Tag Archives: stormwater controls

NatureWORKS survey seeks to understand green infrastructure needs

Jobs for the Future, a national workforce development nonprofit, has fielded a national online survey of contractors to collect data to better understand the skills, credentials, and potential of the U.S. green infrastructure workforce. This survey is one part of the NatureWORKS study, which is funded by the USDA Forest Service and The Kresge Foundation. […]

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Study Shows Importance of Particle Size Distribution in Stormwater Control Sizing

Particle size distribution (PSD) significantly affects stormwater controls that rely on settling to remove sediment. A new study by researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey Wisconsin Water Science Center demonstrates the importance of knowing PSD for properly sizing these stormwater controls. Published Jan. 6 in the open-access journal Water, “The effect of particle size distribution […]

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EPA Reports Stormwater Funding Needs

On Jan. 13, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a survey showing that $271 billion is needed to maintain and improve the nation’s clean water infrastructure. This includes wastewater and stormwater infrastructure as well as collection systems. EPA reports that $48 billion is needed to correct combined sewer overflows, and another $19.2 billion is […]

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Mount Evelyn Pilot Project Advances Stormwater Capture and Use

On Feb. 26, the water minister of the Australian state of Victoria announced a pilot project in Mount Evelyn. The goal of the project is to mitigate water quality problems in Little Stringybark Creek caused primarily by runoff from increasing urban development. Local community, educational researchers, and Melbourne Water have been promoting rainwater tanks and […]

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WERF Releases Guidance on Using and Evaluating Innovative Stormwater Controls

In June, the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) released two stormwater publications that are available free to WERF subscribers. The first, Tools For Evaluating The Benefits Of Green Infrastructure for Urban Water Management, discusses criteria, metrics, and protocols for measuring green infrastructure benefits. This discussion includes data collection and performance measurements, as well as two […]

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WEF Releases Manual on Design of Urban Stormwater Controls

The Water Environment Federation and American Society of Civil Engineers recently released Design of Urban Stormwater Controls. This Manual of Practice walks readers through setting water quality performance goals and selecting the right stormwater management practice and design to meet those goals. The manual covers the design of basins, swales and strips, filters, infiltrators, gross […]

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WERF Requests Chesapeake Bay BMP Monitoring Data

The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) is seeking stormwater BMP monitoring studies with event-based data from the Chesapeake Bay Watershed for inclusion in the International Stormwater BMP Database.  A special data collection and analysis effort focused on the Chesapeake Bay is underway and will be publically available this fall via a dedicated portion of the International […]

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WERF and NFWF Partner To Reduce Stormwater Pollution in the Chesapeake Bay

The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF; Alexandria, Va.) has partnered with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) to reduce sediment and nutrient delivery to the Chesapeake Bay. With a 6-year grant from the NFWF, WERF will coordinate studies on nutrient and sediment reduction, program management, source controls, monitoring, and receiving water effects. This will […]

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