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Low Impact Development (LID) Bioretention Technology Ta

Purpose:

Since its initial development and application in 1993 (Clar, 1993), the Bioretention system also referred to as “raingardens” has rapidly become one of the most versatile and widely used BMPs throughout the US and many parts of the world. It has recently become identified as a preferred site practice for green building design and LEEDS certification. Despite the rapid acceptance of this BMP throughout the US, detailed design guidance is not currently available for many regions of the US. An initial Bioretention Design Manual (Clar, 1993) was developed for Prince George’s County, Maryland in 1993. The guidance contained in this manual was subsequently incorporated by the State of Maryland in the 2000 Stormwater Management Design Manual (MDE, 2000). Many state and local governments have adopted the Bioretention guideline published by MDE, often without modifying the guidelines for local conditions, or without a good understanding of the range or limitations of this BMP. The committee was formed to address this need with representatives from the various regions of the US to conduct a science based assessment of the existing technology associated with the design and construction of Bioretention systems.

Membership

  • Ellen Weber Stevens, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
    Secretary
  • Michael Luis Clar, P.E., M.ASCE
    Co-Chair
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  • Billy J Barfield, Ph.D., P.E.
    Member
  • Michael Edward Barrett, P.E.
    Member
  • Glenn Owen Brown, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F.EWRI, M.ASCE
    Member
  • Robert Andrew Brown,
    Member
  • Steven J. Burian, P.E., M.ASCE
    Member
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  • Donald David Carpenter, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
    Member
  • Shirley E Clark, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F.EWRI, M.ASCE
    Member
  • Larry Steven Coffman,
    Member
  • Shanti Rachel Colwell,
    Member
  • Martin B Covington, III, P.E., D.WRE, M.ASCE
    Member
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  • Allen Porter Davis, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F.EWRI, F.ASCE
    Member
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  • Thomas Andrew Earles, D.WRE, M.ASCE
    Member
  • Bethany E Eisenberg,
    Member
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  • Elizabeth Anne Fassman-Beck, Ph.D., M.ASCE
    Member
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  • Robert Goo,
    Member
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  • William F Hunt, III, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
    Vice-Chair
  • Charlene Antoinette Harper,
    Member
  • Chris Hinman,
    Member
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  • Karen Cuff Kabbes, P.E., ENV SP, D.WRE, F.ASCE
    Member
  • Shohreh Karimipour,
    Member
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  • Keith Lichten, P.E., M.ASCE
    Member
  • William Lucas, Aff.M.ASCE
    Member
  • Howard Lusk, P.E.
    Member
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  • Daniel E Medina, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
    Member
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  • Thomas Patrick O'Connor, P.E., F.ASCE
    Member
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  • Linda D. Pechacek, P.E., F.EWRI, M.ASCE
    Member
  • Robert Ervin Pitt, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
    Member
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  • John Steven Schwartz, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
    Member
  • Earl Shaver,
    Member
  • Scott Struck, Ph.D., F.EWRI, M.ASCE
    Member
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  • Tracy Tackett,
    Member
  • Robert Guy Traver, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F.EWRI, F.ASCE
    Member
  • Douglas C Turney, P.E.
    Member
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  • Meredith C Upchurch, P.E., M.ASCE
    Member
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  • Jason Robert Vogel, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
    Member
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  • Derek Winogradoff,
    Member
  • Jason Wright, P.E., M.ASCE
    Member
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  • Shaw Lei Yu, Ph.D., Hon.D.WRE, M.ASCE
    Member