Stormwater Management News

  1. Water Service Devastated In Puerto Rico

    Lack of universal access to water has been one of the most stunning and difficult consequences Puerto Rico has faced after Hurricane Maria devastated the island’s infrastructure.

  2. New Sluice System Ready For Operation Within A Week

    With the growing impacts of climate changes there is a rising demand for solutions to protect low-lying, inhabited areas. Wintec has developed AquaBlokk, a new sluice system that consists of building blocks ready to be lowered into the water when arriving onsite.

  3. NSF Awards $5.3M In 59 Grants To Study Effects Of Recent Hurricanes

    It was August 25, and Hurricane Harvey's intensifying winds were moving onshore in South Texas, bringing torrential rains. No one yet knew that Harvey would eventually swamp Houston in flood waters. Nor that a short time later, powerful Hurricane Irma would do the same in many parts of Florida.

  4. WEF Announces Third Year Of MS4 Award Winners At WEFTEC 2017

    Thirteen high-performing municipalities received recognition in the third annual National MS4 Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards on Oct. 2. These awards celebrate administrators of municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) that perform beyond regulatory requirements.

  5. WE&RF Awards Research Contract To Examine Urban Tree Systems On Stormwater Quality

    The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) awarded a contract to Kansas State University to begin research on Incorporating Forestry into Stormwater Management Programs: State of the Science and Business Model Evaluation for Nutrient Reduction and Volume Control (SIWM12C15).

  6. Teams From The University Of Guelph And University Of Colorado - Boulder Win 2017 WEF Student Design Competition

    The Water Environment Federation (WEF) proudly announces students from the University of Guelph and the University of Colorado – Boulder as winners of the 2017 Student Design Competition. The 16th annual competition took place during WEFTEC 2017, WEF's 90th annual technical exhibition and conference.

  7. CULTEC Receives CSA Certification For Stormwater Chamber In Canada

    CULTEC, a Brookfield, Conn. company that specializes in providing chambers for stormwater management, recently received third-party certification for its newest product to be used in construction projects in Canada.

  8. 517 Containers Of Unknown Chemicals Among Leak Concerns Following Harvey

    Latest on the list of water quality fallout from Hurricane Harvey: hundreds of containers of mysterious, potentially dangerous material found to have escaped and possibly to have contaminated the environment.

  9. The Water Council, WEDC To Host Water Conferences In China

    The Water Council and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) will host two conferences in China next month to highlight how Wisconsin’s water technology companies can help that country address its water challenges.

  10. Funding Available For Water-Related Pilot And Demonstration Sites

    The Water Council recently announced that it is accepting applications for the third round of the Pilot Program, which is designed to transfer research and prototypes from the lab, to application in a demonstration site located in Wisconsin.