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NATURE BASED SOLUTIONS
Nature-Enabled Stormwater Storage and Treatment
Costal Prairie Conservancy (CPC)

The SSPEED Center is currently partnering with organizations to support nature-based solutions for conservation and infiltration projects. This includes the Coastal Prairie Conservancy (CPC) as our researchers work to support its mission to sustain a resilient Texas by preserving coastal prairies, wetlands, farms, and ranches to benefit people and wildlife.

Green Infrastructure Research

The SSPEED Center is working with the City of Houston to develop design guidelines to support its Green Stormwater Infrastructure Incentive Program. The research will leverage data from previous Rice University campus projects where Green Infrastructure is being monitored and use current existing Green Infrastructure systems at Rice to develop data on the variables behind green roof runoff attenuation, runoff losses, and water quality. Green Infrastructure Research is a multidisciplinary and short-term project to improve Houston’s urban flood resilience as it continues to grow. Ultimately, the cooperative effort between the City of Houston and the SSPEED Center will help to provide recommendations for more accessible design parameters and incentivize the construction of more green and sustainable infrastructure.

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