Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.86
Liaison Liesel Schwarz
Submission Date Sept. 16, 2021

STARS v2.2

Villanova University
OP-22: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 2.00 Liesel Schwarz
Sustainability Manager
Facilities
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Which of the following best describes the institution’s approach to rainwater management?:
No written policies, plans or guidelines, but green infrastructure and LID practices are used

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

As annual rain events intensify it has become necessary to factor in rainwater management into all projects that expand or change existing impervious surfaces. It has become common place for all new construction projects to include rainwater management. All building and landscape projects look to identify ways to improve stormwater management. Our local ordinances, do get involved for larger projects, but even on small projects we look to incorporate better infrastructure.
Currently the campus utilizes a number of stormwater management or green infrastructure techniques on campus including rain gardens, bioswales and stormwater wetlands. As part of the Villanova Urban Stormwater Partnership (VUSP), many of our stormwater projects are maintained and used for research by faculty and students.


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

In the campus master plan, which outlines future campus development, there is an entire section dedicated to the stormwater management for the proposed new development.The Plan, with final recommendations published in 2008, mentions rain gardens and green roofs.


Website URL where information about the institution’s green infrastructure and LID practices is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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