Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.72
Liaison Alex Frank
Submission Date Aug. 1, 2019
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University of Wisconsin-Madison
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Alex Frank
Sustainability Analyst
Office of Sustainability
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Which of the following best describes the institution’s approach to rainwater management?:
Less comprehensive policies, plans or guidelines that incorporate green infrastructure

A brief description of the institution’s green infrastructure and LID practices:

UW-Madison is a leader in sustainable stormwater practices, having implemented dozens of progressive practices from green roofs to wetlands throughout campus.

Table 3-3 (beginning on page 48) of the Green Infrastructure and Stormwater Management Master Plan (https://fpmcpla.wiscweb.wisc.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/20/2017/10/Appen-2-Green-Infrastructure-MP-2016-1019-low-res-1.pdf) contains an inventory of Best Management Practices implemented on campus, including green infrastructure and LID practices.


A copy of the institution’s rainwater management policy, plan, and/or guidelines:
A brief description of the institution’s rainwater management policy, plan, and/or guidelines that supports the responses above:

As part of the Campus Master Plan, The Green Infrastructure and Stormwater Management Master Plan's (plan) primary purpose is to identify green infrastructure opportunities so that they can be appropriately budgeted and accommodated during site planning. The three main goals of this plan are:
1. Implement stormwater practices and policies that contribute to healthy Yahara Lakes
2. Integrate research and learning into the campus stormwater management approach
3. Connect campus stormwater management to the wider Yahara Lakes watershed community

Section 5.3 (beginning on page 84) of the plan contains details on the best management practices which have been identified as opportunities on the UW–Madison campus.

While encouraged, the policies and practices recommended in the plan are not mandatory.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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