Archive | November, 2011

WEF Forms Stormwater Committee

At WEFTEC 2011, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Board of Trustees voted to sunset the Stormwater Coordinating Council (SWCC) and form a Stormwater Committee (SWC). Unlike a council, WEF committees are made up of volunteer members tasked with developing technical products and programming. The SWC will lead WEF’s efforts to encourage innovative approaches, […]

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EPA Signals Delay in Release of Stormwater Rule

At WEFTEC 2011, Jim Hanlon, U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Water director, stated that EPA has not finalized analyses and alternative selection for the proposed stormwater rule, due for release Dec. 15. Following alternative selection, the proposed rule must undergo review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Given the complexity […]

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California Dreaming – Advancing an Integrated Approach to Stormwater Management

Written by Alex Sandu and Simon Bluestone with MWH (Broomfield, Colo.) From flood control to water quality concerns, the stormwater paradigm has continued to shift in California. Now, as a result of increased water demand and scarcity issues, the state is searching for ways to leverage stormwater as a supply. The struggle lies in meeting […]

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