Tag: surface water

Surface water is water on the surface of the planet such as in a stream, river, lake, wetland, or ocean. It can be contrasted with groundwater and atmospheric water.

Burning Issues

Burning Issues

We’ve talked a lot online and in the magazine about what to do following a wildfire: how to stop the bare soil from moving, how to revegetate quickly, and how to prevent or at least minimize the flooding and landslides that so often follow. Now California—a state that’s repeatedly experienced

Water Storage Systems

Water Storage Systems

There is only one readily available, accessible, and inexpensive substance that can be widely used to combat fires: water. However, in a changed climate where drought and forest fires are far more prevalent, and where commercial and residential development in vulnerable areas makes for ever more expensive property damage, available

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Spies With Feathers

Spies With Feathers

Among the many surface water concerns that stormwater managers need to be aware of, particularly in coastal areas, is the health of fisheries. Temperature, water quality, debris, erosion, ocean acidification—all of these affect them, and all can be connected back, in some way, to stormwater management.

One thing a bit outside

Water Reuse Technology

Water Reuse Technology

Recycling and reuse of water have been in practice since shortly after the earth was formed, using natural methods, cycles, and filters. In recent decades, technology has been incorporated to speed up the natural processes in order to meet the ever-increasing demand for clean water. Natural processes in water reclamation

Awards for Excellence Honors Achievements in Water Recycling

Awards for Excellence Honors Achievements in Water Recycling

The WateReuse Association recognized the best and the brightest in the water reuse sector during the Annual Awards for Excellence luncheon on Monday, September 10 during the 33rd Annual WateReuse Symposium in Austin, Texas. The awards program recognizes individuals, projects, and organizations that have made significant contributions in support of

Closing Up

Closing Up

Researchers at the University of California Riverside and elsewhere have just published a paper linking the effects of climate change to more frequent and intense flooding. It has to do with the effects of temperature, rainfall, and humidity on the macropores in the soil—that is, the spaces larger than 0.08

The Uninvited

The Uninvited

Stormwater ponds in Ontario have some unexpected, and unwanted, guests: goldfish. Thousands and thousands of them. And they’re stirring up trouble—or at least sediment.

The goldfish are a species of carp, native to Asia and considered invasive in North America. Unlike other species of Asian carp that threaten the Great

Banking on Soil

Banking on Soil

What’s a commodity in short supply in many large cities? There are many possible answers—parking spaces, reliable public transportation, affordable housing—but New York City is focusing on dirt.

As this New York Times article explains, the city has set up a Clean Soil Bank, “a soil exchange that pairs local

Phosphorous Removal

Phosphorous Removal

FOR MANY RESIDENTS in Southwestern Idaho, the Boise River is an iconic and essential element of the City of Boise, providing untold economic, aesthetic, wildlife, and recreational benefits. For a body of water of its size and importance to the community, water quality protection is essential to the sustainability and

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