A demonstration of turbulent flow using a Plexiglas flume. Image credit: CDOT

Ramping Up Erosion Control Training for Transportation Projects

Colorado Department of Transportation's new erosion control training is complimented by a newly renovated facility for hands-on learning.

Innovative Financing Accelerates Stormwater Management

Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. use innovative financing mechanisms to expand green stormwater infrastructure and meet water protection goals.

World Water Stormwater Management Fall 2014

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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WEFTEC/Stormwater Call for Abstracts is Now Open

WEFTEC®, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) annual technical exhibition and conference, is ...

WEF Joins Green Infrastructure Collaborative

On Oct. 8, at a meeting attended by the Water Environment Federation ...

Reviewers Sought for Private Property Infiltration and Inflow Control Publication

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) Technical Practice Committee is looking for individuals ...

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India Plans to Harvest Rainwater for Irrigation Expansion

As India looks to expand irrigation of farmland, the country plans to spend US$1 billion (62.4 billion rupees) by 2017 improving the water quality of some 10,000 canals, lakes, and rivers, according to the news source Bloomberg. Currently, about 15% of India’s 524,000 waterbodies designated for irrigation are not operational. Further, to take advantage of […]

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Duke Study Supports Water Quality Trading

New research led by Duke University shows that water quality trading has the potential to significantly reduce water pollution in river basins and estuaries faster and at a lower cost than requiring facilities to meet compliance costs on their own. The research paper, “Optimizing the Scale of Markets for Water Quality Trading,” was published in […]

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Newly Formed Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance To Address Nutrient Pollution

In late August, the Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance (IAWA) was launched by agricultural and environmental stakeholders, including Iowa Corn, Iowa Pork, and Iowa Soybean associations. These groups are looking to accelerate the pace and scale of quantifiable water quality improvements and to advance the success of the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy by facilitating farmers’ engagement […]

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Adequate Funding Highest Stormwater Sector Priority, Survey Says

In mid-September, Black & Veatch released its 10th biannual Stormwater Utility Survey. Started in 1991, the survey provides insights on stormwater management and trends in utility organization, planning, and financing. Black & Veatch collected responses in March and April this year from a total of 78 participants spanning 25 states. All participating stormwater utilities fund […]

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EPA Science Advisory Board Reviews Draft Connectivity Report

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have extended the comment period for the proposed Waters of the United States rule to November 14. The additional extension provides time for commenters to review and consider recommendations from EPA’s Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) on a draft report that provides the […]

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EPA Announces Healthy Watersheds Consortium Grant

In October, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is soliciting proposals for the Healthy Watersheds Consortium Grant. The grant is intended to help protect healthy freshwater ecosystems and watersheds across the nation. EPA will fund a single grantee ― national nonprofits; nongovernmental organizations; and state, tribal, and interstate groups ― to competitively […]

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EPA Provides Technical Assistance for Integrated Planning

On Oct. 10, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provided $335,000 in technical assistance to five communities to help them develop components of integrated plans for wastewater and stormwater management. Integrated planning is intended to help communities sequence projects in priority order. EPA, states, and municipalities historically have focused on meeting each Clean Water Act […]

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California To Manage Groundwater and Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags

On Sept. 16, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed historic legislation to strengthen local management and monitoring of groundwater basins most critical to California’s water needs. The law puts California communities on a path to become more resilient to water shortages. The three bills signed by the governor create a framework for sustainable, local groundwater […]

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Federal Agencies Announce 5-Year Great Lakes Restoration Action Plan

On Sept. 24, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a new Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Action Plan outlining steps that federal agencies will take during the next five years to achieve four main goals: Cleaning up Great Lakes Areas of Concern; Preventing and controlling invasive species; Reducing nutrient runoff that contributes to harmful […]

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EPA Releases Workbook for Developing Risk-Based Climate Change Adaptation Plans

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Climate Ready Estuaries program has published Being Prepared for Climate Change: A Workbook for Developing Risk-Based Adaptation Plans as a resource for environmental managers and planners. This publication provides much needed guidance for conducting risk-based climate change vulnerability assessments and developing adaptation action plans. The workbook helps users to […]

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