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Researchers Study Stormwater Solutions for Semiarid Regions

In an effort that could serve as a template for semiarid regions across the world, researchers are working with local and federal agencies in Los Angeles, Sonoma, and other drought-stricken California cities in an unprecedented effort to capture and reuse stormwater. Research focuses on finding stormwater recovery technologies that are suited to the episodic downpours […]

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Pine Beetles Alter Hydrology of Mountain Watersheds

The mountain pine beetle has caused the death of millions of acres of trees in western states ranging from New Mexico to British Columbia. In Colorado alone, the beetle is responsible for 1.4 million ha (3.4 million ac) of dead pine trees, as reported by the National Science Foundation. The tree deaths not only increase […]

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Qatar Launches Green Infrastructure Pilots as Part of New Stormwater Strategy

Qatar’s Public Parks Department at the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning is working on several pilot projects in Doha as part of new stormwater management strategy, according to a local news source The Peninsula . With its arid climate, Qatar experiences low annual rainfall, intense storms, and high evaporation rates. However, increases in impervious […]

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Colorado’s “Taupe Infrastructure”

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 […]

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Federal-State Partners Launch Urban Middle Rio Grande Restoration and Stormwater Permit Pilot in New Mexico

The Urban Waters Middle Rio Grande conservation initiative launched Dec. 11 with the objective of revitalizing the Rio Grande urban waterway near Albuquerque—one of the 11 locations announced in May as part of the Urban Waters Partnership. The initiative is a new federal-state partnership to improve water quality and address environmental justice in New Mexico. […]

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