(GIRF) Green Infrastructure Research Facility: Experimental Bioretention Systems


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Research Activities at GIRF
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Surface water quality at neighborhood scales is a result of engineered infrastructure designs, green infrastructure (GI), and the many human decisions at municipal, business, and residential parcel scales. GIRF is part of iUTAH’s larger innovative Biogeochemistry of Urban Green Infrastructure (iBUGI) effort, a spatially distributed facility with integrated capacity to understand how coupled urban water and biogeochemistry processes operate over both short- and long-term time scales and through both atmospheric and surface/deep water flow paths. iUTAH’s GIRF facility includes eight bioretention systems for stormwater runoff measurement and the capacity to observe how different designs affect biogeochemistry and evaporation processes and reduce both surface water and groundwater.