Archive | December, 2020

Virginia Environmental Impact Bond Funds Major Green Infrastructure Projects

The City of Hampton, Virginia, this month became the third U.S. community to issue an Environmental Impact Bond (EIB). The other bonds were issued in 2016 and 2019. Hampton’s EIB will enable stormwater professionals to construct three major green infrastructure projects valued at about $12 million, according to a December release from the city. “This […]

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Studies Explore Complex Relationship Between Stormwater and Groundwater

U.S. scientists are working to better understand the complex relationship between coastal storms and groundwater, as well as how that relationship may be changing. Recent studies suggest intensifying storms may be a double-edged sword for coastal communities: greater stormwater volumes may present higher risks for water quality and necessitate a more thorough treatment process, but also may help […]

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Water Leadership Institute Builds Better Stormwater Professionals

The Water Leadership Institute (WLI) program developed by the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Virginia) is an intensive, 7-month training seminar, aiming to teach management skills to the water workforce and help lay the groundwork for strong professional networks. The curriculum incorporates lessons about both managing personnel and addressing broader water-sector challenges. While most of […]

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