO REAP FULL BENEFITS OF GI THERE NEEDS TO BE FULL PUBLIC/PRIVATE ENGAGEMENT - CONTINUED MULTIDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATIONbackgroundoverview of GIGI in Syracuse - rain garden with trees in front of Blodgett Elementary Schoolconclusion GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE FOR STORMWATER MANAGEMENT:discussion CURRENT HAPPENINGS AND FUTURE PROSPECTS IN SYRACUSE, NY ATLANTIC STATES LEGAL FOUNDATION, INC. JUNE 2009

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