Principal Water Resources Engineer Bolton & Menk, Inc. Minneapolis, Minnesota
Excessive use of salt to manage snow and ice is a problem with long-term ramifications. It’s time to re-evaluate infrastructure design to limit salt dependence. We will identify current design approaches that contribute to chloride use and outline considerations that support reductions in salt to manage sites during winter months.
Attain awareness of the chloride crisis and its ecological impact.
Gain a more comprehensive understanding of blowing snow, sunshine, meltwater, and salted surfaces.
Learn design innovation to reduce the need for chloride in managing snow and ice while addressing site maintenance.