Sep 01, 2010

September 2010

The path to a successful storm water future is one paved with fresh thinking and targeted permitting. An expert panel at StormCon stressed this message, and audience members received it with knowing nods, case-in-point comments and applause. Continued…
Triple-bottom line accounting is a full-cost accounting approach considering the economic, environmental and social impacts of a decision, or more poetically, the three Ps: people, planet and profit. In the storm water infrastructure planning world, as…
Retaining walls are systems used for implementing erosion control on unrestrained slopes. This column is intended to provide an overview of some of the options available for situations that involve the change-of-grade structures. One option is to build…
Now that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published effluent limitations guidelines (ELGs) to control the discharge of pollutants from construction sites, it seems that contractors will be required to collect and analyze storm water…
With the completion of the Christopher W. Klaus Advanced Computing Building in 2006, the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) and those involved in the site’s development set a competitive environmental benchmark in storm water management.…
Sediment accumulation at the bottom of waterways can affect water quality, navigation, recreation or any other intended use of the water body. Sediment removal, therefore, is practiced to restore the water bodies’ original quality, nature and appearance…
In recent years, an underground, out-of-sight problem has surfaced to become one of the most costly public works projects ever faced by the municipalities in Allegheny County, a 730-sq-mile area of southwestern Pennsylvania. While the solutions will not…
Today, landowners and developers increasingly are incorporating alternate best management practices (BMPs) for storm water management into their designs. BMPs such as rain gardens, bioswales and infiltration systems provide them with an effective means…
Mike Alberson, CPSWQ, CPESC, CISEC—and a national trainer in these three programs—is an expert in storm water pollution prevention. As senior environmental manager for Barnhart Balfour Beatty, he has been training job supervisors and program managers for…
In light of ever-tightening erosion control regulations, Jason Fukumitsu, principal with Hunsaker & Associates, discussed with Storm Water Solutions Associate Editor Elizabeth Lisican the effects this heightened consciousness is having on his…
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