May 22, 12-1 pm EDT
Dr. Robert Roseen is a Practice Leader at the Horsley Witten Group in Newburyport, MA. Rob has 20 years of experience in the investigation, design, testing, and implementation of innovative approaches to stormwater management. Rob was director of the University of New Hampshire Stormwater Center between 2004 until 2012. His broad area of expertise includes water resources engineering, stormwater management, low-impact development (LID) design, and porous pavements. He has additional expertise in hydrology and hydraulics evaluations, climate impacts on floodplain and drainage infrastructure, stream restoration and enhancement alternatives, dam removal assessments, groundwater investigations, nutrient and total maximum daily load (TMDL) studies.
Rob has led the technical analysis of several studies examining land use and climate change impacts upon municipal flooding. Specifically he has studied role of Green Infrastructure as a municipal adaptation measure for a climate adaptation planning effort in Exeter, NH, its impact on the 100-year floodplain for communities in the Lamprey River Watershed, and it’s role as a damage and cost avoidance measure in Newmarket, New Hampshire. He has participated as the lead or project team member in many significant green infrastructure projects. Among them was an award-winning downtown street redesign for Portsmouth, New Hampshire, that employed a combined sewer separation, the use of numerous tree filters, a large subsurface chamber system in series with an underground sand filter and other forms of advanced stormwater management. Rob also was a member of the award-winning Long Creek Watershed Management Team that is implementing a comprehensive restoration plan for an impaired urban stream in southern Maine.