Oct 11, 2021

October 2021

*Editor’s note: Answers have been edited for clarity and length. For the full interview, visit estormwater.com. Beth McLaughlin thought she wanted to go into civil engineering. But once she hit calculus, she pivoted to biological and agricultural…
Have you ever imagined a day without water? It’s a question that gets asked a lot in this industry and in October, due to Imagine a Day Without Water being October 21. While it might seem repetitive to ask ourselves this every year, it isn’t. It’s a…
*Editor’s note: Answers have been edited for clarity and length. For the full interview, visit estormwater.com. Kelly Shipley is a team leader and senior associate for LAN’s District Engineering Group, which focuses on utility, transportation and civil…
The last two decades have shown us that the West Coast is constantly bouncing between wet and dry periods. Our dry years are getting drier, our wet years are getting wetter and multi-year droughts are often only separated by a few above average wet years…
In 1992, local Columbus, Ohio, leaders spearheaded an effort to mark the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ arrival in North America with the AmeriFlora International Horticulture Exhibition. The AmeriFlora team targeted an 88-acre greenspace in…
Dilapidated. An eyesore.  Those are just a couple adjectives that come to mind when Paul Berland talks about the former Northeast Iowa Resource Conservation and Development parking lot.  The lot is in a prominent location – a high traffic corner in…
For its first 268 years, the only thing under Hillsboro’s “main street,” Virginia Route 9, beside soil and rock was a small iron pipe dating to the 19th century that faithfully carried water to residents from the Short Hill Mountain’s Hill Tom Spring a…
Decades of work have gone into improving wildlife habitat in the Chesapeake Bay. Integral to the goal is a problem coastlines around the world have run into: How to preserve wetlands. Specifically, the Chesapeake Bay Program, an organization that’s been…
As development occurs in watersheds, stream corridors rapidly (and often negatively) respond to changing inputs of water and sediment. Failure to manage changes in runoff rates and volumes can lead to incised channels and degraded banks, which contribute…
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