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Aug 9 2017
In 2013, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) debunked the myth of the Pacific Garbage Patch, an alleged floating pile of…
Jul 10 2017
We’ve all heard the saying, “Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” This cliché has merit. If we don’t learn from our past…
Jun 6 2017
Much of storm water and erosion control work involves modifying and working in conjunction with the natural environment to achieve a goal. However,…
May 15 2017
Each year, Storm Water Solutions presents the Sourcebook, a comprehensive guide to the latest storm water and erosion control products and services…
Mar 31 2017
Urban planners use water infrastructure design to reap a host of benefits, including flood control, water quality improvements and ecological habitat…
Mar 31 2017
During his 2016 presidential campaign, then-candidate Donald J. Trump made sweeping promises to cut regulations, vowing to eliminate two existing…
Feb 6 2017
We may be in a new year, but my mind is still reeling over the big events of 2016. The U.S. elected a new president, the Chicago Cubs won the World…
Dec 7 2016
This year has been a whirlwind for the water industry. From the Flint, Mich., lead contamination crisis to record flooding on the East Coast to the…
Sep 29 2016
Green infrastructure made headlines on Sept. 15 when the San Francisco Planning Commission unanimously approved a measure requiring green roofs on…
Sep 6 2016
It seems like every day when I turn on the television, listen to the radio or scroll through my Twitter feed, all I see is bad news. Social…
Jul 29 2016
Let’s face it. We’re not getting any younger, and neither is our industry’s workforce.  When we talk about asset management, usually we are referring…
Jun 30 2016
Despite reports of Millennials moving out of cities and into the suburbs, urbanization is still on the rise in the U.S. The United Nations recently…
Jun 28 2016
Oldcastle Precast Enclosure announced that its Napoleon, Ohio, operation has reached a major safety milestone—1 million man hours without lost days…
Jun 15 2016
Arcadis recently released its inaugural Sustainable Cities Water Index, which revealed U.S. cities are among the most susceptible in the developed…
Jun 3 2016
EPA Region 7 reached an administrative settlement with Acme Foundry Inc. of Coffeyville, Kan., to resolve industrial storm water violations under the…
Jun 2 2016
Road construction with paving or grade changes requires permits and regulation compliance. SWS Associate Editor Bob Crossen spoke with Gresham, Smith…
Jun 2 2016
Storm water professionals are revving their engines as they await the start of the 15th annual North American Surface Water Quality Conference &…
Jun 2 2016
My breath puffed out in little white clouds as my feet kept rhythm against the pavement. At the top of the hill, I could see the driveway of Tatiana…
Jun 2 2016
Utility-scale solar energy development has increased considerably since 2010. This increase in development has provided opportunities to determine…
Jun 2 2016
Throughout our lives, we are taught that expanding our skills, maximizing our options and diversifying are good things. I suspect most would be hard-…
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