Tag Archives: LID Competition

EPA Launches Third Annual Campus RainWorks Challenge

On July 24, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency launched the third annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, a prize contest started in 2012 to encourage innovative approaches to stormwater management. Every time it rains, urban stormwater carries bacteria, nutrients, heavy metals and other pollutants into the nation’s waters, impacting tens of thousands of miles of rivers, streams […]

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EPA Announces 2013 Campus RainWorks Challenge Winners

On April 22, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the four winners of its second annual Campus RainWorks Challenge. The competition is a design challenge that engages university students in reinventing water infrastructure and developing innovative green infrastructure systems to reduce stormwater pollution and build resilience to climate change. The challenge fosters interdisciplinary collaboration […]

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Winners of Green Country LID Design Competition Announced

Winners of the Green Country Low Impact Development (LID) Design Competition were announced April 3 at the Great Plains Low Impact Development Innovation Symposium. The goal of the competition was to increase familiarity with and demonstrate the benefits of LID as a land development approach and to create a continuing dialogue amongst public and private […]

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Cities Launch LID Design Competitions

Chattanooga, Tennessee, through its Resource Rain program, kicked off a Low Impact Development (LID) Design Challenge on March 13. To win, design teams will need to demonstrate efficient, sustainable, and cost-effective approaches to stormwater management and city beautification. The competition is intended to familiarize the design sector with new Environmental Protection Agency standards, which will […]

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DC Water Announces Proposed $100 Million Investment in Green Infrastructure

On Jan. 22 at the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority’s (DC Water) second Green Infrastructure Summit, General Manager George Hawkins announced a proposal to substitute green infrastructure for some of the massive underground tunnels in DC’s Long Term Control Plan for combined sewer overflows (CSOs). The new plan will green portions of the […]

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WEF Releases White Paper on Hosting LID Design Competitions

In May, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) held a workshop on low impact development (LID) design competitions. The workshop was a discussion forum for cities that have held competitions and offered a training opportunity for those with interest. The project, funded by a Chesapeake Bay Trust grant, included the development of a white paper on […]

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A Tour of Five Low Impact Development Studies

Stormwater Report editor Kristina Twigg takes a tour of five LID studies at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center at Dallas.

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U.S. EPA Announces Second Annual Campus RainWorks Challenge

On Aug. 14, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the contest rules for its second annual Campus RainWorks Challenge. The goal of the competition is to engage students in developing innovative approaches to stormwater management. In 2012, more than 200 students participated, representing 42 states. This year’s challenge features two design categories and a […]

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Hosting a Low Impact Development Design Competition

Throughout much of the U.S., there is a lack of familiarity with low impact development (LID) in the engineering and design community. LID design competitions give engineers, developers, landscape architects, and others a chance to gain experience with LID in a low-risk environment. Competitions can also break down perceived barriers to LID — such as […]

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DC Water Launches Green Infrastructure Challenge

On May 10, DC Water launched its Green Infrastructure Challenge. The goal of the competition is to challenge firms to retrofit properties for combined sewer overflow control using innovative green infrastructure designs. Design teams should illustrate practicality, because DC Water plans to construct several of the top projects. Data from the projects will be used […]

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