Stormwater: Research and assessment

Subcommittee purpose

To advance characterization of stormwater runoff, BMP effectiveness assessments and applied research so as to document and improve performance (reduced pollutant loading and runoff volumes) and optimize associated expenses (planning/design, construction, operation and maintenance). Widely distribute findings and integrate into training programs. For more information about the efforts of this working group of the Stormwater Steering Committee, please contact David Fairbairn, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), 651-757-2659.

Trout stream thermal assessments

Underground proprietary devices

Urban runoff models

The following links are provided for public domain stormwater software and include:

  • U.S.G.S. Water Resources Division - Wisconsin District Office (Madison) for SLAMM (Source Loading and Management Model); and
  • Dr. William Walker’s website for P-8 (Program for Predicting Polluting Particle Passage thru Pits, Puddles, & Ponds). Both SLAMM and P-8 can be used to predict pollutant loads and demonstrate compliance with the requirements for urban stormwater management.

More information

  • Thermal Technical Advisory Panel
  • BMP Research Technical Panel

For more information about the content on this page, contact David Fairbairn, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, 651-757-2659.