Location: Spokane, WA
Aimee Navickis-Brasch, Phd, PE, served as the lead water quality and maintenance researcher as well as the adviser to civil engineering students who work on these projects. Her work on the feasibility study focused on summarizing the known benefits of permeable pavement related to pollutant reduction as well as the common maintenance practices and challenge. Aimee’s work associated with this task included conducting a literature search, interviewing stormwater and maintenance staff from DOTs throughout the nation, and summarizing findings into the final feasibility study. Aimee’s work on the performance assessment focused on evaluating the effectiveness of permeable asphalt for removing/reducing pollutants from stormwater. Pollutants included total suspended solids (TSS), total and dissolved copper (Cu) and zinc (Zn), total phosphorus (TP), and total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH). Aimee’s work associated with this project included serving as the principal investigator and leading a team of senior Civil Engineering students to develop the experimental design, conduct flow through column testing using synthetic stormwater, sample collection, data analysis, and develop the final technical report.
(Photo provided and used with permission from Gonzaga University)
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- Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) Development
- BMP Certification
- Field Monitoring Design, Installation, and Operations
- Effectiveness Studies for Structural, Operational, and Educational BMPs
- Development of New Treatment Media
- TAPE Support
Aimee has over 27 years of experience focused on stormwater drainage in Washington, including expertise in design, research, planning, policy development, and technical training. She has been the principal investigator and project manager on Stormwater Effectiveness Studies for structural, operational, and educational BMPs, which included the development of the Washington State Quality Assurance Project Plans (QAPPs) Templates. Aimee authored the WSDOT Hydraulics Manual as well as the Highway Runoff Manual and has extensive experience working collaboratively on projects with multiple stakeholders. She has served as a project manager and design lead on projects such as urban drainage systems; pump stations; stormwater retrofits, low impact development practices, and BMPs; culverts; and fish passage improvements. She has conducted hydrology and hydraulic modeling, developed stormwater comprehensive plans, construction documents (plans, estimates, and specifications), and developed curriculum for professional and undergraduate courses. Aimee has also successfully negotiated NPDES permit conditions and stormwater policy changes with the Washington Department of Ecology and developed grants that resulted in funding stormwater retrofit projects.
Joined OCI: 2019
Education: PhD, Civil Engineering, University of Idaho; MS, Civil Engineering, Washington State University; BS, Mechanical Engineering, Gonzaga University
Licenses and Certificates: PE in Washington State; WSDOT Highway Runoff Manual (HRM) Trained
Associations: Center for Watershed Protection, ASCE, and ASEE
HOBBIES & INTERESTS
Outside work Aimee enjoys spending time doing anything with her family, which includes her three teenage children and her husband. Her other favorite hobby is anything related to stormwater!