Tag: stormwater permit

EPA has authorized 46 states to issue NPDES permits.[23] In addition to implementing the NPDES requirements, many states and local governments have enacted their own stormwater management laws and ordinances, and some have published stormwater treatment design manuals.

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

Dirt: The Good and the Bad

Dirt: The Good and the Bad

Dirt, soil, seed support media: the material goes by lots of names. As kids, we play in it and track it onto our mothers’ clean floors. As erosion control specialists, we sometimes see it as a nuisance that must be contained or glued down. In revegetation projects, growth is the

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

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