Tag: stormwater

Surface water in abnormal quantity resulting from heavy falls of rain or snow.

The StormCon 2018 Call for Papers Is Open

The StormCon 2018 Call for Papers Is Open

StormCon, the conference dedicated exclusively to stormwater, is now accepting abstracts for 2018. The conference will take place in Denver, CO, August 11–16, 2018. The deadline to submit an abstract is Wednesday, December 6, 2017.

We’re seeking presentations in six conference tracks, described below. Based on feedback from those of you

College Stormwater Programs

College Stormwater Programs

Not too long ago, there were only two colleges in the United States where one could learn about stormwater management, notes Brant Keller, public works director for Griffin, GA.

“An Awful Lot of Money May Go Someplace Else”

“An Awful Lot of Money May Go Someplace Else”

The end of September brought a grim reminder to Toledo residents and others living around Lake Erie: more than 700 square miles of the lake’s surface was covered with algae. For many, it brought renewed fears about the drinking water supply. In 2014, Toledo’s water supply was shut off for

Porous Pavers: Improving Water Quality

Porous Pavers: Improving Water Quality

Permeable pavement is taking center stage now as erosion control and stormwater green infrastructure projects aim to reduce runoff and improve water quality.

Stopping Nonpoint-Source Pollution
In Columbia, MO, the Public Works Department received a Clean Water Act 319 grant for stormwater improvements to reduce nonpoint-source pollution into the creeks and streams.

WEF Announces Third Year of MS4 Award Winners at WEFTEC 2017

WEF Announces Third Year of MS4 Award Winners at WEFTEC 2017

Thirteen high-performing municipalities received recognition in the third annual National MS4 Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards on Oct. 2. These awards celebrate administrators of municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) that perform beyond regulatory requirements.

Developed and introduced in 2015 by the Water Environment Federation (WEF) in cooperation with

Embracing Invasive Species

Embracing Invasive Species

We’ve talked a lot on this website and in Erosion Control magazine about invasive species, from kudzu to the salt cedar beetle. Sometimes non-native species are introduced into an ecosystem deliberately: as ornamental plants, or vegetation used to shore up eroding hillsides, or animals and insects used as biological controls

The Benefits of Engineered Soils

The Benefits of Engineered Soils

Engineered soil: it sounds like a new concept, but one historical record notes it is more than 1,000 years old. In the sixth century AD, a group of ascetic monks left the lush, green mainland of Ireland seeking a new, remote environment to practice their dedication and humility. Braving the

WEFTEC 2017 “Can’t Miss Events” for Wednesday, Oct. 4

WEFTEC 2017 “Can’t Miss Events” for Wednesday, Oct. 4

WEFTEC is the best place for water professionals to learn, connect, and explore new ways to create the future of water. More than 20,000 water professionals and 1,000 water companies will attend the Water Environment Federation (WEF)’s 90th annual technical exhibition and conference at McCormick Place in Chicago, September

Mosquito Heaven

Mosquito Heaven

It has to be a vector control specialist’s nightmare. Just as the waters are receding and people are beginning the long task of recovering from Hurricane Harvey, the mosquitoes set in. And it’s not only the current egg-laying bunch that are producing offspring; eggs laid previously can lie dormant—as long

Great Things Come in Small Packages

Great Things Come in Small Packages

The famous saying “smaller is better” is not necessarily true. A more accurate statement would be that “appropriate scale is better.” This brings us to the use of microturbines and their appropriate applications. Micro turbines are not actually tiny; they are still relatively large and powerful machines. But compared to

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