Archive | March, 2012

WEF Stormwater Committee Finalizes Strategic Plan

The Water Environment Federation’s (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Stormwater Committee finalized its strategic plan, which lays out the vision and mission of the committee along with goals and strategies for meeting the vision.  More specifically, the document lists out mission areas that tie in with WEF’s new strategic direction as well as activities the Stormwater Committee envisions […]

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EPA Releases Construction General Permit

On Feb. 16, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the 2012 construction general permit (CGP), which replaces the 2008 version. According to EPA, “the 2012 CGP updates include steps intended to limit erosion, minimize pollution sources, provide natural buffers or their equivalent around surface waters, and further restrict discharges to areas impaired by previous […]

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WEF Participates in EPA Integrated Planning Workshops

During February, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and other key stakeholders participated in a series of five U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) workshops on an integrated planning framework for municipal wastewater and stormwater. The purpose of EPA’s proposed framework is to allow municipalities to balance Clean Water Act requirements by prioritizing water quality […]

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Linking Green Infrastructure Maintenance and Jobs

Green infrastructure holds the promise of job creation, especially in the maintenance area. However, a significant paradigm shift must take place in both maintenance responsibilities and training availability to support this new class of professionals. In comparison with traditional stormwater management infrastructure, green infrastructure is more decentralized, employing a greater number of small facilities. For […]

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