On July 24th, 2012, Drexel University, the US Forest Service and the Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast (CCRUN) hosted a workshop to explore research needs and opportunities in the specialized field of Urban Ecohydrology Science and practice. This workshop was held at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. The workshop gathered together scientists, practitioners, students and stakeholders to share general experiences in modeling and applying proven and exploratory best practices to the installation and study of ultra-urban stormwater management infrastructure.
The first part of the day consisted of technical presentations given by scientists and practitioners that aimed to answer the focus question: “What decisions are practitioners making and what research is needed to identify best practices?” as it relates to the following topic areas: plant species selection, soil management, stormwater quality and stormwater quantity management.
The second part of the workshop included a series of facilitated, roundtable discussions to probe deeper into the topic areas and research needs. Participation from a broad range of regional stakeholders provided enhanced insight into these topics.
The generated contributions from this seminar will be documented as part of a science synthesis report commissioned by the Deputy Chief for Research at the US Forest Service. The report will help the US Forest Service and CCRUN overcome interdisciplinary barriers and target federal research dollars to make the greatest impact in this field of study and practice.
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