Tag: StormCon

Stormcon is an annual surface water quality conference that continues to be the leading forum for public works directors, stormwater professionals, private sector contractors, engineers, and government representatives. Inherently multi-disciplinary, the conference is designed for all who have a direct stake in stormwater management, non-point source pollution and urban water systems.

Serenading the Asian Carp

Serenading the Asian Carp

Who’s afraid of the Asian carp? Lots of people, apparently, including those in the fishing industry throughout the Great Lakes region. The invasive species of fish, which was brought to aquatic farms in the Southern US more than 40 years ago, is steadily spreading north. Weighing up to 100 pounds

Rainfall, Nutrients, and the Dead Zone

Rainfall, Nutrients, and the Dead Zone

A few weeks ago in this space, I mentioned the algae blooms plaguing Florida this year, largely the result of nutrient-rich water being released from Lake Okeechobee. Unfortunately, it’s not just Florida that’s experiencing the problem—there’s plenty to go around.

A recently published study in Science shows that excess nutrients

Collaboration on the Columbia River

Collaboration on the Columbia River

We generally consider public-private partnerships (P3s) a logical way for the US to repair and replace its aging infrastructure. On occasion, we may even reference Lincoln’s railroads, Eisenhower’s highways, or Kennedy’s space program while extolling the virtues of the private investment for infrastructure renewal. But are these deals always the

We Don’t Have Much Time

We Don’t Have Much Time

We knew it was coming, and now it’s here. The public comment period is open to determine the fate of the Clean Water Rule, also known as the Waters of the US Rule. But the window for getting your comments in is a narrow one—more details on that below.

Those of

Waters of the US: Now’s Our Chance To Be Heard

Waters of the US: Now’s Our Chance To Be Heard

As you’re probably aware, EPA and the US Army Corps of Engineers under the new administration are proposing to rescind the beleaguered Waters of the US Rule, also known as the Clean Water Rule, that went into effect in 2015. You have a narrow window to comment if you wish

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STORMCHAMBERS
HydroLogic Solution’s StormChamber systems are highly cost effective for control of stormwater runoff, peak flow attenuation, sediment control, nutrient and pollutant removal, and stormwater conveyance. One row of 34-inch StormChambers provides conveyance capacity approximately equivalent to 42-inch pipe; 52-inch pipe with our 44-inch StormChambers. StormChamber systems are less expensive, and

Editor’s Comments: We Know What’s in the Water

Editor’s Comments: We Know What’s in the Water

You might think of this issue as the magazine’s sample case. Decades ago, sales reps ­traveled the country lugging heavy suitcases full of carpet swatches or wall coverings or even miniature models of farm machinery and equipment. Here, in a much easier-to-carry package, are some samples of—well, sampling equipment, which

Struggling to Serve a Thirsty Public

Struggling to Serve a Thirsty Public

As utilities across America struggle to afford the repair of aging water infrastructure and climate change impacts water scarcity, the nation’s poor are simultaneously challenged to pay rising water bills. And this ever-expanding economic gap promises to present grave problems within the next decade.

Water rates across the nation are increasing.

Famous Last Words: “I Can Make It”

Famous Last Words: “I Can Make It”

This one hit home for me because of the location, but it’s a scenario that unfortunately plays out all too often during the summer. Just days ago in Arizona, the local sheriff’s department plucked two stranded hikers from a flooded canyon by helicopter. I grew up in that area and

Ten Emerging Stormwater Management Best Practices

Ten Emerging Stormwater Management Best Practices

“I don’t think I’d have been in such a hurry to reach maturity if I’d known the whole thing was going to be ad-libbed.” –Bill Watterson

Past Stormwater Paradigms
Way back in 2001 (when some of you were in junior high, I was reminded), I wrote an article for ­Stormwater ­magazine called “Stormwater ­Paradigms.”

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