Tag: stormwater management program

Agricultural runoff (except for concentrated animal feeding operations, or “CAFO”) is classified as nonpoint source pollution under the CWA. It is not included in the CWA definition of “point source” and therefore not subject to NPDES permit requirements. The 1987 CWA amendments established a non-regulatory program at EPA for nonpoint source pollution management consisting of research and demonstration projects. Related programs are conducted by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The First Line of Defense: Protecting Inlets and Storm Drains

The First Line of Defense: Protecting Inlets and Storm Drains

In stormwater management for both temporary and post-construction measures, inlet and storm drain protection is one of the first lines of defense. It’s also a measure that often works in combination with other best management practices (BMPs) as part of an overall erosion control or stormwater management program.

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.”

Inlet and Storm Drain Protection

Inlet and Storm Drain Protection

In stormwater management for both temporary and post-construction measures, inlet and storm drain protection is one of the first lines of defense. It’s also a measure that often works in combination with other best management practices (BMPs) as part of an overall erosion control or stormwater management program.

Request for Proposals: Forests and Stormwater Management

Request for Proposals: Forests and Stormwater Management

The U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, Inc. (Endowment) today announced availability of a new Request for Proposals (RFP) entitled Incorporating Forestry into Stormwater Management Programs: State of the Science and Business Model Evaluation for Nutrient Reduction and Volume Control. The RFP is being managed by the Water Environment &

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.”

Reader Profile: Matt Sullivan

Reader Profile: Matt Sullivan

Portland, OR, has long been considered one of the United States’ greenest and most sustainable cities, so when one is an “environmental specialist” in such a venue, it’s practically akin to being a rock star. Matt Sullivan, who holds the title of environmental specialist in Portland, credits the residents’ attitude

Cleaner Streets, Cleaner Water

Cleaner Streets, Cleaner Water

Ask the average citizen about “street sweeping,” and chances are she’ll say, “It cleans up the trash people toss out of their cars.” This is, of course, true, and what most people notice. Minutes after Los Angeles’ 2013 Golden Dragon Parade ended, pedestrians quickly returned to Chinatown’s sidewalks as

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