Low Impact Development in the Middle Rio Grande Watershed

Out of Watershed Research

Although they originated outside of our watershed, these resources have been selected because they are relevant to our arid and semi-arid climate.


‘Potential of Green Infrastructure to Restore Predevelopment Water Budget of a Semi-arid Urban Catchment’ (Salt Lake City -Journal of Hydrology 2016)

‘Bioretention Design for Xeric Climates Based on Ecological Principles’ (Salt Lake City – Journal of the American Water Resources Association 2012)

‘A Review of Applicability and Effectiveness of Low Impact Development/Green Infrastructure Practices in Arid/Semi-Arid United States’ (Journal of Arid Environments, 2015)

‘Arid Green Infrastructure for Water Control and Conservation State of the Science and Research Needs for Arid/Semi-Arid Regions’ (USEPA 2016)

Triple Bottom Line Cost Benefit Analysis of GI/LID in Phoenix, AZ.” (City of Phoenix, June 2018)

‘A Comparison of Soil Moisture at Curb Cuts with and without Rain Gardens’  (Santa Fe- Southwest Urban Hydrology/ Aaron Kauffman)

Stormwater Quality Monitoring at La Farge Library (Santa Fe- Southwest Urban Hydrology/Aaron Kauffman)

Ecohydrology of Urban Trees Under Passive and Active Irrigation in a Semi-Arid City (Arizona – Luketich et al 2019)


‘Tree and Impervious Cover Change in U.S. Cities’ (El Sevier 2012 – Includes research on Albuquerque)

“Give Me the Numbers, How Trees and Urban Forests Really Affect Stormwater Runoff” (USDA Forest Service webinar, 2017)

Leading Landscape Design Practices for Cost-Effective Roadside Water Management (National Cooperative Highway Research Program)

A Systematic Review of the Human Health and Social Well-Being Outcomes of Green Infrastructure for Stormwater and Flood Management (Venkataramanan et al 2019)

IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land

Innovation in Action: 21st Century Water Infrastructure Solutions (WaterNow Alliance 2019)