Federal-State Partners Launch Urban Middle Rio Grande Restoration and Stormwater Permit Pilot in New Mexico

Article Source: Stormwarter Report The Urban Waters Middle Rio Grande conservation initiative launched Dec. 11 with the objective of revitalizing the Rio Grande urban waterway near Albuquerque—one of the 11 locations announced in May as part of the Urban Waters Partnership. The initiative is a new federal-state partnership to improve […]

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Relabeling Extreme Rainfall Events To Improve Public Understanding

Article Source: Stormwarter Report Thomas M. Grisa, director of public works at the City of Brookfield, Wisconsin The 100-year rain storm is understood poorly by the public — this can lead to confusion or worse. Unlike rainfall events, natural disasters, including earthquakes, tornadoes, and hurricanes, are not rated using recurrence […]

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Elon Musk’s five insights into solar energy

Article Source: Washingtonpost.com It’s hard to argue against Elon Musk being one of the greatest entrepreneurs of our era, responsible for bringing to market such innovative companies as PayPal, SpaceX and Tesla Motors. But it’s his role as chairman and primary shareholder in SolarCity — a solar energy company run by […]

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Residual Designated Authority – Friend or Foe to the Public Sector?

Article Source: Stormwarter Report Seth Brown, stormwater program and policy director at the Water Environment Federation Juli Beth Hinds, principal with Birchline Planning LLC Residual Designated Authority (RDA) may soon become well-known to the stormwater community. It is a little-known provision in the Clean Water Act [402 (p)(2)(E)] that provides a U.S. […]

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Green Streets, Green Towns, Green Jobs Grant Program Expands

Article Source:  Stormwarter Report On Sept. 4, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), State of Maryland, and Chesapeake Bay Trust announced the continuation and expansion of the Green Streets, Green Towns, Green Jobs (G3) Initiative. These groups have formed a strong federal-state-and-local partnership, and provided a joint investment of $3.4 […]

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Study Assesses Flood Risks in Cities Worldwide

Article Source: Stormwarter Report Damages caused by flooding could cost cities an annual $1 trillion worldwide if mitigation efforts are not taken, according to the article, “Future Flood Losses in Major Coastal Cities,” in Nature: Climate Change. New Orleans, Boston, New York City, and two Florida cities (Miami and Tampa-St. Petersburg) […]

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Study Assesses Flood Risks in Cities Worldwide

Article Source: Stormwater Report Damages caused by flooding could cost cities an annual $1 trillion worldwide if mitigation efforts are not taken, according to the article, “Future Flood Losses in Major Coastal Cities,” in Nature: Climate Change. New Orleans, Boston, New York City, and two Florida cities (Miami and Tampa-St. Petersburg) […]

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Australian Stormwater Controls Must Combat Droughts and Floods

Article Source: Stormwater Report Australia is a country of droughts and flooding, and new initiatives are helping the country tackle both problems. In Melbourne, local government schools and homeowners recently achieved the region’s goal of building 10,000 rain gardens. The Melbourne Water 10,000 Raingarden Program, started in 2008, focused on […]

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WEF and the Value of Water Coalition Initiate New Public Awareness Campaign

Article Source: Water Environment Federation By Sandra Ralston It was such a thrill to see all the learning and networking going on at WEFTEC this week! Everything from the workshops, facility tours, and outstanding opening session to the incredible technical programs and exhibit floor signaled the fact that this is […]

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Stormwater Congress Onsite Program is Now Available

Article Source:    Stormwater Congress Onsite Program is Now Available Join more than 350 stormwater professionals as they converge on Chicago Oct. 5 to 9 for the Stormwater Congress, hosted by the Water Environment Federation. The onsite program is online now. Take an advanced look at the sessions offered, speakers’ detail, and […]

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