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Nation’s Mayors Expand Their Commitment To Attack Local Climate Challenges

At its 82nd Annual U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting yesterday, the nation's mayors renewed their longstanding commitment to fight climate change by reducing carbon emissions, promoting energy independence and efficiency and developing renewable energy. Conference…

Tacoma’s Dogged Data Collection Combats Stormwater Pollution

June 16, 2014 - in Maintenance, Stormwater, Water

While 40 years ago industrial pipes contributed 85 percent of water pollution, now 85 percent comes from storm water and the runoff from farmers’ fields.…

Is Green Infrastructure Diminishing Innovation?

Since the Environmental Protection Agency, and in turn state and local regulators, have gone all in on green infrastructure (GI) and low impact development…

EPA Honors Winners of 2013 Campus RainWorks Challenge

April 22, 2014 - in Stormwater, Water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced the four winners of its second annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, a design challenge created to engage college and university students in reinventing our water infrastructure and developing innovative…

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, Timmons Group, and SRRN Games Launch New Stormwater Game for Earth Day

April 22, 2014 - in Corporate, Stormwater, Water

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, Timmons Group, and SRRN Games are excited to celebrate Earth Day 2014 with the release of their online stormwater game titled “Stormwater Sentries.” The game, created for the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, and promotes…

Green Stormwater Infrastructure Planning and Design Workshop

As April showers begin to fall and the snow of the long winter continues to melt, town managers, planners, landscape architects, and other natural resource professionals should be thinking about stormwater management. National trends in stormwater management…

EPA Releases Climate Assessment Update to National Stormwater Calculator

February 2, 2014 - in Projects, Stormwater, Water

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released phase II of the National Stormwater Calculator and Climate Assessment Tool package. The updated calculator includes future climate vulnerability scenarios. The calculator, a part of President Obama’s…

EPA Software Helps Reduce Water Pollution as Part of President’s Climate Action Plan

July 24, 2013 - in Modeling, Stormwater, Water

As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released the National Stormwater Calculator, an innovative addition to the administration’s virtual climate resilience toolkit. EPA’s new calculator…

San Antonio Agrees to $1.1 Billion Upgrade Sewer Systems to Comply With Clean Water Act

July 24, 2013 - in Projects, Stormwater, Wastewater, Water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice announced today that the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) has agreed to make significant upgrades to reduce overflows from its sewer system and pay a $2.6 million civil penalty to…

Seattle and King County, Wash. Agree to Upgrade Combined Stormwater Systems to Protect Local Waters from Raw Sewage Overflows

April 30, 2013 - in Stormwater, Wastewater, Water

King County and the city of Seattle have agreed to invest in major upgrades to local sewage and combined stormwater collection, piping and treatment under settlements with the Department of Justice and the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The state…