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      Low Impact Development 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.

      Committee Members

      Ellen Weber Stevens, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
      Secretary

      Michael Luis Clar, P.E., D.WRE, M.ASCE
      Co-Chair

      William F Hunt, III, Ph.D.,P.E.,D.WRE
      Vice-Chair

      Billy J Barfield, Ph.D.,P.E.
      Member

      Michael Edward Barrett, P.E.,D.WRE
      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

      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

      Allen Porter Davis, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F.EWRI, F.ASCE
      Member

      Thomas Andrew Earles, D.WRE, M.ASCE
      Member

      Bethany E Eisenberg
      Member

      Elizabeth Anne Fassman-Beck, Ph.D., M.ASCE
      Member

      Robert Goo
      Member

      Charlene Antoinette Harper
      Member

      Chris Hinman
      Member

      Karen Cuff Kabbes, P.E.,ENV SP,D.WRE
      Member

      Shohreh Karimipour
      Member

      Keith Lichten, P.E., M.ASCE
      Member

      William Lucas, Aff.M.ASCE
      Member

      Howard Lusk, P.E.
      Member

      Daniel E Medina, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, M.ASCE
      Member

      Thomas Patrick O'Connor, P.E., F.ASCE
      Member

      Linda D. Pechacek, P.E.,D.WRE,F.EWRI,M.ASCE
      Member

      Robert Ervin Pitt, P.E., D.WRE
      Member

      John Steven Schwartz, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
      Member

      Earl Shaver
      Member

      Scott Struck, Ph.D., F.EWRI, M.ASCE
      Member

      Tracy Tackett
      Member

      Robert Guy Traver, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F.EWRI, F.ASCE
      Member

      Douglas C Turney, P.E.
      Member

      Meredith C Upchurch, P.E., M.ASCE
      Member

      Jason Robert Vogel, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
      Member

      Derek Winogradoff
      Member

      Jason Wright, P.E., M.ASCE
      Member

      Shaw Lei Yu, Ph.D.,Hon.D.WRE
      Member

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