Stormwater Management

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant is working with communities to be a solution to stormwater pollution on the coast.

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Stormwater Program

The goal of the stormwater program is to design and implement science-based solutions for better stormwater management.

Contact: Jessica Brown,
Stormwater Specialist
Phone: 912-264-7341
Email: jtrbrown@uga.edu

Land use changes can increase stormwater runoff and degrade water quality, which has a negative impact on Georgia’s waterways. Our stormwater program uses proven, science-based strategies and tools to treat polluted runoff and reduce flooding. Low impact development strategies and green infrastructure tools are used to protect, mimic and restore the natural water cycle. They decrease the sediment, nutrients, temperature, pathogens and other sources of pollution entering our water.  They also manage the quantity of runoff, promoting infiltration and reducing flooding.

The goal of the stormwater program is to design and implement science-based solutions for better stormwater management. With this program, we hope to better manage 1,000,000 gallons of stormwater in coastal Georgia!

Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant’s stormwater program serves as a top resources for coastal communities by working with decision makers to implement stormwater management strategies and engaging water resources professionals in using cutting-edge science to better design stormwater practices. We also work to inform coastal communities about stormwater best management practices through education and outreach.

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