The Time to Invest in America’s Water Infrastructure is Now

Very interesting article from The EPA Blog, Our Planet, Our Home: https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2016/07/the-time-to-invest-in-americas-water-infrastructure-is-now By Jim Gebhardt, CFA Communities across the country are facing the immediate challenges of aging and inadequate drinking water and wastewater infrastructure. Most of our country’s underground water infrastructure was built 50 or more years ago, and in some older […]

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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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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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