11-07-20 | News>

Pervious Concrete as LID Stormwater Control Measure

November 12, 10:00-11:00am PST
by Staff

The temperature of stormwater is an important but overlooked characteristic of urban stormwater. The urbanization of our landscapes causes alterations of the thermal regime of the surrounding environment. The use of concrete as a construction material contributes to the nation's heat island effect due to its ability to store heat within its surface. Stormwater runoff flowing over heated surfaces potentially increases in temperature and consequently may cause a rise in the base temperature of receiving waters (wetlands, streams, lakes etc.). The extent of heat transmitted, and the amount of thermal pollution contributed, are important to the health of fish and other aquatic life at the receiving waters. This presentation discusses pervious concrete as a low impact development (LID) stormwater control measure (SCM) to mitigate the thermal pollution of urban stormwater runoff coursing across the built landscape of our urban environment.

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About the Speaker:

Charlene M. LeBleu, FASLA, FCELA, AICP
Charlene LeBleu, FASLA, FCELA, AICP, is a Professor of Landscape Architecture in the School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape Architecture at Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama. Her primary areas of interest and research focus on green infrastructure and Low Impact Development design leading to over $4 M in external grant funding. Charlene LeBleu is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects (FASLA), a Fellow of the Council of Educator in Landscape Architecture (CELA), and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). LeBleu is Past-President of CELA. She is a former Editor-in-Chief of Landscape Research Record, the official conference proceedings of the annual CELA conference, and a former Vice-President of Research and Creative Scholarship (2014 - 2016) for CELA. In 2019 - 2020, LeBleu served as Interim Editor of Landscape Journal, the premier scholarship venue for landscape Architecture educators. Charlene has a B.S. Forest Resources and Conservation from the University of Florida, and a Master of Landscape Architecture, and a Master of Community Planning from Auburn University. She is a member of the Auburn University Green Infrastructure Research Team.

Webinar Details:

The Use of Pervious Concrete to Mitigate the Heat Island Effect in Constructed Landscapes

November 12, 10:00 - 11:00 am PST

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