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A Bag Lady With a Mission

A Bag Lady With a Mission

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Has your city banned plastic bags yet? Is it thinking about doing so? If so, chances are the bill owes something to Jennie Romer, an attorney who has become known as the country’s expert in plastic-bag legislation.

We’ve often discussed in Stormwater magazine and online the problems with plastics, including plastic  … Read More

Three Reasons for Stormwater Projects

Three Reasons for Stormwater Projects

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“There are three reasons for us to do a stormwater project. One is to fix a flooding problem. Nine out of ten citizens would say this is the main reason. Two is to improve water quality,” says Dave Mayes, Stormwater Services Division manager for the city of Wilmington, NC.

“Three, we  … Read More

StormCon Myth Busters: Overcoming Barriers to Green Infrastructure

StormCon Myth Busters: Overcoming Barriers to Green Infrastructure

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This year we are excited to announce new curriculum the days leading up to the main event. Select from eight preconference courses designed to provide you with the in-depth knowledge you need to advance your career. Participants may register for preconference courses without registering for the main conference. CEU/PDH Credit  … Read More

The No-Name Floods of 2015

The No-Name Floods of 2015

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In early October 2015, residents along the southern and mid-Atlantic East Coast of the US held their breath as reports on Hurricane Joaquin’s gathering strength—but uncertain landfall destination—created mounting anxiety.  … Read More

Assisted Evolution: How Far Should We Intervene?

Assisted Evolution: How Far Should We Intervene?

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We’re all probably familiar to some extent with the problems corals are experiencing in the world’s oceans. Bleaching events, in which coral polyps expel the symbiotic algae living within them, are occurring in many places including Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Some reefs are disappearing entirely. That’s bad for the coral,  … Read More

FREE Webinar! Designing Permeable Pavements for Heavy Loads & Lower Costs

FREE Webinar! Designing Permeable Pavements for Heavy Loads & Lower Costs

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Permeable interlocking concrete pavers (PICP) have been performing in North Americafor well over 25 years. And when designed right…can support your heavy traffic loads, mitigate your stormwater, AND keep your costs low.

Join Charles Taylor and Kevin Earley for a FREE webinar exploringPermeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement systems (e.g., components, design principles,  … Read More

“Now Would Be a Good Time to Increase Fuel Taxes”

“Now Would Be a Good Time to Increase Fuel Taxes”

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We’re continuing our countdown to Infrastructure Week with another interview—a very comprehensive look at the issues, with a lot of food for thought. A couple of quick spoilers: This week’s interviewee does see an advantage to public-private partnerships for some projects (not all of our experts agree), and he favors  … Read More

LiDAR Use for Site Selection

LiDAR Use for Site Selection

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In this case, a city needed to locate a site for a new 6-million-gallon water tank. Criteria included a parcel size of at least 3.7 acres to accommodate construction without excessive cut/fill or shoring requirements; preferably undeveloped land to avoid conflicts with constructed properties; elevation between 4,700 and 4,720 feet to  … Read More

A Sophick Mercury of Our Own?

A Sophick Mercury of Our Own?

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The Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia recently acquired a handwritten manuscript penned by Isaac Newton roughly 400 years ago. It’s the physicist’s copy of an earlier document written by an alchemist, George Starkey, and it contains directions for creating “sophick mercury,” an ingredient of the mythical philosopher’s stone, which alchemists  … Read More

Hydraulics 101 (for Those Who Skipped It in College)

Hydraulics 101 (for Those Who Skipped It in College)

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At a loss when hydraulic engineers start throwing out fancy terms like unsteady flow, allowable shear stress, hydraulic radius, Manning’s “n”, or 100-year flood? As a professional working with these technical individuals and their reports, it’s essential that you fully understand “where they are coming from”.

Join two-time former IECA President,  … Read More

Project Profile: Improving Water Quality at a Bronx Metal Recycling Facility

Project Profile: Improving Water Quality at a Bronx Metal Recycling Facility

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To be certain, these are ­challenging times for stormwater mitigation.

Water quality—as regulated by EPA and the Clean Water Act—is only as good as the approaches being used to achieve it. Those approaches should consider water quality not as a piecemeal approach, but a unified effort within watersheds, as recommended by  … Read More

“Doing Nothing Is Not an Option”

“Doing Nothing Is Not an Option”

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Infrastructure Week takes place May 16–23. Its purpose is to make more people aware of the need to maintain and upgrade the nation’s infrastructure and of the role it plays in just about everything we do. As Infrastructure Week’s website puts it, “Roads, bridges, rails, ports, airports, pipes, the power grid,  … Read More



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