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NRE 4695 Special Topics: Green Stormwater Infrastructure Practices

Are you interested in learning more about new approaches to stormwater management - rain gardens, pervious pavements, and green roofs? This course will cover the suite of green stormwater infrastructure practices being used to infiltrate stormwater runoff, their effectiveness, design specifications, installation processes, and maintenance practices. The course is part of a new “Environmental Corps” program at UConn, supported by a grant from NSF, which pairs classwork with practical experience: those enrolling in the spring semester will have the option of working directly with Connecticut communities on stormwater issues during the Fall 2020 semester.

Details

  • 3 credits
  • Open to juniors, seniors, and graduate students
  • No prerequisites, but NRE 3125 (Watershed Hydrology) is recommended preparation
  • Meets: tbd


Instructors

Michael Dietz
michael.dietz@uconn.edu
(860) 345-5225

Extension Educator, Department of Extension/NRE (lead instructor) 

David Dickson
david.dickson@uconn.edu
(860) 345-5228

UConn Extension and Center for Land Use Education and Research (associate instructor)

Chester Arnold
chester.arnold_jr@uconn.edu
(860) 345-5231

UConn Extension and Center for Land Use Education and Research (associate instructor)


Summer Corps

Paid summer positions are available to learn about Green Stormwater Infrastructure and conduct impervious surface disconnection analyses for Connecticut towns. This program is supported by a grant from the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation.

 

Contact

Michael Dietz
michael.dietz@uconn.edu
(860) 345-5225