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Indianapolis theater uses green solutions to mitigate flooding
Indianapolis theater uses green solutions to mitigate flooding
Jun 29 2018
When an Indianapolis theater was planning an expansion, the owners knew the site’s storm water runoff management plan needed improvement. Tucked…
Jun 29 2018
Outside of urban residential neighborhoods, waterfront homes were once remote and rustic, focusing on small living quarters, native vegetated…
The team installed approximately 2,000 ft per day.
The team installed approximately 2,000 ft per day.
Jun 29 2018
Building new residential communities on undeveloped land creates major risks to downstream environments. In Kentucky and Indiana, precipitation rates…
Managing editor reflects on Hurricane Maria and the upcoming hurricane season
Managing editor reflects on Hurricane Maria and the upcoming hurricane season
Jun 29 2018
With a grand entrance, the 2018 hurricane season arrived. Actually, it arrived a little early. Hurricane season technically begins June 1, but at the…
Understanding the MEP compliance standard in MS4 permitting
Understanding the MEP compliance standard in MS4 permitting
May 25 2018
Over the past decade, municipalities that own or operate a municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) have faced a trend of expanding MS4 permits…
LID design as an erosion control solutions
Vegetation was established through the pliable dome-shaped HPTRM in less than one growing season.
May 25 2018
Today’s engineers are not just taught construction theory, shear strength and soil type. Environmental influences have become a focus of education…
Soil health & biotic soil technologies repair an abandoned mine site
The biotic solution was applied in March 2016.
May 25 2018
For 13 years, an abandoned mine in the Southeast U.S. sat partially barren. A large mining company had worked to revegetate and obtain reclamation…
Erosion control managed a storm water drainage problem
The restored stable stream included an armored channel, pool and riffle grade control, and gentle side slopes.
May 25 2018
Texas A&M University is experiencing a growth spurt. The university, founded in 1871 in what is now the city of College Station, Texas, has…
Considering best management practices for storm water management
Considering best management practices for storm water management
May 25 2018
When it comes to storm water best management practices (BMPs), crafting and implementing sound policies to ensure they are properly evaluated,…
Discussion on storm water and WOTUS
Discussion on storm water and WOTUS
May 25 2018
Confusion and uncertainty over what water bodies were subject to federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act (CWA) has existed for more than a…
Cape Town turns to water reuse as Day Zero creeps closer
Cape Town turns to water reuse as Day Zero creeps closer
May 25 2018
“We should have preempted this better.” Will van der Merwe, managing director for Water Eco Technologies & Treatment (WETT), expressed the…
SWS Managing Editor writes on women in engineering
SWS Managing Editor writes on women in engineering
May 25 2018
I have been on construction sites all my life. I wore my first pair of Timberland work boots and overalls at age four, and have regularly donned hard…
SWS Managing Editor presents the 2018-2019 storm water source book
SWS Managing Editor presents the 2018-2019 storm water source book
May 24 2018
A new year brings a new Source Book. Welcome to the Storm Water Solutions 2018 - 2019 Source Book, your complete source for the storm water and…
Apr 10 2018
Welcome to the digital world! I am excited to join the SWS Virtual Expo this year as the new managing editor of Storm Water Solutions. This year’s…
Mar 26 2018
The 2018 Ohio Stormwater Conference will be held May 9 to 11, 2018, at the Kalahari Resort and Conference Center in Sandusky, Ohio. Hosted by the…
Mar 26 2018
The International Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP) Database project website includes more than 600 BMP performance studies. This is a…
Mar 26 2018
Rainwater harvesting has been revolutionized by new technology and increasing concerns about global water security. In a rainwater harvesting system…
Mar 26 2018
Expecting a consent decree, the city of Lexington, Ky., implemented a water quality management fee in 2010. With it, the Stormwater Quality Projects…
Mar 26 2018
The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSD) is implementing a solution known as the Lower Mill Creek Partial Remedy (LMCPR), designed…
Mar 26 2018
Last year, the water works board of the city of Auburn, Ala., funded a project to build a new spillway and weir at Lake Ogletree, the city’s primary…
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