Update! The Stormwater Report now has its own website dedicated entirely to stormwater news. The Stormwater Report site highlights advanced practices, cutting-edge research, policy updates, and current events pertaining to stormwater. The new website also archives nearly two years of stormwater news and resources organized by topic. Find it at stormwater.wef.org.
Vol. 2, No. 12
Dec. 6, 2012
The December issue of the Stormwater Report features an article on the impacts of high-flow events on water quality, with specific focus on sediment scouring behind the Conowingo Dam. Also read about the stormwater cases that went before the Supreme Court at the beginning of December and news related to Superstorm Sandy. Read more about LID contest and NOAA grant winners, and find information on source tracking, urbanization impacts on streams, Los Angeles’ new stormwater permit, source water protection measures, and BMP maintenance agreements.
Vol. 2, No. 11
Nov. 1, 2012
The November issue of the Stormwater Report features an article on how managing stormwater is vastly different from wastewater. Submit a stormwater abstract for WEFTEC 2013, and join WEF, EPA and WRI for free workshops on water quality trading. Read more about the RESTORE Act, various online tools such as i-Tree 5.0, agricultural conservation practices, biological indicators, Hinkson Creek improvements, rain garden studies, and green infrastructure grants.
Vol. 2, No. 10
Oct. 11, 2012
The October issue of the Stormwater Report features a story on New York City Department of Environmental Protection's current water recycling study. Also read about stormwater at WEFTEC 2012, WEF’s Water for Jobs campaign, and WEF's participation in the White House CEQ conference on green infrastructure. Check out a summary of WEF’s Stormwater Technical Meeting held in July. Find more stories on stormwater grants, tools and programs inside.
Vol. 2, No. 9
Sept. 6, 2012
The September report includes a special WEFTEC preview focusing on drought Impacts on stormwater management. This presentation is part of a featured session entitled Key Emerging Stormwater Issues: Skating Ahead of the Puck. In the news section, find stories on U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson’s special session keynote at WEFTEC 2012, WEF’s annual service project, and EPA’s Campus RainWorks Challenge. Read about New Orleans Drainage System, Australia’s stormwater harvesting and use grants, California's new pesticide regulations, and the District of Columbia Department of the Environment’s water quality trading program.
Vol. 2, No. 8
August 2, 2012
The August report is a special issue that focuses on presentations made at the 2012 Stormwater Symposium. The feature story is an op-ed piece from Stormwater Committee Chair Mike Beezhold on his perspectives from the symposium. Also check out WEFTEC 2012 stormwater programming and top videos from the Stormwater Call for Media.
Vol. 2, No. 7
July 5, 2012
The July issue of The Stormwater Report features a story on subsurface gravel wetlands. In StormNews, check out the stormwater rulemaking schedule, the 2012 Stormwater Symposium Opening General Session speaker, and EPA’s recently released integrated planning framework. Other highlights include WEF winning a Green Streets–Green Jobs–Green Towns Grant and the release of Design of Urban Stormwater Controls. Also read about the U.S. Supreme Court taking up two stormwater-related cases.
Vol. 2, No. 6
June 7, 2012
The June issue of The Stormwater Report features a story on bioretention and the International BMP Database. In StormNews, check out the second installment of our Stormwater Call for Media kickoff videos. The Super Saver rate is still available for the 2012 Stormwater Symposium. Courts rule on the retroactivity of stormwater fees under the 2011 Clean Water Act Amendment. Also, EPA announces it’s Campus RainWorks Challenge, that it will not require stormwater permits for logging roads, and that it will drop flow-based surrogates from a Missouri TMDL. Also read about stormwater-related climate change concerns and dogs trained to detect illicit discharges.
Vol. 2, No. 5
May 3, 2012
The May issue of the Stormwater Report features a video from Arlington County, Va. showing the county’s Donaldson Run stream restoration project. The video kicks off WEF’s Stormwater Call for Media—an effort to collect and share videos and images that feature innovative stormwater projects. In StormNews, read a new report on green infrastructure—Banking on Green. EPA releases details about its integrated framework and proposed electronic NPDES reporting. Also see the agency’s presentation on using SRF funds for nonpoint source projects. Check out new Virginia and Maryland regulations designed to reduce nonpoint source pollution. Finally, read about permeable pavement, gravel wetlands, biological indicators, D.C.’s online Green Up tool, and more.
Vol. 2, No. 4
April 5, 2012
The April issue of The Stormwater Report marks the publication’s first full year of distribution. It features a story on economic incentives in stormwater management. In StormNews, the schedule for EPA’s proposed stormwater rule is delayed again, registration opens for WEF’s 2012 Stormwater Symposium, and the Supreme Court rules that consent orders are subject to pre-enforcement review. Check out more stories about urban forests, the Healthy Waters Coalition, and the launch of WEF’s Water’s Worth It campaign. Also read about funding from EPA and the Department of the Interior, EPA’s construction general permit resources, Australia's green infrastructure rating tool and New York's green infrastructure agreement.
Vol. 2, No. 3
March 1, 2012
The March issue of The Stormwater Report features a story on maintenance of green infrastructure and related jobs. In StormNews, read about efforts in Congress and at EPA to integrate stormwater and wastewater frameworks as well as EPA’s new construction general permit and green infrastructure website. Check out the new strategic plan for WEF’s Stormwater Committee, and learn more about financing stormwater retrofits from the NRDC.
Vol. 2, No. 2
February 2, 2012
The February issue of The Stormwater Report features a story on market-based mechanisms for controlling agricultural nonpoint source pollution in the People’s Republic of China. In StormNews, read about several local programs, such as the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program, Milwaukee’s green roof initiative, and Minnesota’s GreenStep program. Catch up on several EPA updates regarding stormwater rulemaking, TMDLs, the FY2012 funding, and the construction general permit. Finally learn more about WEF’s Stormwater Committee vision, climate change programs and nutrient trading in the Chesapeake Bay.
Vol. 2, No. 1
January 5, 2012
The January issue of The Stormwater Report features a story on permeable pavement performance in cold climates. In StormNews, read about WEF’s Water Leadership Institute, the delay of EPA’s proposed stormwater rule, and Lafarge North America Inc.’s $8.74 million settlement to resolve alleged stormwater violations. Also check out Baltimore’s Healthy Harbor Initiative, new grant programs, and upcoming EPA workshops on the agency’s integrated municipal wastewater and stormwater plans.
Vol. 1, No. 9
December 1, 2011
The December issue of The Stormwater Report features The Houston LID Experience. In the feature, a competition among developers shows that low impact development is not only environmentally sustainable, but also less expensive to construct than alternatives. In StormNews, read about EPA’s numeric limits for construction runoff, the Idaho Supreme Court’s ruling on a city’s stormwater fee as well as studies on coal-tar sealants, animals in culverts, rainwater harvesting, the economics of clean water, and green infrastructure. In addition, check out Los Angeles’ storm drain retrofit program, the completion of the first NYC Green Infrastructure Plan pilot project, and opposition to D.C.’s MS4 permit.
Vol. 1, No. 8
November 3, 2011
The November issue of The Stormwater Report features a story on using stormwater to bolster California’s water supply. In StormNews, read about WEF’s formation of a Stormwater Committee at WEFTEC 2011. This edition also addresses concerns about groundwater pollution from green infrastructure, including how the issue will be dealt with in the proposed stormwater rule, which is likely to be delayed past the Dec. 15 release date. In addition, check out D.C.’s precedent setting stormwater permit and their 157-million-gallon CSO storage and conveyance tunnel. Read more inside.
Vol. 1, No. 7
October 6, 2011
The October edition of The Stormwater Report covers Wisconsin's numeric phosphorus limits as well as adaptive management, a flexible strategy the state has adopted for improving water quality quickly and cost effectively. This issue also covers the official delay of EPA's proposed stormwater rule as well as the agency's goal to streamline clean water regulations. WEF also announces the release of free stormwater public education materials and an upcoming briefing to cover USGS' new nutrient decision-making tool. See these stories and more by clicking the link above.
Vol. 1, No. 6
September 1, 2011
This month’s Stormwater Report features WEFTEC 2011 stormwater programing. WEF would also like to announce that the call for abstracts for the 2012 Stormwater Symposium is now open. In addition, EPA has delayed the release of their proposed stormwater rule, and pulled their rulemaking effort regarding the numeric turbidity limit for construction runoff. The Report also delves several case studies and the announcement of a congressional hearing on the proposed stormwater rule.
Vol. 1, No. 5
August 4, 2011
The fifth issue of The Stormwater Report features a public education program by Lake County Stormwater Management Commission that uses geocaching, a modern-day treasure hunting game, to teach seekers about BMPs. Other stories include a summary of EPA’s stormwater rulemaking efforts and their recent SSO workshop; WEF’s comments on Waters of the U.S. and the Construction General Permit; and more.
Vol. 1, No. 4
July 7, 2011
This month’s Stormwater Report features a story on underground stormwater detention systems. Short news stories focus on the upcoming WEF stormwater utility seminar and the recently passed WEF stormwater experts meeting. Other news items include EPA comment period extensions, city efforts to reduce combined sewer overflows, and legal issues regarding nutrient requirements.
Vol 1., No. 3
June 2, 2011
The third issue of The Stormwater Report features "Wet Weather Issues", a session at the upcoming specialty conference, Collection Systems 2011. The newsletter also focuses on several upcoming WEF events and past WEF member association symposia related to stormwater and green infrastructure. See also regulatory updates and Washington state's new Stormwater Center.
Vol 1., No. 2
May 5, 2011
This second issue features an article on the city of Los Angeles’ Low Impact Development Ordinance. Other news includes the U.S. EPA’s release of a Green Infrastructure Strategic Agenda and the agency’s solicitation for comments on a new Construction General Permit, U.S. waters guidance document and healthy watersheds document. Also read about stormwater programming at WEFTEC 2011 and other upcoming stormwater events.
Vol 1., No. 1
April 7, 2011
In this first issue, Executive Director Jeff Eger shares WEF’s vision for becoming the go-to resource for stormwater professionals. Also read about WEF's comments to the U.S. EPA on Green Infrastructure, the U.S. EPA's solicitation of comments on a stormwater TMDL memo, the U.S. Department of Justice’s interpretation of the “Stormwater Amendment,” and more.