STORMWATER MANAGEMENT RESOURCES
Green Infrastructure: Gateway Into Sustainability For Cities
Cities across the nation face severe challenges that pose a risk to the health of communities and their rivers. Unlike natural environments, the vast quantity of asphalt surfaces found in urban areas prevents rainfall from infiltrating into the ground. Creating green spaces within a city landscape allows rain easy access into the ground, decreasing the amount of stormwater runoff that enters our water sources.
EPA Partners With Cincy’s Cooper Creek Collaborative To Improve Water Quality
As cities grow, meadows and forests become buildings and pavement — a change that can impact our streams, rivers, lakes, and groundwater, also known as urban hydrologic alteration. Most buildings and pavement are impervious surfaces, which means they cannot absorb rainwater. As water journeys across these surfaces to collection points, it can collect various contaminants, such as fertilizer, bacteria, motor oil, lawn chemicals, and pet waste.
A Comprehensive Approach: Flood Protection And Improved Water Quality For Denver Communities
When confronted with resiliency issues, Denver took a multifaceted approach that showcases the city’s vision along with its technical know-how.
The Future Of Collection Systems
As real-time monitoring continues to infiltrate the water industry, it’s time to apply such instrumentation to detect the other type of infiltration — along with inflow, snow and ice melt, etc.
Considering Bonds To Fund Green And Hybrid Infrastructure
At the Stockholm World Water Week 2019, the need for new water infrastructure was a theme running through the conference agenda. As extreme weather events occur now with alarming regularity, the question is material for every water user, not the least of which are utilities and local governments.
More Frequent And Intense Tropical Storms Mean Less Recovery Time For The World's Coastlines
Tropical cyclones — storms that bring strong, rotating winds and rain, and which can intensify into hurricanes or typhoons — affect coastal regions around the world. Our research team, centered at the University of North Carolina’s Institute of Marine Sciences, has analyzed a 120-year record of tropical cyclones affecting coastal North Carolina, and found that six of the seven wettest storms over this time period occurred in the past two decades.
Another Summer Of Flooding Should Be A Wake-Up Call To Redesign Our Communities
Hurricane Dorian has left a trail of devastation over the last few days, but an onslaught of destructive floods have hit communities all across the country this summer. From small towns in the Midwest and Southeast to large cities like Washington and New York, torrential rains have inundated homes, cut power, and disrupted lives.
Reversing The Process: Urban Planners Should Focus On Water First
With concerns over stormwater management escalating, green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) offers a multi-benefit, cost-effective solution.
Separate Ways: Examining The Stormwater Needs Gap
The Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) Stormwater Institute (SWI) reports on challenges and the annual funding gap for the municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) sector.
EPA Stream Restoration Research Supports Chesapeake Bay Recovery
Fifty-one billion gallons. That’s the average amount of water flowing into Chesapeake Bay on a daily basis. And as all that water seeps, flows, and cascades across the watershed before it spills out into the Bay — the nation’s largest estuary — it picks up signature characteristics of where it has been.