Outreach, education, and curriculum development for an urban stormwater college-community partnership

Author:
Brooke Millisock

Co-Authors:
Mel Zimmerman, Robert F. Smith

Institution:
Lycoming College Clean Water Institute

Abstract

Afflicted by the urban stream syndrome, federal regulations require local municipalities to mitigate the effects of stormwater as a point-source pollutant. Local municipalities, however, rarely have the technical knowledge in hydrology, engineering, stream ecology, education, and social science to design a holistic management program. Universities and colleges have the opportunity and expertise needed to help local government a) share with communities the latest research on green infrastructure and b) help them plan and implement projects with effective ecological and regulatory effective outcomes. The Lycoming College Clean Water Institute is developing outreach and education programs and providing technical expertise to support local municipalities.