Jul 30, 2018

August 2018

There are certain headlines that stop the storm water industry in its tracks. They remind us of the immediacy and relevance of storm water management and the power of weather events. The Thai cave rescue mission is one of these stories. A soccer team of…
“I’m like, what is engineering?” As a college student, Carrie Bristoll-Groll, now principal civil engineer and CEO of Stormwater Solutions Eng. LLC (SSE), did not see engineering in her future. Unbeknown to her, civil engineering would quickly become her…
After hurricanes Harvey and Irma wrought havoc last year, experts in storm water management helped disaster response teams assess infrastructure damage, chart floodwater recession, predict additional flood risk and more. They did so using a fast and…
In 2016, heavy rains ripped out erosion control blankets and left a creek bed severely eroded at a development site in Texas. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), local Municipal Utility District and…
Sometimes the forces of nature—earthquakes, hurricanes and even heavy rains—produce slope failures that cannot be predicted, much less prevented. Many slopes produce warning signs that the earth is about to move. A slope stability analysis requires a…
Fecal pollution remains a problem worldwide. Government authorities, environmental groups and various stakeholders are dedicated to reducing and eliminating fecal pollution from water systems. However, achieving these goals is a struggle because…
Eight years ago, a portion of Florida State Route (SR) 16 was beginning to subside as a result of heavy tropical storm flows. A large void had opened up on one side of the culvert running underneath the roadway, and the culvert was visibly rusting and…
Adopted in June 2011, Philadelphia’s Green City, Clean Waters initiative seeks to establish a long-term plan for the control of combined sewer overflows (CSO) through investments in green storm water infrastructure, combined with traditional sewer…
Road construction is entrusted with four areas of responsibility to prevent road structure degradation: public safety, erosion control, water quality and water management. The persistent obstacle for safety was the presumed necessary evil of the roadside…
I suspect most of us keep lists of the things we would like to see change or be done differently in many aspects of our lives. Our professional lives certainly are no different, whether it be changes within our respective organizations, changes to the…
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