STORMWATER MANAGEMENT RESOURCES
Peak Wet Weather Flow Management — A Slow And Painful Process
The water and wastewater industry is not like most businesses. Our industry is driven by many factors, including environmentalist concerns, federal and state regulatory water quality requirements, and utilities being good stewards of our waterways and providing clean water for drinking and recreational use. We have accomplished a lot of great work to clean up our waterways and provide safe water since the Clean Water Act (CWA) was first passed.
MWRD Completes Another Link In Its Tunnel And Reservoir Plan
Despite a frightening global coronavirus pandemic threatening the health and safety of workers everywhere, construction is moving forward.
Cost-Effective Assessment Of Infiltration At Green Infrastructure Stormwater Management Sites
As signs of urban sprawl continue across the United States, so do the impacts of urban space on environmental quality and natural resources including our landscape. Urban development often leads to the removal of vegetation and soil, and replacing them with large stretches of impervious surfaces like concrete and asphalt. This disturbance is closely connected to deteriorating urban water quality and enhanced flood risks resulting from stormwater runoff.
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.
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.
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.
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.