Constructed stormwater wetlands utilize a complex system of physical, chemical, and biological processes to address stormwater pollutants from impervious surfaces. They are one of many green infrastructure tools to manage and protect the quality of stormwater into nearby water bodies and beyond. Furthermore, as a stormwater asset, these practices are adaptable and can often capture and treat large volumes of runoff, allowing for a cost-effective opportunity for communities to address regulatory requirements, water quality goals, and climate resiliency. Beyond treatment, these features provide an opportunity to enhance aesthetics in a neighborhood while providing natural habitat and public amenity when implemented in parks and open space. However, constructed stormwater wetlands can also have siting, design and construction challenges that require innovative approaches.

This presentation will focus on three main topics: overview of constructed stormwater wetland design, case studies of construction projects implemented by the Horsley Witten Group in New England over the past five years, and lessons learned during the various phases of those projects.

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