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The NNEMS program is currently being evaluated by EPA.

Thank you for your interest in EPA's National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS) Fellowship Program. The NNEMS program is currently being evaluated by EPA, and we hope to have information about the 2011 program posted here in the near future.

The NNEMS program is currently being evaluated by EPA.

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NNEMS Project 2010-312

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Program Announcement
Identifier: EPA-EED-10-01

NNEMS Catalog for 2010
(EPA 171-B-09-001)

[PDF, 1.5 MB, 118 pages]

NNEMS Application Materials
[PDF, 631 KB, 17 pages]

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Environmental Science

Preferred Project Period:
6/7/10 - 8/27/10

Desired Education Level(s):

Project Title:
Evaluating the Effectiveness of Low-Impact Development in Storm Water Management

Sponsoring Office:
Region 3, Office of States and Watersheds Partnerships, Water Protection Division

Project Overview:
The fellow, will review the results of current Low-Impact Development (LID) projects and analyze implementation of new projects to address storm water problems. The fellow will work under the direction of OSWP staff and with other governmental and non-governmental organization partners, and using the watershed approach as the evaluative context . The Mid-Atlantic area of Region 3 has been promoting a "green" perspective to preserve and protect diminishing environmental resources while continuing to support sustainable development. The fellow will work with local governments and other agencies to conduct research on LID projects throughout the United States, primarily projects applicable to environmental situations in Region 3. The fellow will review current stormwater management practices of state and local governments throughout the region and evaluate whether LID applications could improve the effectiveness of stormwater projects. Applicants should have experience in either the environmental sciences or civil engineering and some basic field experience, especially in watersheds. The fellowship may require up to 25 percent field activities.

Project Goals:
The fellow will: (1) develop skills in technical communications with governmental agencies and non-governmental entities; and (2) understand the concept of green infrastructure through its application in LID and stormwater issues.

Final Product of the Project:
The fellow will present a final report addressing how the concept of "green infrastructure" techniques can be used within the watershed approach, and furthermore, how LID and stormwater issues are affected. This report will be presented to Region 3 staff involved with stormwater issues and remedial activities.

Project Location:
EPA Region 3, Philadelphia , PA

Project Officers Information

Robert Runowski
Region 3, Office of States and Watersheds Partnerships, Water Protection Division

Ralph Spagnolo
Region 3, Office of States and Watersheds Partnerships, Water Protection Division

Office Mission/Responsibility

The Office of States and Watersheds Partnerships (OSWP) develops and implements partnerships among governmental and non-governmental entities for watershed restoration and to develop strategies for implementation of watershed restoration projects.

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