The Stormwater Engineering Group is a leader in Green Infrastructure management, education, and research. As an integral part of NC State University’s Biological & Agricultural Engineering department, the Stormwater team is committed to the three main aspects of a land-grant university:
Extension and Engagement
On and Off-campus Education
The team itself consists of tenure and non-tenure track faculty, as well as students and off-campus Extension faculty. Consistently on the cutting edge of stormwater and green infrastructure research, design, and management, members study and specialize in various fields including ecosystem services, Low Impact Development (LID) techniques (such as bioretention areas, engineered wetlands, bioswales, cisterns, green & blue roofs, permeable pavements, and regenerative stormwater conveyance), and developing metrics for success.
- Constructed stormwater wetlands offer more ecosystem services than other green infrastructure stormwater practices.-
- The long-term function of tens of thousands of SCMs installed in North Carolina and other states is assumed and critical.-
- NC State monitors several wet pond retrofits, including floating wetland islands, upflow filters, and littoral shelf sand filters.-
- North Carolina incentives for permeable pavement usage insures widespread and frequent application.-