Allen P. Davis, P.E.


Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

University of Maryland

College Park, MD  20742






B.S. University of Delaware, 1984
M.C.E. University of Delaware, 1986
Ph.D. University of Delaware, 1989

Member: ASCE (Fellow), ACS, AEESP

Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer (D. WRE) of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers





Dr. Davis' interests are in aquatic and interfacial environmental chemistry.  Recently, he has been working on various issues related to urban storm water quality and the concept of Low Impact Development.  Much work on bioretention as an urban storm water best management practice has been completed and is in progress.  He recently received the 2010 A. James Clark School of Engineering Faculty Outstanding Research Award, recognizing exceptionally influential research accomplishments related to urban storm water quality, its management, and the concept of Low Impact Development.  Dr. Davis is a 1993 recipient of the National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award.  He teaches courses in engineering sustainability, environmental process dynamics, and environmental engineering unit operations .





Dr. Davis was the Director of the Maryland Water Resources Research Center from 2001 through 2010.  He was Associate Editor Chemosphere, Science for Environmental Technology from 2004 through 2010.







Stormwater Management for Smart Growth

Allen P. Davis & Richard H. McCuen


1 Introduction

2 Water Quality Parameters

3 Statistical Methods for Data Analysis

4 Stormwater Hydrology

5 Introduction to Modeling

6 Stormwater Quality

7 Improvement of Stormwater Quality

8 Storage and Flow Control

9 Vegetative Control Methods

10 Traps, Basins, and Filters

11 Wetlands

12 Low Impact Development





Environmental Science & Technology A-Page Article:

Green Engineering Principles Promote Low-Impact Development

How do we accommodate the needs of a growing population yet minimize negative impacts on the environment and local ecology? Low-impact development (LID) integrates environmental concerns with land development, focusing on water and pollutant balances. Also known by other names, such as environmentally sensitive design, LID represents a fundamental change in the way residential, commercial, and institutional properties are developed. Allen P. Davis at the University of Maryland explains the benefits and drawbacks of this concept.





Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering