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USGS Measures Flooding in Arizona

August 22, 2014 - in Emergency, Projects, Stormwater, Water

U.S. Geological Survey field crews are measuring flooding after heavy rainfall occurred in northern portions of Maricopa County, Arizona. USGS scientists and technicians are measuring high flood flows on Skunk Creek, Cave Creek, New River, Agua Fria River,…

Mid-Atlantic Experiences the Most Nuisance Flooding Since the 1960s

August 18, 2014 - in Projects, Stormwater

Eight of the top 10 U.S. cities that have seen an increase in so-called “nuisance flooding”--which causes such public inconveniences as frequent road…

EPA Launches Third-annual Campus RainWorks Challenge

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is launching its third-annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, a prize contest that engages college students in developing…

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 front entrance serves a purpose that goes well beyond aesthetics. The system of basins, trenches,…

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 the availability of its new SewerGEMS, SewerCAD, CivilStorm, and StormCAD V8i (SELECTseries 4) products…

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…