Tag: hydrology

Stormwater Goes to School

Not too long ago, there were only two colleges in the United States where one could learn about stormwater management, notes Brant Keller, public works director for Griffin, GA.

Permeable Surfaces

Permeable Surfaces

The vast expanses of impermeable asphalt surfaces blanketing the country and crisscrossing every urban center and thoroughfare from the east to west add up to a total of 4.12 million miles—enough to circle the Earth’s equator 157 times over. While it might be easy to take impermeable pavement for granted

In Pursuit of Data

In Pursuit of Data

When accurately obtained and analyzed, water-quality data has the potential to drastically influence our daily lives by identifying problems, verifying solutions, and fueling scientific revelations. Understanding how water moves through our society and how our society affects its condition can improve conservation and management of this necessary global resource. Every

Foliar Rainfall Retention

Foliar Rainfall Retention

Trees and forest systems play an important role in the water cycle by intercepting rainfall and regulating water flow to the soil for more efficient stormwater infiltration. Traditional urban development practices have reduced the function of these systems by eliminating the vertical structure (tree canopy cover), removing existing ground cover

Safe Conveyance of Rare Storm Events

Safe Conveyance of Rare Storm Events

Two people were swept downstream and died during a catastrophic flash flood that struck Ellicott City, MD, on the evening of July 30, 2016. The infrastructure designed to carry stream flow and storm runoff along Tiber Run, which runs through the historic district, was unable to meet the demands of

Safe Conveyance of Rare Storm Events

Safe Conveyance of Rare Storm Events

Two people were swept downstream and died during a catastrophic flash flood that struck Ellicott City, MD, on the evening of July 30, 2016. The infrastructure designed to carry stream flow and storm runoff along Tiber Run, which runs through the historic district, was unable to meet the demands of

Computer Simulations for Stormwater Management and Design

Computer Simulations for Stormwater Management and Design

Computer simulations for stormwater management and design make it possible to try out new ideas without the risk of disrupting communities or ecosystems, to evaluate how a watershed would respond to acts of nature or engineering. Jeff Shiner believes computer modeling gives engineers and decision makers a set of powerful

Foretelling a Post-Water Future

Foretelling a Post-Water Future

It seems like a passage from Latin American fiction—a surreal scenario in which citizens awaken to find their country dry, and a mustached general rationing their water. But for citizens of La Paz, Bolivia, this is not a Gabriel Garcia Marquez novel—it is their reality.

For eleven years, scientists like Edson

Succession Planning: Keeping the Knowledge on Your Team

Succession Planning: Keeping the Knowledge on Your Team

Are you ready to keep things running if your top manager or operator left tomorrow?

Join Neal Bolton and Kasem Cornelius to learn how to develop and implement an effective succession plan at your organization to keep operations up-and-running, including: knowledge transfer and transition planning, system and materials development, training and

Improving Compaction, Equipment Utilization, and Daily Cover

Improving Compaction, Equipment Utilization, and Daily Cover

While most landfill managers agree that compaction is their top issue, little is done – beyond buying new equipment – to solve the problem. Good compaction requires a comprehensive approach of soil management, equipment optimization, and effective techniques.

Join Neal Bolton for the third session in our Airspace Management Master Class exploring

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