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 Is your community using innovative techniques to manage stormwater? The Water Environment Federation (WEF) wants to hear about it and share your success with others.  

Submission Details

Sharing is easy! Upload a video of your project to YouTube, send us a link, and we will include it in a playlist of stormwater videos on WEF's YouTube channel. You can also share pictures and captions to be pinned on WEF’s Pinterest page. Send either an image file or a hyperlink to the image.

The best videos, as determined by the number of views and likes, will be shown at the 2012 Stormwater Symposium where conference attendees will vote on their final favorites based on project innovation. The top videos will be shown in the WEFTEC 2012 Innovation Pavilion.

We are looking for short videos and pictures that cover one of the following topics:

  • Green infrastructure;
  • Source and nonstructural controls;
  • Best management practices (BMPs);
  • Public communication and outreach;
  • Industrial stormwater management solutions; and
  • Research studies.

All materials and questions should be emailed to Just make sure your submitted videos and photographs follow a few guidelines. Don’t delay—submissions are due June 30.  

Check out this kickoff video of the Arlington County, Va., Donaldson Run stream restoration


  • Parties may submit up to 5 videos and 5 images
  • Projects or technologies featured in submitted videos and pictures must be your own or done with permission of the owner.
  • Videos or pictures featuring a product must be informational rather than promotional.
  • The target range for video length is 3–5 minutes.
  • Photo captions cannot exceed 500 characters.  
  • Accepted image file types include: JPEG, TIFF, PNG, GIF
  • Image file size should not exceed 5 MB.
  • For videos shown at the 2012 Stormwater Symposium, WEF will require the original video files.
  • Subjects shown in photographs and videos should have given the photographer or videographer permission or “informed consent”
  • WEF will not consider media it identifies as obscene, provocative, inaccurate, or otherwise containing objectionable content.
  • Must be 18 or older to enter.


Video and picture copyrights must belong to the person submitting them. The media author will retain the sole copyright to their works, but must fill out a permission to use form, so that WEF can share them.  On the form, please indicate the following information to be used in the photo or video caption:

  • Authors
  • Entity responsible for the practice, product or program
  • Who is responsible for the practice, product or program?
  • Photographer/Videographer
  • Project Location
  • Project Description
  • Project Tags or Keywords
  • Link to more information


For help uploading a YouTube video, see YouTube’s guided tour.

WEF reserves the right not to publicize videos that are inappropriate, inaccurate, or overly promotional and has final judgment over what is shown at the 2012 Stormwater Symposium.