Evolving Green Infrastructure Through Asset Management

DC Water is developing a robust asset management program with an adaptive framework to plan proactively for green infrastructure maintenance.

Adapting LID to a Port Environment

Despite significant challenges to managing stormwater using LID, the Port of Long Beach is committed to using this approach where possible and has developed a port-specific LID manual.

World Water: Stormwater Management

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


Urban Waters Restoration Grant Request for Proposals Open

On Nov. 3, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced a request ...

SuDS Plans Unfold in London

On Oct. 29, London Mayor Boris Johnson, in partnership with Thames Water, ...

WEF Announces Chris French as Director of Stormwater Programs

On Nov. 16, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) announced that Chris French ...

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Anne Arundel County Bans Coal Tar Sealcoat

On Nov. 12, Anne Arundel’s County Executive Steve Schuh signed legislation banning the use and sale of coal tar pavement products. Coal tar sealcoats are applied to maintain and protect paved surfaces, such as residential driveways and parking lots. They generally are sprayed on the pavement as a thick black or brown liquid. Coal tar […]

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Los Angeles Homeowners Capture Stormwater with Smart Cisterns

On Nov. 4, Los Angeles County and the City of Los Angeles unveiled LA StormCatcher, the area’s first-ever public-private collaboration that will capture and reuse stormwater. As many as eight homeowners in South Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley will participate. Each home will be equipped with a cistern that can hold nearly 5000 L […]

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Melbourne Launches Economic Framework for Urban Green Space

Following the Nov. 12 launch of Australia’s first Economic Framework for Green Infrastructure at Victoria University, it will be easier for local governments to understand the economic value of urban greening. The framework is designed to help local governments make better future investment decisions by enabling them to develop a business case for urban greening. […]

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Beavers Help Remove Nitrogen in Streams, Research Says

According to University of Rhode Island (URI) professor Arthur Gold, beavers can help prevent harmful levels of nitrogen from reaching vulnerable estuaries. URI researchers found that the water retention time and the build-up of organic matter in beaver ponds lead to ideal conditions for nitrogen removal. These conditions can result in removal of 5% to […]

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Students Design Sustainable Storm Drain Filter

A team of students from the University of California–Riverside (UC Riverside) Bourns College of Engineering recently received a $15,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for a low-cost, environmentally friendly, reusable storm drain filter. The team received the funding as a phase one winner of EPA’s People, Prosperity and the Planet competition. Storm-drain inserts can be […]

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Tennessee Develops Riparian Buffer Handbook

Earlier this fall, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Division of Forestry (TDF) released the Urban Riparian Buffer Handbook, a Practical Guide to Establishing Healthy Streamside Buffers. This new publication, available at no cost, provides step-by-step guidance on planning, organizing, and conducting successful volunteer-based riparian buffer tree planting projects. These projects can help Tennessee stormwater programs […]

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WERF Report Summarizes Agricultural BMP Data

The Water Environment Research Foundation, the National Corn Growers Association, and the United Soybean Board recently completed the third phase in the expansion of the International Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP) Database. The database, which compiles studies and analyses of BMP performance, now includes agricultural BMPs. The long-term goal of the Agricultural BMP Database is […]

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New York City Launches Campaign To Reduce Litter, Improve Waterways

On Nov. 9, New York City announced a new public information campaign aimed at reducing consumer waste and street litter. The campaign is expected to improve the health and aesthetics of local waterways and will help the city comply with its Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System permit. Each year, New York City generates more than […]

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NOAA Releases Living Shorelines Guidance

On Oct. 28, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released Guidance for Considering the Use of Living Shorelines. The agency encourages the use of living shorelines to protect sheltered coasts — those not exposed to open ocean wave energy — from intense storms, erosion, and sea level rise. Living shorelines include a range of shoreline […]

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CIRIA Releases New SuDS Manual

On Nov. 12, CIRIA, the construction industry research and information association, launched sustainable urban drainage systems (SuDS) guidance. The updated SuDS Manual (C753) covers the cost-effective planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of SuDS. The updated SuDS Manual is collaboratively funded and is free to download from the CIRIA website. Earlier this year, the Secretary […]

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