Aug 06, 2019

August 2019

Last year, we talked about Cape Town, South Africa, and the words “Day Zero” were top of mind. This year, a similar story is being told of Chennai, India.  The Indian city is quickly running out of water. Due to the combination of a hot summer and a…
Beyond the ways plants sustain humans directly, they also offer many other benefits, including creating a beautiful and stable environment. Environmental stability can refer to many things, but in the context of mitigating the effects of storm water and…
The I-70/71 Columbus Crossroads project is a multi-phase roadway improvement conducted by the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT). Many factors contributed to the need for this multi-phase project. More than 900 freeway crashes were reported per…
A part of Caltrans Highway 1, or the Pacific Coast Highway, located in Big Sur, Monterey County, Calif., has been closed for an extended period of time with crews working every day of the week from dawn to dusk to reconstruct the slope and repair road…
Lynchburg, Va., uses a combined sewer system that carries both sanitary sewer flow and storm water to the Lynchburg Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant for processing during rain events. However, during a heavy rainstorm, increased flow can overload…
The Ohio River stretches from Pittsburgh to its confluence with the Mississippi River at Cairo, Ill., a distance of 891 miles. It drains more than 12 million acres of land in parts of 15 states and forms a border for six states. Hydrologically, it is the…
Swarms of mosquitoes near a retention pond adjacent to a big-box retail center were the first indication that the area was suffering from significant environmental damage. What started as a possible extermination project resulted in a major environmental…
A suburb of Indianapolis, the city of Carmel, Ind., is home to the Meridian Corporate Corridor (U.S. 31), which has Indiana’s second-highest concentration of office workers after downtown Indianapolis. The walkable, bike-friendly and sustainable city has…
In the nearly 20 years that I have spent immersed in storm water management, I have pondered many head-scratchers; the proliferation of flawed policies, poor assumptions, questionable data and lack of enforcement have all been commonplace. However, I…
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