Stormwater: Bay Research Projects

Learn more about research projects focused on developing stormwater management technologies in the built environment to protect and conserve water resources.

Title UMD Researcher Description
Thriving Agricultural Systems in Urban Landscapes Gurpal Toor, Ray Weil This project seeks to create economically thriving and environmentally beneficial agricultural systems in urbanized landscapes in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
Increasing Resilience to Sea Level Rise in Coastal Maryland Brian Needelman Investigators from the University of Maryland have partnered with the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve to form the Deal Island Peninsula Project to increase the resilience of coastal marsh and communities on Maryland's Deal Island Peninsula in the face of sea level rise. The project works with a wide diversity of stakeholders developing restoration and adaptation approaches to increase the resilience of habitats and communities on the peninsula.
CNH-L: Stormwater Management Across Urban Ecosystems: Diagnostic Tools and Community Engagement for Ecological Restoration, Equitable Community Development and Revitalization Paul LeisnhamAmanda Rockler, Victoria Chanse, Sacoby Wilson, Hubert Montas, Adel Shirmohammadi The overall goal of this project is to better understand how urban watersheds can be improved through improvements to stormwater management. It will quantify the strength of healthy and unhealthy cycles and their critical feedback and intervention pathways within and between stormwater and human systems. The ultimate goal being to help reduce pollution from urban ecosystems to the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.
Price-based policies for managing residential development and impacts to water quality in the Chesapeake Bay David Newburn, Doug Wrenn, and Allen Klaiber We estimate a spatial model of residential subdivision development in the Baltimore metro region to analyze policy scenarios for future urban growth. We combine the model of residential land conversion with the Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) watershed model to examine how price-induced changes in residential development patterns impact nitrogen and phosphorus loading in the Baltimore metro region.
Household willingness to pay for stream restoration and nitrogen reduction: Evidence from the Baltimore Metropolitan Region David Newburn and Charles Towe We conducted a household survey with choice experiments in the Baltimore metro region to examine household willingness to pay (WTP) for stream restoration attributes and nitrogen reduction.
Incentives for lawn management and fertilizer reduction to improve water quality David Newburn, Robert Johnston We are planning to conduct a survey of 10,000 households later this summer in the Baltimore metro region to examine lawn care and fertilizer usage. We will model household responses to incentives to reduce lawn fertilizer and the adoption of stormwater management practices.