Mission Statement - To advance the practice of stormwater management through cross-disciplinary research, demonstration, and outreach.

 

Regional BMP Projects

 

The T-VSSI currently is seeking local examples of stormwater BMPs to add to its regional database to raise the visibility of successful sustainable stormwater management practices in the region. Submit your project here.

 

About T-VSSI

Photo of groupJust as the two important tributary watersheds, the Pennypack Creek and Schuylkill River watersheds, contribute to the larger, more complex Delaware River system, Temple University’s Center for Sustainable Communities (CSC) and Villanova Urban Stormwater Partnership (VUSP) combined resources to form a larger, more powerful stormwater initiative: the Temple-Villanova Sustainable Stormwater Initiative (T-VSSI). The T-VSSI is envisioned as a long-term partnership that combines the strengths of both research centers creating an interdisciplinary organization to demonstrate stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs), to conduct research, and to conduct a broad outreach program focusing on regional stormwater management. As two independent research programs, the CSC and the VUSP have made important contributions to the understanding of the stormwater management issues and implementation of BMPs in their respective watersheds.

The T-VSSI project has been made possible by research grants from William Penn Foundation and the PADEP Growing Greener Program.

 
 
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