Official Position Statement Approved by the WEF
Date of Approval: April 1, 2019
Expiration Date: March 31, 2024
Urban and suburban stormwater runoff is a growing source of water pollution in many watersheds across the country, contributing nutrients, bacteria and sediment. Further, the existing stormwater infrastructure is aging and underfunded. Stormwater runoff is currently addressed through protection and water quality improvement strategies developed by utilities, municipalities, state governments and the US EPA. However, the nation lacks a comprehensive uniform plan of action at the federal level to cohesively, economically and effectively mitigate stormwater runoff impacts to water quality. Further, funding for research and infrastructure is insufficient at all levels.
READ WEF'S OFFICIAL POSITION STATEMENT ON ON STORMWATER RUNOFF IN THE UNITED STATES BUILT ENVIRONMENT