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RESEARCH SUMMARY AND UPDATES
(TOTAL PROJECTS = 49     TOTAL FUNDING ~ 12.5 MILLION AS OF Nov. 2011

TITLE:  Water Storage Value. $250,000
Objective:  What is the value of surface storage reservoirs for stormwater in the Everglades watersheds?  
End date:  Sep-04
Participants:  FDEP and SFWMD.  
PIs:  Wanielista, Nnadi, Yeh, Milon, and Finnoff.
     
TITLE: Green Roofs (Task one) $15,306
Objective: Build and Monitor Stormwater and Energy Systems (total expected contract value is $375,000). Task 2 expected at $150,000
End date: Aug-04
Participants: Energy Efficient Housing Center (FSEC), FDEP, and Schenkel Shultz Architects, and Roof Scapes, Inc.
PI: Wanielista
     
TITLE:  Wekiva Springshed Manual. $129,000
Objective:   Control strategies for maintaining a hydrologic balance
End date: Jun-05
Participants: FDEP, FDOT, and FDCA.
PI:  Wanielista and Yeh
     
TITLE: Lake Butler and Stormwater $10,000
Objective: Determine the sources and extent of stormwater responsible for lake degradation.
End date: Jun-05
Participants: Orange County and SJRWMD
PI: Wanielista
     
TITLE:  Proprietary BMP Separation Devices.   $221,000
Objective:  Side-by-side comparisons of full scale operating devices.  
End date:  June, 2005  
Participants:  FDEP and Vendors 
PI:  Nnadi
     
TITLE: Green Roofs (Task two) $145,840
Objective: Build and Monitor Stormwater and Energy Systems (total expected contract value is $375,000). Task 1 (design) completed.
End date: Jul-05
Participants: Energy Efficient Housing Center (FSEC), FDEP, and Roof Scapes, Inc.
PI: Wanielista and Quigley
     
TITLE: Stormwater Controller $121,000
Objective: Develop a Controller that selects & distributes sources of water.
End date: Aug-05
Participants: FDEP
PI: McDaniel 
     
TITLE: Mercury in the Atmosphere $45,000
Objective: What are wet deposition rates in central Florida and how do they compare to other sites in the State and in the Country?
End date: Jun-06
Participants: USGS and SJRWMD
PI: Nnadi 
     
TITLE: Porous Concrete Credit $192,000
Objective: Using existing porous concrete pavement, determine the infiltration capacities and recommend credits that will maintain a hydrologic and pollutant mass balance.  Also construct and monitor two filed test sites.  
End date: Jun-06
Participants: National Ready Mix Concrete Foundation, Rinker Inc., and FDOT.
PI: Chopra, and Wanielista 
     
TITLE: Stormwater Reuse  $144,000
Objective ID and Management of Health Related Concerns in Reuse 
End date: Jun-07
Participants: FDEP and FDOT
PI: Wanielista
     
TITLE:  Water Quality Modeling. $1,400,000
Objective:   Expand the capabilities of WASH 123 to include basic kinetic principles.
End date: July 2006.
Participants:  EPA
PI:  Yeh
     
TITLE:  Regional Facilities $181,000
Objective:   Develop and test alternative methods to remove pollutants from regional ponds before land spreading applications.
End date: August  2007.
Participants:  DOT
PI:  Wanielista
     
TITLE: Loxahatchee River Modeling $340,000
Objective: Develop a model to predict the salt wedge movement from both groundwater and stormwater river flows.
End date: July 2006 and September 2006.
Participants: FDEP and SFWMD.
PI: Yeh and Hagen
     
TITLE: Seasonal Variability of Near GWTs $116,825
Objective: Define the SHGWT 
End date: Oct-06
Participants: FDOT and UF
PI: Hatfield and Newman
     
TITLE: Alternative Stormwater Sorption Media for Control of Nutrients $100,000
Objective: Test the sorption media for nutrient removal 
End date: Dec. 2007
Participants: SWFWMD 
PI: Wanielista and Chang
     
TITLE: Laboratory for Stormwater Research and Testing $892,000
Objective: Efficiencies of soil and erosion control devices
End date: Dec-07
Participants: FDOT, FDEP, and Applied Polymer Systems.
PIs: Chopra, Smoot, and Wanielista
     
TITLE: State Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Manual $150,000
Objective: Develop a State Wide Manual and update related publications
End date: May-07
Participants: FDOT, and HydroDynamics
PIs: Wanielista, Chopra, and Smoot
   
TITLE: New Partnerships for Nonpoint Source Pollution     $316,543
Objective: Develop educational materials for public education lcassess and governments to enhance an understanding of nonpoint sources
Participants: FDEP and numerous partners
Status: Completed 6/30/2007
PI Wanielista, Souto, Marshall
     
TITLE: Partnerships: Nonpoint Source Pollution Education $553,000
Objective: Awareness of causes and solutions, implementation assistance, development of partnerships, and assistance in monitoring.
End date: April, 2008
Participants: FDEP, SJRWMD, IRL, NEP, City of Cocoa Beach, FSA
PIs: Souto, Wanielista, Marshall   
     
TITLE:  Waste Tires   $200,000
Objective:  Use of crumb and chip waste tires for pollution control.
End date: Jul-08
Participants:  FDEP, Seminole County
PI:  Wanielista  
     
TITLE: Sediment Characterization in Lake Okeechobee  $90,000
Objective: Identify the sediment transport in the lake system
End date: Sept. 200
Participants: SFWMD
PI: Chang 
   
TITLE: Multi-scale Water Infrastructure Characterization Study Using Remote Sensing      $138,000
Objective: Identify the sediment transport of the lake system
End date: Sept. 2009
Participants: US Environmental Protection Agency
PI: Chang 
     
TITLE: Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) Alkalinity, Metal, and Mineral Impacts on Phosphorus Fate and Transport in Lake Okeechobee $25,000
Objective: Identify the chemicals transport and fate of a coupled well and lake system CERP (Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Program)
End date: Sept. 2009
Participants: US Army Corp of Engineers and SFWMD 
PI: Chang 
     
TITLE: On-Site Wastewater Treatment  $1,124,000
Objective: Demonstration and documentation of next-generation wastewater treatment systems for nutrient control
End date: Mar-10
Participants: SJRWMD, Seminole County, FDEP, and FDOH
PI: Chang and Wanielista
     
TITLE: Analysis of Predrainage Lake Okeechobee Modeling,” and Upper Everglades   $20,000
Objective: In-situ measurements and lake hydrodynamic modeling 
End date: Sept. 2010
Participants: SFWMD, Seminole County, FDEP, and FDOH
PI: Chang 
     
TITLE: Denitrification Study beneath Stormwater Infiltration Ponds for Promoting Stormwater Reuse and Drinking Water Quality $5,000
Objective: Demonstration isotop tracer technique
End date: Dec. 2010
Participants: UCF Boardman Foundation 
PI: Chang and Wanielista
     
TITLE: Green Roof Wind and Depth of media $300,208
Objective: Media, Reuse and monitoring for wind and depth
End date: Sept. 2011
Participants: FDEP
PIs: Wanielista, Hardin
     
TITLE: Nitrogen Transformation - Retention Basins       $1,000,000
Objective: Testing in the Ocala area and with engineered soils
End date: Sept. 2011
Participants: SWFWMD, FDEP, Marion County, SJRWMD, USGS.
PI: O’Reilly, and Wanielista 
     
TITLE: Education Outreach $240,000
Objective: Relationship between urbanization and stormwater programs
End date: Continuing.
Participants: FDEP and EPA
PI: Souto and Wanielista. 
     
TITLE: Residential Integrated Stormwater and Graywater  $354,569
Objective: Demonstrate environmental benefits in a green building 
Participants: FDEP, FSEC, SJRWMD.
Status: Working with industries and SFWMD
PI: Wanielista, Hardin 
     
TITLE: Inlet Protection Devices $160,000
Objective: Protocol Development and effectiveness.
Participants: FDOT
Status: Resulted in testing of 8 different brands
PI Wanielista, Hardin and Chopra
     
TITLE: Stormwater Harvesting $370,000
Objectives: Develop in-line filtration methods
Participants: FDOT, FDEP
Status: Reduce nutrient waste load along highway
PI Wanielista
     
TITLE: Pervious Pavements installation and strength $210,036
Objective: Effectiveness and rejuvenation.
Participants: FDOT and vendors
Status: Resulted in testing of 7 different pavements
PI Chopra
     
TITLE: Pollution Level due to Use of Fertilizers $170,000
Objective: Fate under various conditions.
Participants: FDOT and vendors
Status: Helped set BMP credit for low phosphate and slow release fertilizers
PI Chopra
     
TITLE: Floating Wetlands for Stormwater Management $201,000
Objective: Determine credit when used with wet ponds.
Participants: FDOT and vendors
Status: Helped set BMP credit of floating wetland for nutrient removal
PI Wanielista, Chang, and Chopra
     
TITLE: Silt Fence Testing $120,000
Objective: Fate under various conditions.
Participants: FDOT and vendors
Status: Helped set credit for low phosphate and slow release fertilizers
PI Chopra
   
TITLE: A Mesocosm Study of “Biohaven” Floating Islands  Removal in for Nutrient Stormwater Ponds  $25,000
 
Objective: Determine credit when used with wet ponds.
Participants: Floating Islands Environmental Solutions, Inc., 
Status: Helped set credit for “Biohaven” Floating Islands    
PI Chang
   
TITLE: Florida Stormwater Education and Social Marketing     $906,022
Objective: Conducted Landscaping Social Marketing Study and develop plan for program evaluation 
Participants: FDEP, SWFWMD, and numerous partners
Status: Completed 6/30/2011
PI Souto, Quigley
   
TITLE: Multi-scale Water Infrastructure Characterization Study Using Remote Sensing      $80,000
Objective: Assess teleconnection signals of climate change on rainfall and water quality.
Participants: US Environmental Protection Agency
Status: Developed three test site in New England areas
PI Chang
     
TITLE: Best Management Practices for Aquatic Restoration in Lakes and Streams $80,000
Objective: Produce a BMP manual for ecosystem conservation.
Participants: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Status: Underway
PI Chang, Wanielista, Bohlen 
     
TITLE: Index Testing Laboratory $100,000
Objective: Field testing of PAM blocks to develop requisite mixing energy
Participants: FDOT
Status: Resulted in establishment of index lab for soils and materials
PI Chopra
     
TITLE: Maintenance Practices of Stormwater Runoffs $300,000
for Aquatic Restoration in Lakes and Streams
Objective: Produce a BMP manual for maintenance of stormwater ponds.
Participants: FDOT 
Status: Underway
PI Chang, Wanielista, Bohlen
     
TITLE: Holistic Evaluation of St. Johns River Basin's Surface Water Restoration Projects      $300,000
Objective: a holistic evaluation and systems analysis of St. Johns River Restoration Programs by providing engineering and applied research support.
Participants: SJRWMD
Status: Underway
PI Madani
     
TITLE: Tampa Bay Residential Stormwater Study      $62,000
Objective: Compare stormwater runoff, surface water, and soil nutrient research support.
Participants: Tampa Bay Estuary Program, Applied Ecology, FDEP, EPA and others
Status: Underway
PI Souto
     
TITLE: Getting to the Point of Nonpoint Source Pollution $279,000
Objective: Build capacity for stormwater education by improving the coordination of stormwater education products and quantify evaluation results.
Participants: FDEP, SWFWMD, and numerous partners
Status: Underway
PI Souto
     
TITLE: Dog Walking Study      $24,000
Objective: Evaluate the effectiveness of City of Edgewater Dog Waste receptacles and associated education campaign.
Participants: City of Edgewater (Completion 1/31/2012)
Status: Underway
PI Souto, Hinkle
     
TITLE: Erosion and Sediment Control BMPs Manual 2.0      $126,118
Objective: Establish BMP Committee and update manual
Participants: FDOT
Status: Underway
PI Chopra
     
TITLE: Field Implementation of PAM Treatment System      $95,000
Objective: Field testing of PAM blocks to develop requisite mixing energy
Participants: FDOT
Status: Underway
PI Chopra



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