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Jennifer Young

Senior Water Resources Engineer

Waterloo, Ontario

Jennifer is a water resources engineer specializing in low impact development (LID), green infrastructure (GI), and integrated stormwater management planning. She mainly works on-site and in community developments implementing innovative stormwater management strategies, always recognizing that stormwater is not a waste product but a valuable resource.

With over 10 years of experience in LID and GI, Jennifer has applied her expertise in drafting bylaws, standards, specifications, and typical drawings for stormwater green infrastructure. She’s also been involved in the development of city-wide LID and GI programs and stormwater utility programs across Canada.

Jennifer has a deep familiarity with stormwater and the environment. She understands that the two cannot be separated from each other. Her role in improving watershed health helps clients integrate nature and development to create better communities.

Dr. Bill Hunt and Stantec’s Jennifer Young describe what conservation efforts can manage stormwater runoff

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<table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody><tr><td width="514" valign="top"><p>Dr. Bill Hunt, Ph.D., P.E., North Carolina State University</p> <p>in the past, we captured water in sort of like a big tank. We call them ponds. Anyway, we discharged it, and that did a pretty good job of reducing flooding downstream, um, and it did s-, for certain pollutants, it, it treated some pollutants, but that's pretty much where it ended.</p> <p>LID and its sort of newer cousin, green infrastructure, basically al-allow us to evaluate and give credit to innovative stormwater so that people want to use it.</p> <p>LID is a development philosophy that focuses on the water footprint.</p> <p>Green infrastructure is taking a more holistic look at your stormwater management system</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Jennifer Young, LID Specialist and Senior Water Resources Engineer, Stantec</p> <p>LID can be used on low infiltration rate soils. So poorly draining soils with infiltration rates of a millimeter per hour or less actually can use LIDs and they've been being used on those soils successfully. Also winter is not a big factor for LID. LID still works in the winter and it may experience some performance loss, but it still will provide the treatment infiltration that we're looking for.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Dr. Bill Hunt, Ph.D., P.E., North Carolina State University</p> <p>one of the benefits you're going to get is one of reduction, and you get water quality improvement, but then there's a lot of other things like air quality benefit, heat island benefit, heat island mitigation, uh, recreational, social benefits. </p> </td> </tr></tbody></table>


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