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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WEF Hosts Innovative Stormwater Finance Forum

Article Source:  WEF Hosts Innovative Stormwater Finance Forum In July, the White House Council on Environmental Quality and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hosted meetings on water infrastructure financing. The Water Environment Federation (WEF) will continue that conversation, pushing the envelope on innovative financing in the stormwater sector. The forum […]

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WEF Announces Winners of Stormwater Video Competition

Article Source: WEF Announces Winners of Stormwater Video Competition The StormTV Project is a video competition developed by the Water Environment Federation (WEF) with the goal of sharing creative ways of managing stormwater, improving water quality, and informing the public about stormwater management. Winners include LandStudies, Inc.; Portland Bureau of Environmental […]

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Where Is the Public Anger About Water?

Article Source: Water Environment Federation By Linda Hanifin Bonner Major headlines appeared recently throughout national media about the potential for Prince Georges County, Md., residents and businesses to be without water for five days while the local utility repaired a major water main. Newspapers and TV news anchors initially reported this […]

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Climate Change Adaptation Across the U.S.

Article Source: Stormwater Report Droughts are intensifying disputes on water claims in the western United States while other parts of the nation face the devastating effects of flooding. The Mississippi River is among the few rivers that may see fewer floods due to climate change, according to a recent research […]

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Financing Urban Retrofits via a Public–Private Partnership

Article Source: Stormwater Report In early July, the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) hosted a meeting on Financing the Water Infrastructure of the Future. The meeting focused on innovative financing mechanisms, particularly tapping into the resources of the private sector through public–private partnerships (P3s). “Local government is limited in […]

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Check it out: Canadian Product Evaluation Group Releases LID Cost Tool

Article Source: Stormwater Report The Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program (STEP), a multi-agency initiative led by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, evaluates products and practices to increase the implementation of sustainable technologies in Canada. The group recently released a low impact development (LID) costing tool. Data behind the tool is […]

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Changing Times in Residuals and Biosolids Management

Article Source: Water Environment Federation By George Martin   As the 503 regulations turn 20 years old, we face many new challenges with the same question asked in our industry for years: “What method do we use to reuse or manage our community’s residuals or biosolids?” According to a recent WEF […]

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