Archive | September, 2014

Stanford Research Shows Value in Bivalves

A Stanford University study published in the July issue of Environmental Science and Technology shows that bivalves, including clams and mussels, can remove some compounds of emerging concern (CECs) from water in a matter of days. CECs include compounds from pharmaceuticals, personal care products, herbicides, and flame retardants. They are difficult to remove during wastewater […]

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Contech Acquires Filterra Assets

On Sept. 4, Contech Engineered Solutions acquired the assets of Filterra Bioretention Systems from Americast, Inc. The purchase includes the Filterra product line and all related intellectual property. The Filterra system is an advanced stormwater treatment technology that utilizes enhanced bioretention for the removal of pollutants from stormwater. This innovative technology is often used in […]

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AbTech and Corvias Solutions Sign Agreement for P3 Stormwater Infrastructure Projects

On Aug. 14, AbTech launched a major collaboration effort with Corvias Solutions to develop large stormwater infrastructure projects, particularly under privately financed, public-private partnership (P3) models. AbTech is an environmental technologies and engineering firm known for its polymer and antimicrobial technologies capable of removing bacteria, hydrocarbons, and other pollutants from stormwater and wastewater. Corvias Solutions […]

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Green Infrastructure solutions include techniques such as constructing wetlands, reconnecting rivers to floodplains, wetland conservation and introducing flood bypasses. Photo credit: UNEP

UNEP Releases Green Infrastructure Guide

A new Green Infrastructure guide was launched Sept. 2 at World Water Week by the United Nations Environment Programme.

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ASLA Releases New Guide to Green Infrastructure

On Sept. 3, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) released a report detailing the many benefits of green infrastructure. The report defines green infrastructure as designed systems that harness nature to create proven benefits for communities and the environment, and include practices such as green streets, park systems, urban forests, wildlife habitat and corridors, […]

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WERF Releases Report on Utility Reponses to Extreme Weather Events

In July the Water Environment Research Foundation released a new report on the effects of and responses to extreme weather events at water and wastewater utilities. This report describes community responses, lessons learned, and future planning needs for six communities that experienced one or more extreme events where water services were disrupted. Experiences include disruptions […]

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Stormwater Congress Onsite Program Now Available

In less than a month, from Sept. 27 through Oct. 1, stormwater professionals will come together at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans for the 2014 Stormwater Congress. The conference is a spotlight event hosted by the Water Environment Federation in conjunction with its annual conference WEFTEC®, giving attendees access to both events. Do […]

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Innovative Financing Accelerates Stormwater Management

Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. use innovative financing mechanisms to expand green stormwater infrastructure and meet water protection goals.

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South Lake Tahoe Institutes New Stormwater Funding Mechanism

The Bijou Area Erosion Control Project in the City of South Lake Tahoe is in full swing and is expected to be completed later this fall. When finished, the project will convey Bijou Creek to Lake Tahoe while separately treating stormwater runoff from 17 ha (42 ac) within the Bijou Commercial Core area. Runoff will […]

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Researchers Evaluate Bioretention

Bioretention is one of the most popular green infrastructure practices in many areas throughout the U.S. That is evident in the Chesapeake Stormwater Network’s recently released survey of stormwater management practices in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, where bioretention was the most implemented practice over the last year. In fact, bioretention was implemented almost twice as […]

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