Pervious, Permeable, and Porous Surfaces: How they relate to storm water management


Location: 1001 Wiekamp Hall, IUSB Campus

Low Impact Development (LID) regulations are pushing for advanced water management technology that will preserve environmental quality and mimic the pre‐development watershed hydrology of the site. Learn about ways to produce cost-effective Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) while maximizing developable land. Mark will explain and explore “The 3‐P’s” (Permeable, Pervious, and Porous surfaces) by covering:

  • How to identify the goal when considering stormwater runoff,
  • Defining the different characteristics of Pervious, Permeable, and Porous surfaces,
  • How these different surfaces relate to stormwater management,
  • Maintenance procedures when defining a BMP.

This subject is currently one of the most talked about within America today due to recent EPA and legislative mandates. Come learn from Mark, a leader and key speaker on this topic across the Midwest, and stay for Q&A and lively, solution-oriented conversation.

Mark Walker is the Director of business development for Kuert Concrete, the oldest central-batch, ready-mix concrete operation in America (Est. in 1927). In addition to serving this position, Mark serves as a member / consultant with several Great Lakes States professional organizations such as individual state chapters of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Seven different Floodplain & Stormwater Management Associations and is an elected board member of the Indiana Association for Floodplain & Stormwater Management (INAFSM). As an educator in handling certain stormwater, erosion control, sustainability, and urban infrastructure issues, Mark also leads Kuert Supply Centers hardscape division, involving contractor training and outdoor living design/consultation.

Mark was raised in Saginaw, Michigan and holds a degree in Business Management with a concentration in Entrepreneurialism from Purdue University. He is an active lecturer, writer, presenter and facilitator with a passion for community building and neighborhood development. Mark’s interests include beekeeping and supporting the Boy Scouts of America. His first career aspirations were to be a game-show host.

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