Improving stormwater management on campus is one of seven actions areas outlined in Princeton University’s Sustainability Action Plan, which was released in April 2019.
Currently, about 100 acres on campus meet high standards for reduced runoff and improved surface water quality. The University aims to expand these areas to 139 acres by 2026, and then 222 acres by 2046. Stormwater management strategies include porous pavement, stream restorations, rainwater harvesting, green roofs, and rain gardens.
In this video, associate university architect Natalie Shivers discusses the importance of managing stormwater, and how the university plans to hit its targets.