Jan 14, 2021

Editorial Letter: Looking Ahead in Storm Water & Beyond

This editorial letter originally appeared in SWS January 2021 issue as "Looking Ahead."

Katie Johns
Katie Johns, Managing Editor of SWS

Happy New Year! 

I think we are all ready for a fresh year, and I hope 2021 gives us just that. While the coronavirus pandemic is still with us, we are learning to adapt and are carrying lessons learned in 2020 with us into 2021.

To accommodate the fact that in-person networking and education are still mostly halted, we are proud to introduce a new year-long webinar series and quarterly webinar fests. It is the SWS team’s hope that these monthly webinars and quarterly events will aid you in keeping up with the industry’s latest trends and projects while also earning PDH credits from the comfort of your home or office. This series kicks off at the end of this month with two webinars on storm water management. For more information, including registration, visit estormwater.com. I hope you’ll join us! 

And to bring some more positivity to 2021, we will be spotlighting our first Young Pros class and Industry Icon. We asked you all at the end of 2020 to nominate your colleagues who were either up-and-coming leaders or long-time industry trailblazers for these awards. In addition to covering these professionals in our March/April print issue, you can learn more about them in our SWS Video series by visiting www.estormwater.com/videos/category/sws-video-series.

Before that, though, this issue is kicking off our editorial calendar for 2021. We have combined our Buyer’s Guide and Sourcebook into one convenient print edition that will later be archived on our website, like all of our print issues. The product and supplier directories are categorized for your convenience, and I hope they will aid you in finding solutions to your storm water and erosion control challenges. As always, thanks for reading.

About the author

Katie Johns is the managing editor of Storm Water Solutions. She can be reached at [email protected].