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)