Mobilizing GIS to Manage Stormwater and Potential Environmental Risks
Track: Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater
Authors: Tony Garcia, Jacqueline Moore
A systematic approach to managing potential environmental risks related to stormwater within a network of facilities involves a diligent team and a thorough plan for inventorying thousands of assets. Identifying industrial activities and material storage areas at BNSF Railway facilities requires a wealth of GIS data. Five assessment teams used mobile GIS to streamline the inventory process. Implementing a GIS solution reduced the paper trail and data entry that had previously been done manually.