Storm Water Solutions Current Issue

As 2014 draws to a close and a new year looms, all eyes will be on Congress as the lame ducks prepare to exit and new representatives begin their terms. There are a number of policy changes expected as the balance of...
There was a time when speaking of “storm water management” was a bit of lily gilding. Digging a trench to capture runoff from a development site, or lining swales to direct outflow to culverts, were hardly scientific...
The GI Pendulum Gains Momentum In the second decade of the 21st century, it is evident that the quest for a more sustainable approach to storm water management and urban water infrastructure is gaining momentum. In an...
Resiliency is becoming a new buzzword in city planning departments across the country as federal, state and local officials look to prepare for an unpredictable future. SWS Managing Editor Mary Beth Nevulis recently spoke...
U.S. Route 202 in southeastern Pennsylvania is a 59-mile-long highway that runs from New Jersey to Delaware. Some of the fastest-growing areas in the greater Philadelphia region are located along U.S. 202, making it a major...
Repurposing an existing industrial warehouse into a small office complex is no small feat. Landscape architect David Hocker of Hocker Design Group of Dallas, Texas, and London architectural firm Allford Hall Monaghan Morris...
As NPDES permits strive to improve storm water runoff, site inspections and monitoring put an increasing demand on businesses and municipalities to evaluate and report their program performance. One of the primary goals of...
In December 2009, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed effluent limitation guidelines to regulate the concentration of sediment suspended in surface water discharges from construction sites. The proposed...
New approaches to storm water management, both manufactured and natural/land-based, continue to emerge with regularity. Many of the manufactured storm water treatment practices that are still classified as “new” or “unproven...