PHRC Webinars

The International Storm water BMP database for PA

2/12/2013 1:00-2:00 PM


Katie Blansett, Ph.D., P.E.


Link to Webinar:


The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) International Stormwater Best Management Practices Database is a centralized repository of data collected from over 500 Best Management Practices (BMPs) around the country. It is designed to allow researchers and designers access to continually updated data on the performance of stormwater BMPs. The PHRC has conducted a study of this Database to summarize data applicable to residential projects in Pennsylvania. The study resulted in two Land Development Briefs available on the PHRC website at

Learning Objectives

  • Introduce the Database
  • Present the BMPs in Pennsylvania that are in the Database
  • Summarize percent removal for sediment, nitrogen and phosphorus for various BMPs
  • Present volume reduction data currently available in the Database
  • Summarize design recommendations based on the findings


Free to register and listen, $25 to print a PDH certificate for professional engineers

Credit Hours


Tags: Land Development



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