Informative Links & Information



Great Plains LID Research and Innovation Symposium
Held at University of Nebraska Omaha


  • Roll Up Your Shirt Sleeves and Become Part of a Design Team— Conceptually Design an Omaha Regional LID and Conservation Project
    STEVEN I. APFELBAUM, M.S. (Click for Presentation)
  • Perceptions, Challenges, and Opportunities for Permeable Pavements in Urban Environments
    John Kevern, PhD, PE, FACI, LEED AP. (Click for Presentation)


  • Policy, Education, Technology
    Mark Matthews – EPA Region 7 (Click for Presentation)
  • Green in the Omaha CSO Program
    Jim Theiler, P.E. City of Omaha Public Works CSO Program Coordinator (Click for Presentation)
  • LID TECHNOLOGY Lessons Learned to Date
    Michael Clar, P.E. DWRE Chair, ASCE/EWRI – LID/GSI Committee (Click for Presentation)
  • Situating Research with Ecosystem Services
    Reid Coffman, MLA, PhD, CELA, ASLA, GRHC –  Associate Professor – Kent State University (Click for Presentation)


  • Incorporation of Green Infrastructure to Control CSOs
    Patricia Nelson (Click for Presentation)
  • Retrofit of Source Control Measures to Improve Storage Control in a Combined Sanitary Sewershed
    Andy Szatko & Nina Cudahy, City of Omaha, Omaha, NE; Scott Struck, Ph.D., Geosyntec Consultants, Inc., Lafayette, CO (Click for Presentation)
  • Accounting for Green Infrastructure Performance Through Collaborative Monitoring in Omaha, Nebraska Dave Rus and Kellan Strauch, Hydrologists, USGS Nebraska Water Science Center 
    Andy Szatko, City of Omaha Stormwater Program; Brenda Groskinsky, Science Policy Advisor for USEPA Region 7; Bill Shuster, USEPA Office of Research and Development (Click for Presentation)
    Steven Apfelbaum, Senior Ecologist, Board Chairman/Founder, Applied Ecological Services, Inc. (Click for Presentation)
  • Design and Construction of Centralized Green Infrastructure for CSO Control
    Jessica Veach, PEl Tom Bentley, PLA (Click for Presentation)
  • Carex for Bioretention and Native Projects
    Alan Weiss, Papio Valley Nursery (Click for Presentation)


    Katie Pekarek, University of Nebraska Extension Shahram Missaghi PhD, University of Minnesota Extension (Click for Presentation)
  • High Density Rain Events in a Low-Impact Urban Residential Redevelopment
    Jeanne Homer, Associate Professor, Oklahoma State University (Click for Presentation)
  • Overcoming Design Waste with Clear Visualization of Green Infrastructure Design
    Zach Sample, P.E., Green Infastructure Design Products Manager, XP Solutions (Click for Presentation)
  • Continuous Monitoring and Adaptive Control of Stormwater Infrastructure
    Matt Willis, P.E. (Click for Presentation)
  • Promote Low Impact Development through Integrating Complex Environmental Data and Citizen Science with Mobile Information Platform
    Zhenghong Tang Community and Regional Planning Program University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Click for Presentation)
  • Permeable Articulating Concrete Block Paving System
    Bill Murphy, P.E. Specifications Engineer; Brian D. Williams, CPESC Stormwater Specialist (Click for Presentation)
  • Stormwater Management Solutions High Performance Systems: A “2nd Generation” Solution
    W. Scott Gorneau, P.E., Convergent Water Technologies (Click for Presentation)


  • Technical Questions Facing Low Impact Development & Green Infrastructure
    Jason Vogel, Ph.D., P.E. (Click for Presentation)
  • Cheaper, Cleaner, Lighter, More Bio-diverse Green Roofs for the Great Plains
    Dr. Richard K. Sutton FASLA, PLA, GRP University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Click for Presentation)
  • Three Experimental Multi-species Green Roof in Flint Hills
    Lee R. Skabelund, Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning, Kansas State University (Click for Presentation)
  • Focus on Health: The Intersection of Well-Being and Low Impact Development
    Matthew Schoell-Schafer, ASLA, PLA (Click for Presentation)


Great Plains LID Research and Innovation Symposium
Held at Oklahama State, OK (View Site)

  • How is EPA Promoting Green Infrastructure?
    Suzanna Perea, Stormwater/Green Infrastructure Coordinator, EPA Region 6, Dallas, TX. (Click for Video)
  • Stormwater Park Case Studies for LID
    Martin Smith, Founder, Ecological Design Group Inc., Wynne, AR. (Click for Video)
  • The Evolution of LID Research: Validation, Optimization, Implementation
    Dr. Jason Vogel, PE, Assistant Professor and Stormwater Specialist, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK. (Click for Video)

Concurrent Applied, Policy and Research Tracks


  • Tulsa Area Rain Garden Project: Successes and Lessons Learned, Richard Smith, Indian Nations Council of Government, Tulsa, OK and Kevin Gustavson, Howell and Vancuren, Inc., Tulsa, OK. (Click for Video)
  • Designing the Natural City; Consolidated LID Approaches for Use in Transitioning Urban Districts, Greg Dorolek, Wenk Associates, Inc. Planners and Landscape Architects, Denver, CO
  • The Amery Regional Medical Center–Promoting Human Health and Wellness through an Ecologically Enhancing and Engaging Environment, Kevin Biehn, Emmons & Olivier Resources, Inc., Oakdale, MN (Click for Video)
  • From Vacant Lots to Emerald Isles: Transform Urban Vacant Land through Public-Private Collaboration and Innovative LID Practices, Hongbin Gao, Atlantic States Legal Foundation, Inc., Syracuse, NY (Click for Video)
  • Innovative, Effective LID Applications that also include Multiple Social Benefits: The 37th Avenue Greenway and the Tamarack Bog Rooftop, Kurt Leuthold, PE, LEED AP, Barr Engineering, Minneapolis, MN; Lois Eberhart, City of Minneapolis Public Works; and Christine Baeumler, independent artist (Click for Video)


  • Impervious Cover Impacts to Surface Waters, Disconnecting Pollutant Loads through LID Planning and Implementation, James Houle, University of New Hampshire Stormwater Center, Durham, NH (Click for Video)
  • Low Impact Development From A Community Viewpoint, Jeff Bigby, P.E., CFM, City of Broken Arrow, Broken Arrow, OK (Click for Video)
  • How Green Roof Policy Works, Andy Creath, Green Roofs of Colorado, LLC. (Click for Video)
  • Overcoming Roadblocks to Establishing Rain Gardens in Tulsa, Kevin Gustavson, Howell and Vancuren, Inc., Tulsa, OK; Scott VanLoo, Bill Robison, and Graham Brannin, City of Tulsa; and Steve Grantham, Up With Trees.
  • The Fayetteville, Arkansas Riparian Buffer Ordinance, Sarah Wredde, City of Fayetteville, Fayetteville, AR


  • Ten Years Later—A Retrospective and Lessons Learned from the Burnsville Rainwater Garden Retrofit Project, Kurt Leuthold, PE, LEED AP, Greg Wilson and Fred Rozumalski, Barr Engineering, Minneapolis, MN; Daryl Jacobson, City of Burnsville, Burnsville, MN; Leslie Yetka Minnehaha Creek Watershed District, Minnetonka, MN
  • Hydrologic and Plant Performance of Residential Rain Gardens in Lincoln, Nebraska, Tom Franti, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE. (Click for Video)
  • Beyond hydrology: quantifying additional ecosystem services provided by LID, Trisha Moore, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS; Bill Hunt, North Carolina State; John Nieber and John Gulliver, University of Minnesota. (Click for Video)
  • Optimization of Bioretention Soil Mix for Nutrient Removal, James Houle, University of New Hampshire Stormwater Center, Durham, NH. (Click for Video)
  • Designing with Nature – Compost BMP Designs for Green Infrastructure and Low Impact Development, Rob Carrothers, CPESC-IT, Filtrexx International, Grafton, OH. (Click for Video)
  • Hydrologic Characterization of Bioretention in Lexington, Kentucky, John McMaine, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK (formerly University of Kentucky). (Click for Video)
  • Willingness to Pay for Improved Stream Quality in the Illinois River, Tracy Boyer, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK (Click for Video)
  • The Research Greenroof at the National Weather Center, Tom Woodfin, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma (Click for Video)