Portland's Stormwater

Instructor Name: 
Catherine Howells
Course Description: 

This course is designed to give students an opportunity to learn about stormwater and the challenges of cleaning up the Willamette River. Portland is a leader in innovative ways to manage stormwater and this management helps to keep our surface waters here in Portland cleaner than they have been for over 100 years. Our community partner for this class is the Bureau of Environmental Services . We will learn about the history of the wastewater system (a combined system for sewer and stormwater), the management of the system, water quality, regulations, current issues, and other topics that peak our interest during the term.  The class will work with the Bureau of Environmental Services to develop community outreach products to inform our fellow citizens about our stormwater system.