Storm Water Solutions Current Issue

Water has long been underpriced as a resource in the U.S., which leads to overuse and underappreciation. Adding to this, gaps in infrastructure funding are dire; although estimates for maintaining and updating water...
As sustainability becomes more of a buzzword in everyday life, municipalities and utilities are turning to a green or grey-green approach to managing storm water. Milwaukee is one city that is ramping up its green...
The goal of the TMDL program is arguably simple—to develop watershed-level conservation plans designed to restore impaired waters and attain applicable water quality standards —but its development and implementation have not...
Attendees of the “Chuck and Mike’s Excellent Adventure” class at the International Erosion Control Assn.’s 2013 Environmental Connection Conference in San Diego were introduced to the Hawaiian saying, “Ahupua’a.” This term...
On July 8, 2013, the Toronto area experienced its most intense storm in recent years. Parts of the city were pounded by 4.7 in. of rain, most of it falling within a two-hour span. Basements flooded and infrastructure was...
As one of the country’s most important and iconic water systems, the Florida Everglades have become a symbol for the state of Florida and a major focus for ongoing environmental management. For decades, the South Florida...
As a part of its Climate Action Plan and as a result of the historic 2007 drought in North Carolina’s Piedmont area, Duke University is constructing a $14 million water harvesting and reuse pond on its historic campus in...
Grottoes, Va., is a town of 2,600 people, and is notable for its proximity to Grand Caverns, America’s oldest show cave. As underground features go, Grand Caverns is a good one, but Grottoes also has the usual complement of...
Extreme weather events are increasing in frequency and intensity. More than 10 trillion gal per year of polluted storm water runoff now flood neighborhoods and enter the nation’s waterways. Many communities are responding by...
Making cities smarter and more resilient to the effects of climate change and extreme weather efforts with new technologies is a growing trend across the nation, for good reason. SWS Assistant Editor Mary Ellen Shoup spoke...
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