Tuning into Kentucky’s Groundwater

Livestream is an innovative project that translates groundwater data into sound in order to bring public awareness, literacy, and accountability to groundwater resources across Kentucky.

Solving Slick Roads and Salty Streams

The use of road salt and other deicers for highway maintenance became widespread during the 1960s. And while salting allows for safer winter travel, sustained economic productivity, continued emergency services, ...

World Water: Stormwater Management

Read the latest online issue of World Water: Stormwater Management, a new magazine by WEF Publishing UK Ltd.

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Registration and Housing Opens for the 2015 Stormwater Congress in Chicago

Registration and housing is now open for the 2015 Stormwater Congress. The ...

The StormTV Project Video Competition Returns

For the fourth year, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) will host the ...

Court To Rule Again on Flow-Based TMDLs

On Feb. 18, the City of Rutland, Vt., filed a complaint requesting ...

Latest News

UN Designates Hoboken a Resiliency Role Model

On March 3, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction designated Hoboken, N.J., a role model for the Making Cities Resilient campaign due to its flood risk management practices. These practices include plans to retain more than a million gallons of stormwater runoff through green infrastructure. This makes Hoboken one of 45 cities worldwide […]

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UK Green Building Council Calls for Property Industry To Play Leading Role in Green Infrastructure

The UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) urges the property industry to play a leading role in protecting and enhancing natural features and biodiversity in the UK’s towns and cities. On Feb. 24, a UK-GBC task group announced a new report presenting the business case for green infrastructure. The report, Demystifying Green Infrastructure, finds that introducing green infrastructure into the built […]

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EPA Releases Climate Adjustment Tool

On Feb.13, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the release of the Climate Adjustment Tool for its Stormwater Management Model — a widely-used, downloadable online stormwater simulation model. The Climate Adjustment Tool enables engineers and planners to evaluate the performance of water infrastructure while considering future such climate change projections as more frequent high-intensity […]

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Reduced Narcotics Possession Found Near Philadelphia Green Infrastructure

The benefits of replacing outdated and overwhelmed urban sanitary and storm sewer systems with green stormwater infrastructure may extend far beyond water quality. New research by U.S. Forest Service scientists and partners found reduced narcotics possession occurring within a half-mile of Philadelphia’s new green stormwater infrastructure projects. The article, “The impact of green stormwater infrastructure […]

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New York Releases Coastal Green Infrastructure Plan and Community Grants

Under a state-funded plan, coastal green infrastructure will increase resiliency along the Hudson River estuary shoreline and coastal areas of New York City. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Hudson River Estuary Program released the research plan March 9 along with the New York City Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency and […]

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Comment Period Open on USDA Program To Protect Agricultural Lands and Wetlands

On Feb. 26, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it is accepting public comments until April 28 on an interim final rule for the new Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). The program is designed to help producers protect working agricultural lands and wetlands. The 2014 Farm Bill consolidated three previous conservation easement programs […]

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Isolated Wetlands Essential for Clean Water, Study Says

Geographically isolated wetlands play a large role in providing clean water and other environmental benefits even though they may lack the regulatory protections of other wetlands, according to an article by Indiana University (IU) researchers and colleagues. Citing research literature, the article, “Geographically Isolated Wetlands Are Important Biogeochemical Reactors on the Landscape,” says geographically isolated […]

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Public To Help Track Algal Blooms Through Social Media

Researchers at the University of Georgia are developing a neighborhood watch system for Georgia waters called CyanoTRACKER. The early warning system will use social media platforms and cloud computing to crowdsource instances where further monitoring of algae conditions may be necessary. The project will use Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to help identify localized blooms at […]

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Rainwater Harvesting Provides Clean Water Access in Ghana

Researchers from SINTEF, Scandinavia’s largest independent research group, are using rainwater harvesting to provide sustainable access to clean water in Ghana. While the country has both surface water and groundwater resources, infrastructure for treating and distributing that water is underdeveloped. The country faces many infrastructure challenges, including climate change, and while total rainfall in Ghana […]

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New Tool Helps Analyze Global Flood Risks

According to the World Resources Institute (WRI), more people are affected by floods than by any other type of natural disaster. Most of the people affected by river flooding live in developing countries, according to an analysis by WRI and four Dutch research organizations. Examining 164 countries, researchers found that the top 15 countries affected […]

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