Tag: stormwater issues

Stormwater is a major cause of urban flooding. Urban flooding is the inundation of land or property in a built-up environment caused by stormwater overwhelming the capacity of drainage systems, such as storm sewers. Although triggered by single events such as flash flooding or snow melt, urban flooding is a condition, characterized by its repetitive, costly and systemic impacts on communities. In areas susceptible to urban flooding, backwater valves and other infrastructure may be installed to mitigate losses.

Pittsburgh’s Commitment to Sustainability Driving Development of Innovative Solutions to Stormwater, Energy Use, and Shale Development Challenges

Pittsburgh’s Commitment to Sustainability Driving Development of Innovative Solutions to Stormwater, Energy Use, and Shale Development Challenges

Pittsburgh’s commitment to a sustainable future is driving the development of innovative solutions and new, green technologies that address the challenges of reducing energy usage, addressing stormwater issues caused by aging and inadequate infrastructure, and reducing the environmental impacts of shale gas development.

These efforts and more are captured in detail

Reader Profile: Michele Meyer

Reader Profile: Michele Meyer

Michele Meyer’s career path has been a winding road leading to her present position as Storm Water Specialist and municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) Coordinator for the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT). From serving in the Peace Corps in the mountains of northern Nicaragua, to managing an organic farm,

IECA News

IECA News

IECA hosted a successful conference and expo for Environmental Connection 2016 attendees. IECA hosted over 1,500 attendees and a sold-out exhibit hall of 145 exhibitions in San Antonio, Texas, February 16–19, 2016.

The Great Capture: Trapping Pollutants

The Great Capture: Trapping Pollutants

Kissimmee Lakefront Park in Kissimmee, FL, desperately needed revitalization. New facilities and buildings were planned and built, and paved surfaces were restored. Another big part of the project was installation of stormwater treatment best management practices (BMPs).

Green Roofs and Living Walls

Green Roofs and Living Walls

Green walls are designed for either interior or exterior areas. They are installed in building interiors mainly to improve the air quality and aesthetics. Microsoft and Twitter are two examples of corporations that have interior green walls at their headquarters.

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