Tag: watershed management

Watershed management is the study of the relevant characteristics of a watershed aimed at the sustainable distribution of its resources and the process of creating and implementing plans, programs, and projects to sustain and enhance watershed functions that affect the plant, animal, and human communities within a watershed boundary.

Reader Profile: Aubrey L. Strause

Reader Profile: Aubrey L. Strause

Shortly after joining the Cumberland County Soil and Water Conservation District (CCSWCD) in Maine in May 2016 as the stormwater program manager and district engineer, Aubrey L. Strause, P.E., would come to help administer one of her largest and most visible projects and the first of its kind in the

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.”

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.”

Modeling and Mapping

Modeling and Mapping

In past years, government offices had cubicles stuffed with rolled up paper maps. Another section of the office might contain stacks of work orders. Hours of time could be lost if a map or a work order was misfiled. Just finding a properly filed map or a work order in

Modeling and Mapping

Modeling and Mapping

In past years, government offices had cubicles stuffed with rolled up paper maps. Another section of the office might contain stacks of work orders. Hours of time could be lost if a map or a work order was misfiled. Just finding a properly filed map or a work order in

Water Agencies Tackle Pipe Replacement and Financial Decisions

Water Agencies Tackle Pipe Replacement and Financial Decisions

Declaring that the replacement era was upon us, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) published, “Buried No Longer: Confronting America’s Water Infrastructure Challenge,” in 2012. The report says restoring existing water systems as they reach the end of their useful lives and expanding them to serve a growing population will cost at

Water-Quality Trading

Water-Quality Trading

Under its “watersheds” subheading, EPA’s website explains water-quality trading (WQT) this way: “Water-quality trading is an innovative approach to achieve water-quality goals more efficiently. Trading is based on the fact that sources in a watershed can face very different costs to control the same pollutant.

Stormwater Takes Its Role in Aquifer Recharge

Stormwater Takes Its Role in Aquifer Recharge

It’s not always clear where water can be found or how much of it is available, and in the face of dramatic climate change, it’s even more uncertain how much quality water will be available in the future. Due to changes in climate, development pressure, and rising consumption, rivers and

Reader Profile: Michael Mecke

Reader Profile: Michael Mecke

Mike Mecke, a native of San Antonio, TX, has devoted his professional life to improving agricultural management, land stewardship, and water resources conservation. He retired to the Texas hill country outside of Kerrville in 2008 but maintains an active professional life teaching and serving on the boards of directors of nonprofit

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