Brumbaugh-Cayford, Christopher , Engineering Physics, Juniata College, 1700 Moore St, Huntingdon, PA, 16652, BRUMBCW20@juniata.edu; Adhikari, Kushal, Environmental Engineering, Juniata College, 1700 Moore St, Huntingdon, PA, 16652, email@example.com.
A rapid increase of expanding urbanization has led to more impervious surfaces which has increased stormwater runoff and therefore increased peak flows, flooding events, pollution, and sewer overflows. Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) is a management strategy that is most beneficial in developed/urbanized areas where stormwater quantity and quality are an issue. Over the past years, GSI has already been adopted by different cities and communities and there has been continued interest and research in the field. This project aims to build a lab-scale demonstration unit for various GSI techniques to raise awareness among students and community on the design and merits of such approaches. Currently, we are building a rain garden that will be kept in the new engineering laboratory at Juniata. Multiple units of rain gardens will be built with different media types including activated carbon, gravel, silica sand, slag, and zeolite. The project will serve as a learning tool for students and will increase the breadth of the experimental possibilities at Juniata College. This can also be integrated as laboratory modules for courses like Water Quality, Environmental Sustainability, and Water Treatment for Environmental Engineering and Science students at Juniata.
Green Stormwater Infrastructure , rain garden , lab-scale models , integrated teaching