Tag: stormwater permits

The U.S. Clean Water Act (CWA) requires that local governments in urbanized areas (as defined by the Census Bureau) obtain stormwater discharge permits for their drainage systems. Essentially this means that the locality must operate a stormwater management program for all surface runoff that enters the municipal separate storm sewer system (“MS4”). EPA and state regulations and related publications outline six basic components.

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

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,

Protecting the Waterways With Crowdsourcing

Protecting the Waterways With Crowdsourcing

In December 2009, under a program for the US Department of Defense (DOD), 10 balloons were launched in plain sight across the continental United States. After disappearing into the clouds, the whereabouts of those 10 balloons was known only to the DOD.

Surf and Turf

Surf and Turf

The promulgation of trash total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) and associated requirements in municipal stormwater permits have instituted the need to characterize anthropogenic trash on land and water to support trash-related management decisions. Trash is widely recognized as a serious water-quality concern. Trash in the Los Angeles River has been

Surf and Turf

The promulgation of trash total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) and associated requirements in municipal stormwater permits have instituted the need to characterize anthropogenic trash on land and water to support trash-related management decisions. Trash is widely recognized as a serious water-quality concern. Trash in the Los Angeles River has been

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

Three Weeks Left to Submit StormCon Abstracts

Three 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. I’m putting out a reminder now, because in the US Thanksgiving falls less than two weeks before the deadline, and

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