UWM Today
2:02 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Managing Stormwater on UWM's Campus

Tom Luljak and Jim Wasley
Tom Luljak and Jim Wasley
Credit Jon Strelecki

Sustainability is more than a buzz word in the world of architecture and construction, it has become an essential part of the building and remodeling process.

At UW-Milwaukee, the practice of sustainable systems has become part of the campus DNA as faculty and students prepare for a world where energy efficiency, recycling and repurposing become essential elements of daily life. On UWM Today, explore how managing stormwater is taking on new forms on the campus.

Host Tom Luljak talks with Jim Wasley, associate professor of architecture, about how some landscape design projects on UWM's campus can offer solutions for mitigating stormwater runoff, a major polluter of Lake Michigan. Wasley's projects include green roofs, rain gardens and a tree-test area that will record data on which species of trees can help the city of Milwaukee soak up stormwater runoff.

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