David Wood, CSN
Climate change is expected to alter the volume and distribution of precipitation across the Chesapeake Bay watershed in the coming years. Declining performance or outright failure of stormwater best management practices (BMPs) due to climate change adds further challenges to meeting the water quality goals outlined by the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL).
This webcast will cover the types of risk facing stormwater infrastructure in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, as well as the most vulnerable features of these practices. Chesapeake Bay BMPs, including both traditional stormwater practices and more non-traditional restoration approaches, will be covered. We will also discuss resilient stormwater design principles and potential next steps that stormwater managers and Chesapeake Bay stakeholders may pursue to maintain and improve the long-term performance of their BMPs.-