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MWRD funds permeable pavement alleys for storm water runoff management
MWRD funds permeable pavement alleys for storm water runoff management
Jul 5 2018
Harwood Heights, Ill., has approved the construction of two permeable pavement alleyways designed to prevent storm water runoff and flooding.…
Michigan elementary students plant rain garden
Michigan elementary students plant rain garden
Jul 4 2018
Students from Parkside Elementary in Rockford, Mich., planted a rain garden to capture storm water runoff and protect Rum Creek. Approximately 150…
Floods in Romania have led to five deaths
Floods in Romania have led to five deaths
Jul 3 2018
Heavy rains have triggered flash flooding in eastern and central Romania. More than 750 people have been rescued from the flood waters and at least…
Webinar to address green infrastructure in Champaign, Ill.
Webinar to address green infrastructure in Champaign, Ill.
Jul 3 2018
Registration has opened for the webinar "Improving Campustown: Using Green Infrastructure to Mitigate Flooding." Rick Hitchcock, senior principal,…
Las Vegas plans to expand storm drain system
Las Vegas plans to expand storm drain system
Jul 2 2018
The Las Vegas Flood Control District announced plans to build an $11.16 million storm drain in North Las Vegas. The drains will be a part of a larger…
Philadelphia opens two new storm water runoff retention basins
Philadelphia opens two new storm water runoff retention basins
Jun 29 2018
Philadelphia completed two new storm water basins in Northeast Philadelphia that will capture an estimated 60 million gal a year of storm water…
Foxconn faces controversy over water use
Foxconn faces controversy over water use
Jun 29 2018
On June 28, Foxconn Technology Group, a consumer electronic provider, broke ground on a manufacturing facility in Mount Pleasant, Wisc., expected to…
Chesapeake Bay TMDL enters third and final stage of restoration
Chesapeake Bay TMDL enters third and final stage of restoration
Jun 28 2018
The U.S. EPA sent letters to Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington D.C., outlining expectations for…
Jun 27 2018
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) announced that Braden Milford won the 2018 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) for his system that cleans…
Water podcast explores AWWA ACE18
Water podcast explores AWWA ACE18
Jun 26 2018
In this special episode of Talking Under Water: One Water, One Podcast, Water & Wastes Digest Managing Editor Bob Crossen, Water Quality Products…
New device harvests water using solar power
New device harvests water using solar power
Jun 26 2018
Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a solar-powered water…
Santa Barbara, Calif., adopts new flood map
Santa Barbara, Calif., adopts new flood map
Jun 25 2018
On June 19, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors voted to adopt updated maps from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that show…
Storm water management funding approved in Delaware
Storm water management funding approved in Delaware
Jun 25 2018
Residents of Newark, Del., approved the city’s plan to borrow up to $27.6 million to fund the Rodney Stormwater Project. The project includes up to $…
Talking Under Water discusses plastic water pollution and water scarcity
Talking Under Water discusses plastic water pollution and water scarcity
Jun 22 2018
In the second episode of Talking Under Water: One Water, One Podcast, hosts Storm Water Solutions Managing Editor Lauren Baltas, Water Quality…
Chicago suburb to build green infrastructure for storm water runoff
Chicago suburb to build green infrastructure for storm water runoff
Jun 21 2018
Arlington Heights, Ill., a Chicago suburb, received a $358,000 grant to fund a rain garden and permeable pavement at the downtown police station…
Texas faces flood control obstacles as storms rise
Texas faces flood control obstacles as storms rise
Jun 21 2018
Heavy rains have triggered flash flood warnings in sections of coastal southeast Texas, including Aransas, Goliad, Refugio, Hidalgo and Bee counties…
Mississippi state receives flood control funding from USACE
Mississippi state receives flood control funding from USACE
Jun 20 2018
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) released a plan that includes nearly $56 million for Mississippi water projects, including wastewater…
Trump Tower faces backlash over cooling water intake regulations
Trump Tower faces backlash over cooling water intake regulations
Jun 19 2018
The Illinois Chapter of the Sierra Club and Friends of the Chicago River have provided notice of intent to sue the Chicago Trump International Hotel…
Landslides may disrupt Tour de France cycling path
Landslides may disrupt Tour de France cycling path
Jun 19 2018
Heavy rain and flash floods triggered a landslide in the western Pyrénées, France, resulting in serious damage to a road down the Col d’Aubisque. The…
Elmhurst, Ill., approves storm water detention project
Elmhurst, Ill., approves storm water detention project
Jun 18 2018
The city of Elmhurst, Ill., has approved contracts and funding for the Southwest Elmhurst Stormwater Mitigation Project. The two-part project will…
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