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Sustainable Human and Ecological Development (SHED)

Low-Impact Development

While they are effective at flood mitigation, conventional stormwater management approaches have typically fallen short of their intended water quality objectives. Low-Impact Development is an approach that prioritizes minimizing downstream effects of development, often with the goal of matching the pre-developed hydrologic water balance. These practices are often distributed throughout the developed landscape and incorporated into enhance the overall functionality. We develop education and design tools for the various s.