Meeting Stormwater Management Retrofit and Onsite Requirements

Presenters: Kathleen M. Trauth, PhD, P.E. & Virginia Trauth, E.I.

Learn about a new tool in development to assist with meeting site retrofit/redevelopment and onsite management requirements and the science behind it. This includes a case study, soil moisture modeling, and three-dimensional water balance modeling.

Learning Objectives: 
  • Understand the issues dealt with in site retrofits and redevelopments.
  • Understand the workings of this new method of stormwater management.
  • Understand the subsurface movement of water within a stormwater management installation.

Virginia Trauth

Presented by Kathleen M. Trauth, PhD, P.E. – Owner and Associate Professor, Infiltronics Environmental LLC and the University of Missouri & Virginia Trauth, E.I. – CTO, Infiltronics Environmental LLC

Dr. Trauth is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Missouri (MU), where she teaches and conducts research related to stormwater management. She is also a professional engineer licensed in Missouri and New Mexico. Before joining MU, Kate worked at the New Mexico Environment Department and Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque. She is the owner of Infiltronics Environmental LLC, a company she started to commercialize a stormwater management device. The device has been patented and is now in the development and testing phase.

Ms. Trauth received her civil engineering degree from the University of Missouri in 2016. While in school she completed internships in the utility and civil engineering consulting industries, participated in undergraduate research in the civil engineering and geology departments, and worked as an undergraduate teaching assistant. After graduation Ginny began working at Infiltronics Environmental LLC and received her Engineer Intern classification from the State of Missouri. Her duties at the company include design, testing, and commercialization of the patented stormwater management device.