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Are We Finally Winning Against the Mosquito?

Are We Finally Winning Against the Mosquito?

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It’s been a long time in the making, but the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that three countries, Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi, have been selected to begin trials of a new malaria vaccine next year. At least 120,000 children in each country, ranging from five to 17 months old,  … Read More

Stormwater – Reader Favorites

Stormwater – Reader Favorites

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Listed below are the top Editor blogs, Reader Favorite articles, and Stormwater magazine articles for you to enjoy. This list is curated based on reader views, search traffic, email click-through, and most commented articles.

Bookmark this page so you will always have quick access to Forester Media’s top Stormwater content.  … Read More

VIDEO: 2017 Infrastructure Report Card

VIDEO: 2017 Infrastructure Report Card

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Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Report Card for America’s Infrastructure depicts the condition and performance of American infrastructure in the familiar form of a school report card—assigning letter grades based on the physical condition and needed investments for improvement.
This year’s overall grade is a D+.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TdPpjevNSE  … Read More

Building It Higher, Digging It Deeper

Building It Higher, Digging It Deeper

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We wanted it. We’ve got it. Now what do we do with it?

As this article reports, recently drought-stricken California has so far this year received enough rain to provide a year’s worth of water for 14 million people—more than a third of the state’s population— if only we had a  … Read More

One Way to Get Their Attention

One Way to Get Their Attention

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Last December, a sinkhole opened up in the town of Fraser, MI—on Christmas Eve, no less. The cause was a broken 11-foot-diameter sewer pipe located 55 feet underground. The hole eventually measured 250 by 100 feet, causing nearly two dozen homes to be temporarily evacuated. A few are damaged so  … Read More

Trouble in the Deep

Trouble in the Deep

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Stormwater runoff often gets blamed, at least in part, for many of the oceans’ problems: the gyres of plastics and other debris, the acidification, the dead zones. Now someone has discovered another one: It seems we’re messing up the Mariana trench.

At more than 36,000 feet below sea level, the Mariana  … Read More

How Much Regulation Is Too Much?

How Much Regulation Is Too Much?

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As many new presidential administrations do, Donald Trump’s is promising to take action on improving the country’s infrastructure. How fast it can move ahead might depend on which environmental and other regulations stay and which ones go.

This recent article from the Wall Street Journal titled “Speed Limits Await Infrastructure Spree” looks  … Read More

A Gradual Atlantis

A Gradual Atlantis

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Among researchers who study the potential effects of rising sea levels, and among the city planners in coastal areas who are actively trying to come up with viable plans for their communities, the idea of retreat is catching on. The alternative is to build physical defenses—costly sea walls, levees, or  … Read More

Advanced Stormwater Treatment: Dissolved Pollutants

Advanced Stormwater Treatment: Dissolved Pollutants

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Did you know that on average in stormwater, 45% of the phosphorus load and ~50% of the metal load (cadmium, copper, zinc, etc.) is present in dissolved form? And unfortunately, most of these dissolved pollutants travel downstream to our receiving water bodies and wildlife untreated (thanks to physical treatments which  … Read More

Tastes Like Chicken

Tastes Like Chicken

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How serious are we about curbing water consumption and avoiding the water-quality problems large-scale agricultural operations can bring? Here’s a test.

Fifty years ago, the world’s population consumed only about one-quarter the amount of meat that it does today. Globally, agriculture accounts for about 92% of our water footprint, and  … Read More

“Like a Newborn Baby’s First Pictures”

“Like a Newborn Baby’s First Pictures”

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Last week, scientists released the first images from NOAA’s new weather satellite, GOES-16. The images have four times the resolution of existing satellite imagery, and they will allow more accurate weather predictions, including more timely thunderstorm, tornado, and hurricane warnings. The GOES-16 satellite will be able to provide a full  … Read More

Another Look at Public-Private Partnerships

Another Look at Public-Private Partnerships

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Recently Laura Sanchez, the editor of our sister publication Water Efficiency, questioned whether private investment in public works projects is helpful or harmful. As she discusses here, the much-needed infusion of capital from private sources is, in many cases, offset by rate hikes and the loss of control a public  … Read More



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