Tag: low impact development

Low Impact Development (LID) is an innovative stormwater management approach with a basic principle that is modeled after nature: manage rainfall at the source using uniformly distributed decentralized micro-scale controls.

Stream Buffers 101

Stream Buffers 101

Stream buffers are natural areas adjacent to streams and waterways that remain free of ­devel­opment, con­struction, or other alterations and play an important role in maintaining predevelopment water quality. The riparian vegetation stabilizes stream channels, provides terrestrial and aquatic habitat, slows runoff rates, reduces runoff volume, and filters development runoff.

Stream Buffers

Stream Buffers

Stream buffers are natural areas adjacent to streams and waterways that remain free of ­devel­opment, con­struction, or other alterations and play an important role in maintaining predevelopment water quality. The riparian vegetation stabilizes stream channels, provides terrestrial and aquatic habitat, slows runoff rates, reduces runoff volume, and filters development runoff.

Project Profile: Pendleton Multiway Boulevard Wins Awards

Project Profile: Pendleton Multiway Boulevard Wins Awards

Situated on more than 87,000 acres adjacent to the Puget Sound, Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), WA, is one of the largest military bases in the country and is considered to be one of the premier military installations on the West Coast by the US Department of Defense (DOD). JBLM is

The StormCon 2017 Call for Papers Is Open

The StormCon 2017 Call for Papers Is Open

StormCon, the only North American event dedicated exclusively to stormwater, is now accepting abstracts for the 2017 conference. The deadline to submit an abstract is Wednesday, December 7, 2016.

StormCon will take place in Seattle, WA, August 27–31, 2017. The conference venue, the Meydenbauer Center, is actually located in Bellevue,

The StormCon 2017 Call for Papers Is Open

The StormCon 2017 Call for Papers Is Open

StormCon, the only North American event dedicated exclusively to stormwater, is now accepting abstracts for the 2017 conference. The deadline to submit an abstract is Wednesday, December 7, 2016.

StormCon will take place in Seattle, WA, August 27–31, 2017. The conference venue, the Meydenbauer Center, is actually located in Bellevue, WA—home

Editor’s Comments: Looking Out to Sea

“Palau is a small place. If the boat sinks, we sink with it. We will be the first ones under water.”

Those words were part of a speech by Noah Idechong, the senior advisor to the Palau Minister of Natural Resources, Environment, and Tourism, last month in Honolulu, HI. He was

Stormwater Systems Benefit From Green Roofs

Stormwater Systems Benefit From Green Roofs

With their myriad benefits, green roofs are becoming increasingly incorporated into new and existing projects. The International Green Roofs and Walls Project Database lists 1,599 projects totaling 33,334,677 square feet, and the number is growing.

Green roofs—also known as vegetated or garden roofs—are key green infrastructure elements and are being increasingly

Just Two Weeks Left to Submit StormCon Abstracts

Just Two Weeks Left to Submit StormCon Abstracts

StormCon, the only North American event dedicated exclusively to stormwater and surface-water professionals, is seeking abstracts for presentation at StormCon 2016. The deadline for submitting abstracts is Wednesday, December 9.

The conference will be held in Indianapolis, IN, August 22–25, 2016, and for the first time will be colocated with another

Something Even Bigger: StormCon 2016

You still have a few weeks left: If you’re planning to attend ­StormCon 2016 in Indianapolis next summer, there is still time to send in an abstract to be considered as a speaker as well. The deadline for submitting abstracts is Wednesday, December 9.

StormCon is the only North American event

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