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“A Biology Major With a Thousand Dollars and a Kitchen”

“A Biology Major With a Thousand Dollars and a Kitchen”

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It’s been a while since we’ve talked about it here, but the Zika virus hasn’t gone away; the problem of how to address it—develop a vaccine? Try to stop its path of transmission?—is still very much with us.

One way to slow it down, at least, is to eradicate the  … Read More

Stormwater – Reader Favorites

Stormwater – Reader Favorites

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Listed below are the top Editor blogs, Reader Favorite articles, and Stormwater magazine articles for you to enjoy. This list is curated based on reader views, search traffic, email click-through, and most commented articles.

Bookmark this page so you will always have quick access to Forester Media’s top Stormwater content.  … Read More

The Flood Insurance Dilemma

The Flood Insurance Dilemma

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Here’s a quick quiz: which of the 50 states has the highest hidden flood risk? (Scroll down for the answer.)

You might guess Florida—I did—but that low-lying coastal state, in fact, comes in second. And although Florida does have the greatest overall flood risk, hidden risk is something different: it  … Read More

Stormwater Credit Trading Program Architecture

Stormwater Credit Trading Program Architecture

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Stormwater credit trading programs are gaining traction as a new tool in the effort to reduce the cost of stormwater-borne pollution control in impaired watersheds at a time when new tools are sorely needed. Since the amendments of the Clean Water Act in 1987 to extend coverage to nonpoint pollution  … Read More

Looking at Less

Looking at Less

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It’s a situation many people, programs, and agencies confront year after year if they rely on government funding: just how big will our budget be? Which aspects of the program can we keep going, and what will need to be cut?

Those questions are looming now for a high-profile environmental  … Read More

Tackling Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs) and Flooding Issues in St. Louis

Tackling Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs) and Flooding Issues in St. Louis

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St. Louis has been singing the blues for some time—not only musically, but also over stormwater. The city has had combined sewer overflows (CSOs) into the Mississippi River and backed up basement drains in the neighborhoods closest to the river along the city’s eastern edge, causing flooding and pollution  … Read More

Protecting a Town from Storm Surge

Protecting a Town from Storm Surge

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Nestled in the Sandy Hook Bay, the community of Port Monmouth, NJ, has experienced flooding, blizzards, and major storms that have swept through the area throughout the years.  … Read More

Sponge Cities

Sponge Cities

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You may have read recently about China’s “sponge cities.” They’re an approach to what we commonly call green infrastructure—an attempt to reduce flooding and infiltrate stormwater runoff in some of the areas most affected by rapid urbanization. China has spent $12 billion so far—with federal and local governments and private  … Read More

The State of the Beach

The State of the Beach

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Have you been to the beach lately? Chances are you didn’t take a checklist with you, but, it appears that many people do; they’ve been collecting data for more than a decade on the state of the nation’s coastline. The Surfrider Foundation recently released its 2017 “State of the Beach  … Read More

Challenges to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)

Challenges to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)

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Challenges to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) have been increasing in intensity for years. If the NFIP is not reauthorized by elected federal officials by the September 30 deadline—something still undetermined as we go to press with this article—existing flood insurance policies will remain intact, but new ones cannot  … Read More

Self-Sufficient and Off the Grid

Self-Sufficient and Off the Grid

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Earlier this week, Water Efficiency’s Laura Sanchez wrote about a method of generating potable water from the atmosphere by collecting the condensation from a car’s air conditioning coils or from household appliances. It’s a worthwhile goal, whether your main concern is conserving water or avoiding plastic water bottles. There’s a  … Read More

Murder, She Wrote

Murder, She Wrote

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In North Carolina, stormwater officials are going to extremes to help spread the message about what shouldn’t be dumped down the storm drain. Durham’s pollution prevention coordinator last week tweeted a photo of what looked like, at first glance, quite a lot of blood flowing into an inlet. The scene  … Read More



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