2016 StormTV Project

STVLogoFor the fifth year, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) will host the StormTV Project.


For 2016, the StormTV will be a stormwater video exhibition instead of a competition.


The project seeks to recognize and highlight the work of stormwater professionals and collect and share videos of innovative stormwater programs, practices, products, and public outreach.

  • In 2016, the submission period will be open June 10 to July 15.
  • Submitted videos will be featured on WEF’s YouTube Channel, the Stormwater Report website, and the StormTV map.
  • Selected videos will be featured at the Stormwater Congress, held in conjunction with WEFTEC® 2016 from Sept. 24–28.

Read about last year’s winners.

Submission Steps

Sharing is easy! Send us the link to a YouTube video, and we will add it to WEF’s Stormwater Playlist.

  1. Upload a video of your project to YouTube. (Need help uploading a YouTube video?)
  2. Send a link of your video to stormwater@wef.org.
  3. Please attach a signed copy of the StormTV permissions to use form, and indicate your category. You can submit one form for multiple videos.

Notes on the permission to use form: The video producer will retain the copyright to their work(s). The permission to use form just ensures that the copyright belongs to the organization submitting the video, and it gives WEF permission to share the video through social media and at events. At the top of the form, please fill out additional information about the video to better help WEF share it.

Important: By indicating the exact project location, WEF can more easily add the video to the StormTV map.


Upon filling out the Permission to Use form, please select one of the following four categories. This is the category under which your video will be judged.

  • Public Education
    Includes short films and public service announcements for educating the public. Examples include videos aimed at changing behaviors related to pet waste or littering.
  • Training
    Includes videos aimed at training the public, municipal staff, or stormwater professionals. Examples include rain barrel installation videos or green infrastructure maintenance videos for city staff.
  • Commercial
    Includes videos featuring stormwater equipment. Examples include stormwater product implementation case studies or time-lapse installation videos.
  • Programs & Projects
    Short documentaries featuring non- or for-profit programs and projects. Examples include green infrastructure workforce development programs, volunteer water quality monitoring programs, or low impact development projects.


Examples of topics covered by videos in the StormTV Project include:

  • Green infrastructure or LID (design, construction, operation & maintenance, asset management, etc.);
  • Source and nonstructural controls;
  • Stormwater controls, also known as best management practices;
  • Public communication and outreach;
  • Workforce development;
  • Water quality trading;
  • Water quality monitoring;
  • Industrial stormwater management solutions;
  • Stormwater and watersheds research;
  • Flood mitigation and
  • Climate resiliency;



Organizations may submit up to 10 videos.

  • Organizations cannot submit the same video from a previous StormTV competition.
  • Videos should be no longer than 5 minutes1
  • Videos featuring a product must be informational rather than promotional.2
  • Programs, projects, products or public outreach campaigns featured in submitted videos must be your own or submitted with permission of the owner.
  • For videos shown at WEFTEC 2016, WEF will require the original video files.
  • Subjects shown in videos should have given the videographer permission or “informed consent.”
  • Must be 18 or older to submit.
  • WEF will not consider media it identifies as obscene, provocative, inaccurate, or otherwise containing objectionable content.

1Videos longer than 5 minutes that provide educational value may be added to the StormTV YouTube channel, but will not be considered eligible for the competition.

2WEF reserves the right not to publicize videos that are inappropriate, inaccurate, or overly promotional and has final judgment over what is shown at WEFTEC.