The City of Austin is using monitoring and modeling to direct watershed regulations with science and to enhance stormwater control design criteria.
Use of low impact development (LID) is growing in both new developments and retrofit projects. This increase also means a growing need for contractor experience related to unique stormwater management requirements of LID. While construction is critical to long-term LID performance, success ultimately depends on designers, installers, developers, and inspectors understanding LID and coordinating across […]
Learning from experience, Fairfax County stormwater engineers have identified 11 lessons that are important to the success of any flood response program.
Seth Brown, WEF stormwater program and policy director, discusses possible reasons and implications for the national stormwater rule not moving forward.
Social Scientist Kathleen Wolf describes the additional health and wellness benefits provided by urban green spaces associated with stormwater management.
The children’s book All the Way to the Ocean, a tale about stormwater pollution and its effects on marine life, is making it cool for kids to pick up trash.
Colorado is a headwaters state with pristine water quality from mountain streams. Low impact development (LID) is viewed as an option for maintaining those healthy waters and meeting high goals for receiving waters. Unlike many other parts of the U.S., combined sewer overflows are not a stormwater management driver in Colorado, and LID is typically […]
The 100-year rain storm is understood poorly by the public. Author Thomas Grisa describes a rating system measuring a storm’s severity rather than its rarity.
Residual Designated Authority, a little known Clean Water Act provision, could address existing unregulated discharges and improve equitable cost distribution among dischargers. Yet there may be unintended consequences.
In many cities, aging combined sewer infrastructure has not kept pace with the need generated by expanding concrete landscapes and a changing climate that promises more intense rainstorms. In the WEFTEC® 2013 host city of Chicago, several storms in recent years have reportedly dropped more than 5 cm (2 in.) of rain in a single […]