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Stormcon is an annual surface water quality conference that continues to be the leading forum for public works directors, stormwater professionals, private sector contractors, engineers, and government representatives. Inherently multi-disciplinary, the conference is designed for all who have a direct stake in stormwater management, non-point source pollution and urban water systems.

Looking at Less

Looking at Less

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

Sponge Cities

Sponge Cities

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

The State of the Beach

The State of the Beach

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

Eating Lunch vs. Being Lunch

Eating Lunch vs. Being Lunch

We have an adversarial relationship to fire these days. This year has been one of the worst for wildfires in the US; at various times this fall, more than 2 million acres have been burning at once. The US Fish and Wildlife Service estimated, back in September, that more than

Self-Sufficient and Off the Grid

Self-Sufficient and Off the Grid

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

“Keep the Stubble”

“Keep the Stubble”

Don Johnson might have led the trend, way back in the ’80s, toward the stubbled look, but the word is taking on a whole different meaning this month. The Department of Agriculture is encouraging farmers to keep the stubble—that is, the cut stalks left in the field after grain such

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The Fire in Your Future

The Fire in Your Future

While Florida, Texas, Georgia, and other southeastern states are dealing with an overabundance of water and wind, much of the West is burning. By one estimate, 76 wildfires are now raging on more than a million and a half acres in the US; and 139 more are burning in British

Seven Views of the Fate of the Clean Water Act

Seven Views of the Fate of the Clean Water Act

No matter what happens at the national level with funding or changing regulations, protections for clean water aren’t going away. That was the message (I’m tremendously oversimplifying, but I’ll try to elaborate below) from some of the country’s top experts on water quality as they looked at the current regulatory

StormCon

The StormCon conference and exposition brings together professionals from around the world to report, analyze, and understand the movement and condition of surface water.

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