Research Summary and Updates

 

Total Projects: 77
Total Funding ~ 16 million as of Sept 2015

Title: Water Storage Value ($250,000)
Objective: What is the value of surface storage reservoirs for stormwater in the Everglades watersheds?
End date: Sept 2004
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 2004
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: June 2005
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: June 2005
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: July 2005
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 2005
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: June 2006
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: June 2006
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: June 2007
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:  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 2006
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 2007
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 2007
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
End date: June 2007
PI Wanielista, Souto, Marshall

Title: PHASE 2 to S0134 Health Risk Assessment of stormwater irrigation ($177,483)
Objective: Document the health related parameters in stormwater detention ponds that can be used as a source of irrigation
End date: Dec 2007
Participants: FDEP.
PI: Wanielista

Title: Green Roof Expansions ($160,000)
Objective: Media, reuse and monitoring at other sites
End date: May 2007
Participants: FDEP.
PI: Wanielista and Quigley

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: July 2008
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. 2007
Participants: SFWMD
PI: Chang

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
End date: June 2008
PI Souto

Title: Multi-scale Water Infrastructure Characterization Study Using Remote Sensing Phase I ($75,500)
Objective: Develop remote sensing technology to monitor lake water quality
Participants: National Risk Management Research Laboratory, US Environmental Protection Agency
End date: Sept 2008
PI Chang

Title: Improving Local Water Supply in Rural Communities via a Sensor Network with the Aid of a Rule-based Expert System in a GIS Platform ($150,000)
Objective: Develop expert systems to monitor drinking water quality in distribution networks
Participants: Kentucky Science & Engineering Foundation and Western Kentucky University
End date: Sept 2009
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-2010
Participants: SJRWMD, Seminole County, FDEP, and FDOH
PI: Chang and Wanielista

Title: Analysis of Pre-drainage 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: Chan

Title: Inlet Protection Devices ($160,000)
Objective: Protocol Development and effectiveness.
End date: Aug 2010
Participants: FDOT
PI Wanielista, Hardin and Chopra

Title: Denitrification Study beneath Stormwater Infiltration Ponds for Promoting Stormwater Reuse and Drinking Water Quality ($5,000)
Objective: Demonstration isotope tracer technique
End date: Dec. 2010
Participants: UCF Boardman Foundation
PI: Chang and Wanielista

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: June 2011
PI Souto and Quigley

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: Dec. 2012.
Participants: FDEP and EPA
PI: Souto and Wanielista.

Title: Residential Integrated Stormwater and Graywater ($354,569)
Objective: Demonstrate environmental benefits in a green building
End date: Oct. 2012
Participants: FDEP, FSEC, SJRWMD.
PI: Wanielista, Hardin

Title: Stormwater Harvesting ($370,000)
Objectives: Develop in-line filtration methods
End date: May 2013
Participants: FDOT, FDEP
PI Wanielista

 Title: Pervious Pavements installation and strength ($210,036)
Objective: Effectiveness and rejuvenation.
End date: Aug 2011
Participants: FDOT and vendors
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.
End date: Sept. 2011
Participants: Floating Islands Environmental Solutions, Inc.,
PI Chang

Title: A Mesocosm Study of “Biohaven” Floating Islands Removal in for Nutrient Stormwater Ponds ($25,000)
Objective: Determine credit when used with wet ponds.
End date: Sept. 2011
Participants: Floating Islands Environmental Solutions, Inc.,
PI Chang

 Title: Floating Wetlands for Stormwater Management ($201,000)
Objective: Determine credit when used with wet ponds.
End date: Sep 2012
Participants: FDOT and vendors
PI Wanielista, Chang, and Chopra

Title: Pollution Level due to Use of Fertilizers ($170,000)
Objective: Fate under various conditions.
End date: May 2014
Participants: FDOT and vendors
PI Chopra

Title: Floating Wetlands for Stormwater Management ($201,000)
Objective: Determine credit when used with wet ponds.
End date: Sep 2012
Participants: FDOT and vendors
PI Wanielista, Chang, and Chopra

 Title: Silt Fence Testing ($120,000)
Objective: Fate under various conditions.
End date: April 2014
Participants: FDOT and vendors
PI Chopra

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
End date: June. 2013
PI Chang, Wanielista, Bohlen

Title: Index Testing Laboratory ($100,000)
Objective: Field testing of PAM blocks to develop requisite mixing energy
Participants: FDOT
End date: April 2010
PI Chopra

Title: GEV Distribution and Krig Analayses ($6,562)
Objective: Update the rainfall data based using GEV Distribution and Krig Analyses Participants: Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD)
End date: Dec 2012
PI Wanielista

Title: Multi-scale Water Infrastructure Characterization Study Using Remote Sensing Phase II ($80,000)
Objective: Develop municipal water sustainability index
Participants: National Risk Management Research Laboratory, US Environmental Protection Agency
End date: Sept 2009
PI Chang

Title: Multi-scale Water Infrastructure Characterization Study Using Remote Sensing Phase III ($85,138)
Objective: Develop remote sensing technology to monitor lake water quality
Participants: National Risk Management Research Laboratory, US Environmental Protection Agency
End date: Sept 2010
PI Chang

Title: Multi-scale Water Infrastructure Characterization Study Using Remote Sensing Phase IV ($65,137)
Objective: Develop remote sensing technology to monitor coastal bay water quality
Participants: National Risk Management Research Laboratory, US Environmental Protection Agency
End date: Sept 2011
PI Chang

Title: Maintenance Practices of Stormwater Runoffs (Phase I) ($160,197)
Objective: Produce a BMP manual for maintenance of stormwater ponds.
Participants: FDOT and vendors
End date: May 2014
PI Chang, Wanielista, Bohlen

Title: Maintenance Practices of Stormwater Runoffs (Phase II) ($126,817)
Objective: Produce a BMP manual for maintenance of stormwater ponds.
Participants: FDOT and vendors
End date: Feb 2013
PI Chang,Bohlen

Title: Improvement of Water Availability Index Forecasting Tool with Environmental Change Reconstruction Phase I ($79,940)
Objective: Quantify climate change teleconnection signal propagation and effect to terrestrial precipitation
Participants: National Risk Management Research Laboratory, US Environmental Protection Agency
End date: Sept 2012
PI Chang

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
End date: June 2013
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
End date: Jan 2012
PI Souto, Hinkle

Title: Erosion and Sediment Control BMPs Standards and Manual Update ($126,118)
Objective: Establish BMP Committee and update manual
Participants: FDOT
End date: Nov 2014
PI Chopra and Wanielista

Title: Field Implementation of PAM Treatment System ($95,000)
Objective: Field testing of PAM blocks to develop requisite mixing energy
Participants: FDOT
End date: April 2014
PI Chopra and Wanielista

Title: Nutrient Based Stormwater Management Design Tools ($228,168)
Objective: Nutrient removal tool box development
End date: Feb 2014
Participants: FDOT
PI: Wanielista and Chopra

Title: Evaluation of Pollution Levels Due to the Use of Consumer Fertilizers under Florida Conditions: Examination of Lower Slopes and Rainfall Intensities Taking into Account Overland Flow ($89,000)
Objective: Test of fertilizer with slow release rate of nutrients
End date: May 2014
Participants: FDOT
PI: Chopra and Wanielista

Title: Performance Testing and Analysis of Silt Fences using Tilting Soil Test Beds with Simulated Rainfall ($119,650)
Objective: Test the performance of silt fence under rainfall simulator
End date: Nov 2013
Participants: FDOT
PI: Chopra and Wanielista

Title: Stormwater Harvesting Using Retention and In-Line Pipes for Treatment Consistent with new Statewide Stormwater Rule ($370,000)
Objective: Test the performance of bio-sorption activated media at retention ponds and pipe reactors
End date: May 2013
Participants: FDOT
PI: Wanielista and Chopra

Title: Demonstration Project for Bio-sorption Activated Media for Ultra-urban Stormwater Treatment ($277,999)
Objective: Test the performance of bio-sorption activated media at tree wells and baffle boxes
End date: May 2014
Participants: FDOT
PI: Wanielista, Chopra, Chang, Randall

Title: Improvement of Water Availability Index Forecasting Tool with Environmental Change Reconstruction Phase II ($70,000)
Objective: Quantify climate change teleconnection signal propagation and effect to terrestrial precipitation
Participants: National Risk Management Research Laboratory, US Environmental Protection Agency
End date: Sept 2013
PI Chang

Title: Water Availability and Water Quality Forecasting Tool with Environmental Change Reconstruction ($76,000)
Objective: Develop decision support system for drinking water infrastructure assessment
Participants: National Risk Management Research Laboratory, US Environmental Protection Agency
End date: Sept 2014
PI Chang

Title:  Assignment of the Program Director of the Hydrological Science Program ($190,066)
Objective: NSF IPA grant for managing Hydrological Science Program
End date: Aug. 2014
Participants: National Science Foundation
PI: Chang

Title:  Assignment of the Program Director of the Hydrological Science Program ($181,175)
Objective: NSF IPA grant for managing Hydrological Science Program
End date: Aug. 2013
Participants: National Science Foundation
PI: Chang

Title:  Stormwater Management Area (STA) Hydrodynamic Study ($59,000)
Objective: Explore the hydrodynamic patterns using sensor network and machine learning algorithms
End date: April 2014
Participants: South Florida Water Management District
PI: Chang

Title Remote Sensing Algorithms and Platforms for Lake Water Quality Monitoring ($25,000)
Objective: Develop the satellite remote sensing retrieval algorithms with machine learning tools for water quality monitoring
End date: April 2014
Participants: National Central University in Taiwan and National Autonomous University of Nicaragua
PI: Chang

Title Monitoring the Water Quality of Lake Nicaragua and Lake Managua with Remote Sensing Technologies in Wet Seasons ($31,000)
Objective: Produce water quality mapping with satellite remote sensing images for  Lake Nicaragua and Lake Managua
End date: Nov 2014
Participants: National Central University in Taiwan and National Autonomous University of Nicaragua
PI: Chang

Title: Complete of Water Availability and Water Quality Forecasting Tool with Environmental Change Reconstruction ($68,992)
Objective: Develop decision support system for drinking water infrastructure assessment
Participants: National Risk Management Research Lab, US Environmental Protection Agency
End date: Sept 2015
PI Chang

Title Multi-temporal Change Detection of the Water Quality in Lake Nicaragua and Lake Managua with Remote Sensing Technologies ($29,560)
Objective: Seasonal comparison of eutrophication status with satellite remote sensing images for Lake Nicaragua and Lake Managua
End date: Dec 2015
Participants: National Central University in Taiwan and National Autonomous University of Nicaragua
PI: Chang

Title Software Development for Multi-Sensor Fusion of Satellite Remote Sensing Images for Water Leaving Reflectance Data Fusion under Cloudy Conditions ($29,556)
Objective: Develop multi-sensor fusion technologies with multi-source satellite remote sensing images for cloudy regions
End date: Dec 2015
Participants: National Central University in Taiwan and National Autonomous University of Nicaragua
PI: Chang

Title: Nutrient Removal for Wekiva Section 6 – SR 429 From West of Old McDonald Road to East of the Seminole/Lake County Line ($29,040)
Objective: The use of Biosorption Activated Media for Design of a BMP system to meet the net improvement requirements for basin RS8-E within the Rock Springs Run sub-basin
End date: Feb. 2016
Participants: FDOT.
PI: Wanielista

Title Coupling Risk and Resilience Assessment for Networked Sustainable Drainage Systems in a Coastal City under Climate Change Impact ($306,000)
Objective: Develop a new generation watershed modeling system to assess the flood hazard in coastal region under climate change impact
End date: Aug. 2016
Participants: NOAA – Florida Sea Grant Program and Pinnellas County
PI: Chang

Title Optimal Design of Stormwater Basins with Bio-sorption Activated Media (BAM) in Karst Environments – Phase I: Site Screening and Selection ($39,673)
Objective: Select 2 appropriate ponds for stormwater nutrient removal with new BMPs
End date: Feb 2016
Participants: FDOT
PI: Chang and Wanielista

Title Flood Impact Assessment in Mega Cities under Urban Sprawl and Climate Change ($233,530)
Objective: Develop a rapid flood assessment modeling framework for three megacities
End date: April 2017
Participants: University of Exeter in the United Kingdom, Tsinghua University in China, British Council
PI: Chang

Title: Comparative Nitrogen Removal with Sorption Media in Linear Ditch for Groundwater and Stormwater Treatment ($208,600 with match $200,000 from Suwanee River Water Management District.)
Objective: The use of Biosorption Activated Media for Design of a BMP system to meet the net improvement requirements for basin RS8-E within the Rock Springs Run sub-basin
End date: May 2017
Participants: FDOT, AECON, Inc., and Suwanee River Water Management District .
PI: Chang and Wanielista