Exploring Win-Win Strategies For Urban Stormwater Management: A Case Study In Philadelphia’s Combined Sewer Area

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Conference Proceeding

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World Environmental And Water Resources Congress 2016: Water, Wastewater, And Stormwater And Urban Watershed Symposium


Focusing on the neighborhood where the Village of Arts and Humanities is, we have developed, evaluated, and tested a method for incorporating community input regarding ancillary green infrastructure (GI) benefits into a multi-objective GI optimization model. The model adapts the Stormwater Investment Strategy Evaluation (StormWISE) model for use in urban settings where the community interests are expressed using additive utility functions with weights elicited from community workshops. The ancillary benefits quantified in the case study are the highest priority benefits identified by the GreenPhilly Community Advisory Research Board (GCARB) though exercises created for the workshops. Four weighting methods are compared to assess consistency and sensitivity of the results.

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C. S. Pathak and D. Reinhart


World Environmental And Water Resources Congress 2016

Conference Dates

May 22-26, 2016

Conference Location

West Palm Beach, FL

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