Stormwater Management and Climate Change: Implications for the Great Lakes Region

Past and potential increases in the magnitude and frequency of large rainfall events present important challenges for stormwater managers including conveyance systems filled beyond capacity, increased combined sewer overflows, and costal vulnerabilities. The Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts - Stormwater Working Group has been examining how to reduce the risk to our communities and improve stormwater management infrastructure. This webinar will provide information about:

  • Historic trends in rainfall in the western Great Lakes
  • Projected precipitation patterns for Wisconsin
  • Assessing stormwater impacts and system vulnerability
  • Adaptation strategies for Great Lakes communities

About the Speaker(s)

David S. Liebl

David S. Liebl

David Liebl is a statewide outreach specialist for the University of Wisconsin-Cooperative Extension. He is a member of the Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts (WICCI) Science Council, and co-chairs the WICCI Stormwater Working Group. As a Faculty Associate in the UW−Madison College of Engineering, he is working directly with Wisconsin coastal communities to identify climate-related stormwater vulnerabilities and adaptation strategies, with funding from NOAA and Wisconsin Sea Grant.

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