Stormwater is rainwater and melted snow that runs off streets, lawns, and other sites. When stormwater is immersed into the ground, it is filtered and ultimately replaces aquifers or flows into streams and rivers. Erosion of land and flooding of inhabited urban or rural areas can cause severe damages and contamination of the environment if sanitation facilities are flooded. This results in high costs and particularly massive suffering for the local communities.
Dr. Mitch Mivehchi, P.Eng., is the CEO and President of BMP Engineering and Inspection Inc., and has over 30 years of experience in Civil and Structural Engineering with an in depth understanding of design, construction, and project management. He has managed and conducted multidisciplinary structural seismic evaluation of structural building frames used with the ambient and forced vibration tests and consequently, presented the modified mathematical model with high conformance with the prototype. Mitch has published more than 40 technical papers in international journals and conferences and recently has been preparing a comprehensive paper about the lesson learned of significant achievements of building vibration tests of the past 2-decades investigations, as a state of arts. Mitch graduated with a PhD in Structural Dynamic & Earthquake Engineering (2001), M.Sc. in Hydraulics of Structures (1996), and B.Sc. in Civil Engineering (1992) from Tehran Poly-Technique university. He is also the chair of the tri-city branch of Engineers and Geoscientists BC for year 2021–2022.