Feb 01, 2009

February 2009

The parade of hurricanes that pounded the Gulf Coast in 2008 has reawakened a discussion which fell dormant too quickly after Hurricane Katrina. When violent storms pummel neighborhoods and vacation spots, leaving behind virtually unrecognizable coastal…
One can hardly avoid the greening-of-America campaign that is sweeping the country. It seems that every other product advertisement—from laptops to cars to cleaning supplies—is claiming to be the “greenest.” Even the storm water industry, which certainly…
In the day and age of multi-dimension lawsuits, what one does is not always as important as what one writes down. Construction has not changed dramatically over the last 100 years, but the business climate that surrounds construction has. In addition,…
The International Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs) Database was established in 1996 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Urban Water Resources Research Council (UWRRC) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).…
Ocean level monitoring has become increasingly important in scientific areas of study due to factors such as global warming as well as seasonal changes that result in extensive flooding and damage. Ocean level data is imperative to physical…
With growing concern over the depletion of our nation’s most precious resource, drinking water, and the ever-increasing regulatory control of storm water management, the challenge for designers is to meet shifting environmental needs while also meeting…
Wisconsin’s scenic Lake Delton is home to water parks, resorts and other recreational facilities that have made it a popular vacation destination for people from across the U.S. In fact, Lake Delton, which covers 267 acres and holds more than 600 million…
Gwinnett County, Ga., has been one of the fastest-growing counties in the nation for many years. Located just northeast of Atlanta, it is home to more than 700,000 people. As the growth of subdivisions has taken off, so has the number of repair requests…
The Good Shepherd Cemetery in Huntington Beach, Calif., just outside of Los Angeles, is undergoing a major expansion. The operators of the century-old Catholic burial ground have scoped out a long-term plan to add hundreds of new grave sites, new…
The erosion and sediment control industry will come together Feb. 9 to 12 for Environmental Connection 2009 (EC09), the annual conference of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA). “The Biggest Little City in the World” will host this year’…
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