Dec 02, 2014

November/December 2014

As 2014 draws to a close and a new year looms, all eyes will be on Congress as the lame ducks prepare to exit and new representatives begin their terms. There are a number of policy changes expected as the balance of partisan power shifts, and one point…
There was a time when speaking of “storm water management” was a bit of lily gilding. Digging a trench to capture runoff from a development site, or lining swales to direct outflow to culverts, were hardly scientific endeavors. Today, however, the…
The GI Pendulum Gains Momentum In the second decade of the 21st century, it is evident that the quest for a more sustainable approach to storm water management and urban water infrastructure is gaining momentum. In an era when the world faces a number of…
Resiliency is becoming a new buzzword in city planning departments across the country as federal, state and local officials look to prepare for an unpredictable future. SWS Managing Editor Mary Beth Nevulis recently spoke with Albert Cho, vice president…
U.S. Route 202 in southeastern Pennsylvania is a 59-mile-long highway that runs from New Jersey to Delaware. Some of the fastest-growing areas in the greater Philadelphia region are located along U.S. 202, making it a major commuter route in the tri-…
Repurposing an existing industrial warehouse into a small office complex is no small feat. Landscape architect David Hocker of Hocker Design Group of Dallas, Texas, and London architectural firm Allford Hall Monaghan Morris took on the task for the CMR…
As NPDES permits strive to improve storm water runoff, site inspections and monitoring put an increasing demand on businesses and municipalities to evaluate and report their program performance. One of the primary goals of the permits is to gather…
In December 2009, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed effluent limitation guidelines to regulate the concentration of sediment suspended in surface water discharges from construction sites. The proposed numerical standard for effluent…
New approaches to storm water management, both manufactured and natural/land-based, continue to emerge with regularity. Many of the manufactured storm water treatment practices that are still classified as “new” or “unproven” technologies, however, have…
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