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Members of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) WEF Eco program participated in the City of Alexandria’s storm-drain marking program on Nov. 4. Participants marked 52 drains near WEF headquarters with stickers that warn against illicit dumping.
As cities grow and develop over pervious spaces, stormwater runoff has increasingly fewer places to soak into and often flows into urban waterways. But how that extra runoff entering streams affects flash flooding may not be as elementary. A newly published study explores the relationship between urban development and flash flooding.
To help curb the effects of urban runoff on streambank erosion, the question municipalities must confront is whether to reduce flows or toughen channel banks. The best answer, according to Rod Lammers, lead author of a new University of Georgia (Athens) research article exploring ways to optimize erosion control, is both. The challenge is getting different agencies to work together.
Twenty-two high-performing municipalities and one university received recognition in the fifth annual National Municipal Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards. These awards celebrate administrators of municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) that perform beyond regulatory requirements.
The Stormwater Report is an online news source highlighting the latest in stormwater sector news. The newsletter covers advanced practices, local programs, and case studies as well as policy updates, grant opportunities, and financing options. The newsletter also spotlights cutting-edge research in addition to industry tools and reports.
This online news source began pubishing in 2011 and includes a full archive of all posts.
As WEF's membership news source, WEF Highlights covers current Federation activities, Member Association news, and items of concern to the water quality field. WEF Highlights is your source for the most up-to-the-minute WEF news and member information.
WEF Highlights has been published online since 2012 with fully searchable archives.
The Words On Water podacst features conversations with people who work on water issues and discussions about the opportunities and challenges facing one of Earth’s most precious resources. Topics include infrastructure, innovation and technology, workforce, resource recovery, management, research, and public awareness, and more.
Words On Water has been produced since 2017 and all episodes are available in the archive.
In embracing the spectrum of resilience, cities and stormwater utilities are looking towards new technologies, partnerships, and approaches to continue to safely provide reliable and affordable services while maintaining regulatory compliance.
New York City (NYC) is implementing the largest green stormwater infrastructure program in the nation. Initiated in 2011, the NYC Green Infrastructure Program (the Program) was created to implement green infrastructure, or stormwater source controls, to manage stormwater runoff and to reduce combined sewer overflows (CSO) in NYC waterways. New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is the lead agency for the Program. Through the Program, DEP and its partner agencies have built over 4,000 green infrastructure assets in the last seven years and continue to scale up green infrastructure implementation on public and private property citywide [see Figure 1]. This proposed paper/presentation provides a detailed description of and explanation for the Program's goals, current project implementation, and adaptive management strategies.