The Green Infrastructure Living Laboratory (or GILL for short) is a collaboration between the Sustainable Water Resource Engineering Laboratory at Drexel University and the Philadelphia Water Department.


The GILL team monitors public and privately owned green stormwater infrastructure sites around the University City neighborhood of Philadelphia.

The Team

Principal Investigator:

Franco A. Montalto PhD, PE
Associate Professor, Dept. of Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
Research Director, Sustainable Water Resource Engineering Lab
Drexel University

Research Team:





Wasps love the cozy dry box where we store our weather station monitoring equipment. Their nest was blocking the port that transmits the data, so we had to ask them to move. Franco, our lab director, is braver than the rest of us. He was well *suited* to the challenge!

Ch Ch Ch Ch Changes

Adieu to Stephen and welcome to Korin!   Our contract manager from PWD, Stephen White, is moving to Connecticut to work for the City of New Haven. We’ll miss you, Stephen!   We are also welcoming a new GILL team member, Korin Tangtrakul. She will serve as the Sustainability Manager of GILL’s overarching laboratory group, …

GILL featured as Innovation Finalist in Sustainable Business Network’s Excellence in GSI Awards

The Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony (May 23) is the region’s only award that celebrates and elevates green stormwater infrastructure projects and innovations, the triple bottom line (TBL) benefits of a nature-based approach to stormwater management, and the partners who bring these projects to life in the Greater Philadelphia Area. Buy tickets. The GILL team …


The GILL project is based out of the Sustainable Water Resource Engineering Laboratory at Drexel University

3141 Chestnut St
Curtis 251
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Email:  swredrexel@gmail.com