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Trimble Enhances its Cloud-based Software for Smart Water Infrastructure Mapping and Work Management

Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced the latest version of its smart water infrastructure mapping and work management software--Trimble Connect version 1.8. The latest release of the cloud-based, Geographic Information System (GIS)-centric software includes a…

‘Green Infrastructure’ Project Lets Nature Clean the Runoff

July 11, 2014 - in Stormwater, Water

Colorful flowers, native shrubs, and rock-lined basins greet visitors to the Prescott Adult Center. Although attractive, the new landscaping at the building's…

Latest Releases of Bentley’s SewerGEMS, SewerCAD, CivilStorm, and StormCAD V8i Provide Advanced Capabilities for Optioneering and Enhanced Decision Making

Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, today announced…

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. These flows end in bodies of water like the Chesapeake Bay and Puget Sound. As localities all over the…

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 (LID) concepts a seemingly regrettable consequence has emerged.  Topics specific to the broader adoption…

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…