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Megan Rippy

Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
The Occoquan Watershed Monitoring Lab
Office # 201, 9408 Prince William Street, Manassas VA 20110

Program Area : Environmental and Water Resources Engineering
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Dr. Megan Rippy is an Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at VT, stationed at the Occoquan Watershed Monitoring Lab in northern Virginia. Her professional interests include 1) the effects of urban stormwater on aquatic ecosystems and public health, 2) characterization and modeling of green infrastructure co-benefits and their social, ecological, and hydrological drivers and 3) urban water security (particularly during times of drought). She is currently working on extending ecosystem service valuation frameworks to include constructed urban greenspaces like green stormwater infrastructure, and is part of a multi-university team working together to characterize how green infrastructure is perceived by the public, and what drives those perceptions.

Area of Interest

Urban water quality and public/ecosystem health (coastal, estuarine, and stormwater); Green stormwater infrastructure; Ecosystem services and public perception of urban greenspace