Stormwater & Watershed Management

Between the rise of green infrastructure, the effects of climate change, increasingly complex regulations, and the seemingly endless pursuit of infrastructure funding, the stormwater management sector is more dynamic than most public services. Stay on top of new trends, studies, and developments that shape the stormwater sector with these resources. 


The latest stormwater articles, videos, and other content from throughout the organization and across the water sector.

Small, Disconnected Wetlands Trap Twice as Much Nitrogen

Research highlights inland wetlands as overlooked tools for preventing nutrient pollution

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Stormwater & Watershed Management
New York City Earmarks $400 Million For Flood Infrastructure, Information

New investments enable New York City’s Cloudburst and FloodNet programs to expand citywide

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Climate Change
Fast-Evolving Plants Undermine Flood Resilience in Chesapeake Bay

Root systems growing progressively shallower beneath one of Chesapeake Bay’s most common wetland plants

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Stormwater & Watershed Management
Why Las Vegas is Experiencing More Flooding Despite Stable Precipitation

Researchers study complex reasons behind long-term shifts in seasonality and severity of Las Vegas-area flooding

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Stormwater & Watershed Management
Los Angeles ‘Green Alleys’ Promote Safety, Stormwater Management

Los Angeles is among several U.S. cities embracing green infrastructure to enhance the value and functionality of inner-city alleyways

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Decentralized Systems
Appropriations Set Stage for Stormwater Centers of Excellence

Federal government earmarks $3 million to extend the reach of leading stormwater infrastructure researchers.

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Featured Stormwater Resources

The featured resources below are just a sample of everything WEF has to offer. Search our entire website and technical resource database for more.


Stormwater, Watershed, and Receiving Water Quality Modeling

This special publication presents state-of-the-art stormwater modeling and is a practical tool that presents a broad compilation of existing models, their capabilities, and a roadmap for users to assist in the selection of such models for diverse applications. 

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Green Infrastructure Implementation

This book provides actionable information promoting the implementation of green infrastructure. Unlike most publications, which focus on technical design of individual green elements, this peer-reviewed book tackles topics related directly to the ability to implement green infrastructure.

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User-Fee-Funded Stormwater Programs

A must-read for agencies and public works departments interested in developing charge systems for stormwater programs based on fee structures.

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Access Water Digital Library

In search of all WEF content related to collection systems? Look no further than, WEF's digital library of conference papers, WE&T Magazine articles, digital books, fact sheets, conference proceedings, and technical reports.

Acess Water
June 27

Stormwater Summit 2023

Join us in Kansas City, MO., to experience a robust program highlighting continued advances in the stormwater sector. Hear from professionals as they highlight new technologies, successful innovations, and current best practices.


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This community provides leadership and a voice for effective stormwater management by developing high-quality technical products and programming to support stormwater professionals.

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This community develops and conducts activities to advance the understanding, planning, implementation, and use of watershed management tools and techniques to enhance the global water environment more effectively.

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