“Stormwater Impacts and Innovative Solutions”
May 23 at Noon, at The City Club
A panel discussion featuring:
Moderated by Kyle Dreyfuss-Wells, Manager of Watershed Programs, North East Ohio Regional Sewer District
Amy Holtshouse Brennan, Director of Chagrin River Watershed Partners
Ron Wyss, A Harding County Commissioner, member of the Ohio Agricultural Task Force and Ohio Phosphorous Task Force
Dr. Reid Coffman, research faculty member at the CUDC and an Associate Professor in the College of Architecture and Environmental Design
Stormwater is rainwater and melted snow that runs off streets, lawns, and other sites. In developed areas, like Cleveland, impervious surfaces such as pavements and roofs prevent precipitation from naturally absorbing into the ground to be filtered. Instead, it runs into storm drains, sewer systems, and drainage ditches. The stormwater management problems cross community boundaries and borders. Stormwater causes sewer overflows, floods homes and streets, exacerbates the erosion of roads and streambanks and increases surface pollution into Lake Erie and local waterways.