Stormwater Management Articles

  1. The Fall Of Water Quality: Blame It On The Leaves

    As sweater weather approaches, it’s a good time to revisit a USGS report from last year highlighting the importance of leaf removal for keeping phosphorus and nitrogen out of urban stormwater.

  2. Generational Thinking In Water Management

    Kansas City’s Smart Sewer program represents the nation’s first federal consent decree to include green infrastructure solutions in the reduction of wastewater overflows, as well as the city’s largest infrastructure investment to date. Projects that include the words “first” and “largest” do not come along without the strong leadership of a “Water Champion” such as Special Assistant City Manager Andy Shively, PE, who shares his experience and expertise in this Q&A.

  3. U.S. vs. The World In Water Sustainability

    Yes, America cleaned up at the Olympics this summer, but how does the U.S. fare on the world stage when it comes to water resiliency, efficiency, and quality?

  4. Superpower Of Water Research Takes Flight

    While two longstanding water research groups are discontinued, from them a bigger and better organization emerges. Get to know the changing face of water research through this Q&A with Melissa Meeker, CEO of the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation.

  5. Award-Winning Videos On Stormwater Best Practices

    Unlike Hollywood, big-budget projects are hard to come by in public works. So when it comes to stormwater, the community relies on the combined efforts from an ‘ensemble’ cast of characters to help prevent pollution — as seen on StormTV.

  6. Climate Change Ramifications For The Water Industry

    Climate change isn’t going away — not in the literal sense, not in public discourse, and probably not as a point of contention. While the big-picture initiative arising from COP21 was to halt global warming at 1.5°C, there are many smaller, more personal (but no less important) initiatives being taken on by water and wastewater professionals.

  7. Utilities In Search Of Direction, Look No Further

    The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is harnessing both natural resources and human drive to lead an energy surge in the water sector. WEF President Ed McCormick discusses where the industry is headed and how utilities can stay ahead of the curve.

  8. 'Super' Advice From Philadelphia’s Water Commissioner

    This Q&A is longer than my usual for Water Online, but the exception is warranted. It's not often that you have the opportunity to talk to a 'superhero' of sustainability.

  9. Sun-Activated LilyPads Remove Contaminants Without Chemicals

    Puralytics LilyPads are hardly noticeable in the ponds, lakes, and catchment areas where they are deployed. Made of mesh and plastic, the flat, 1-meter diameter disks could even be confused for their plant namesake if not for their white color.

  10. Into The Storm: Forecasting The Future Of Water

    “Enabling innovation ... requires a lot of the ‘right’ pieces to be in place," says Eileen O'Neill, executive director of the Water Environment Federation (WEF). A discussion with O'Neill reveals the needs of the industry and the keys to success.