The department and the University host many events, lectures, and trainings of interest to CEGE graduate students. Please join us for events that interest you.
Upcoming Warren Lectures
Friday, April 30, 2021, 10:10 a.m. through Friday, April 30, 2021, 11:30 a.m.
John S. Gulliver
Civil, Environmental and Geo- Engineering, University of Minnesota
"Gismos for Stormwater Runoff"
ABSTRACT: Technology for stormwater treatment has different challenges from water treatment and wastewater treatment. Stormwater control measures need to be applied throughout the watershed, such that infrequent maintenance is needed. Second, the water to be treated tends to flow more infrequently than water or wastewater, resulting in a different paradigm for stormwater control measures. Gulliver discusses three technologies to assist in the choice of stormwater control measures: a falling head infiltrometer that can be used to determine the saturated hydraulic conductivity at multiple locations simultaneously; a baffle that will turn a standard sump into a stormwater control device; and an enhanced sand filter that will remove phosphate from stormwater runoff before it reaches the receiving water body.