Project water is a research based project. Our research includes the following topic areas: green streets, water runoff, economics of green streets, urban planning, and vegetation types of green streets including salt-tolerant plant species. Our research is based on UW’s Green Infrastructure and Stormwater Management Master Plan and we will be focusing on Observatory Drive, a popular street on campus. This street is also close to Lake Mendota, so it is important to mitigate flooding and stormwater from entering the lake. We plan to conduct a pilot study with a goal of understanding the economic and environmental impact of implementing green streets in our urban landscapes.



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