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Dec 4 2020
After the Carr Fire in California in 2018, which burned 229,651 acres in Shasta and Trinity counties and destroyed 1,604 structures, the Western…
Dec 1 2020
I cannot believe it is already time for our November/December issue. What a year it has been. In this issue, we wrap up a challenging year but not…
Dec 1 2020
In September, Clear Lake City Water Authority completed work on the second phase of Exploration Green, a 178-acre flood control project in Houston.…
Dec 1 2020
It is safe to say that 2020 has been unlike any other. The word “unprecedented” has become a part of every day newspeak. In March, states and other…
Nov 18 2020
When thinking about conserving and keeping our limited freshwater supplies safe, three types of solutions spring to mind. Street sweepers, winter…
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photo: moxumbic / stock.adobe.com
Nov 11 2020
The continued functioning of integrated storm water management systems is crucial. These systems that channel, contain and convey storm water…
NMSA Executive Director Seth Brown provides an update on how COVID-19 is impacting the storm water industry.
NMSA Executive Director Seth Brown provides an update on how COVID-19 is impacting the storm water industry.
Nov 5 2020
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact many facets of life, SWS Managing Editor Katie Johns spoke with various industry association leaders…
IECA President Adam Dibble discusses how the coronavirus pandemic is continuing to impact the industry
IECA President Adam Dibble discusses how the coronavirus pandemic is continuing to impact the industry
Nov 4 2020
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact many facets of life, SWS Managing Editor Katie Johns spoke with various industry association leaders…
SWEMA President Derek Berg provides an update on how COVID-19 is impacting the storm water industry
SWEMA President Derek Berg provides an update on how COVID-19 is impacting the storm water industry
Nov 3 2020
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact many facets of life, SWS Managing Editor Katie Johns spoke with various industry association leaders…
Oct 26 2020
COVID-19 has dramatically impacted the health and well-being of millions of people around the world. But watersheds are also paying a price. During…
The project specification stated that the flow capacity must not be less than 90% of the existing culverts’s flow capacity.
The project specification stated that the flow capacity must not be less than 90% of the existing culverts’s flow capacity.
Oct 19 2020
Planning for a new highway to bypass urban congestion in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) began in the 1950s. In 1997, the central portion of the…
Oct 13 2020
Up until recently, homeowners along Watkins Lake in Waterford Township, Michigan, were pretty much focused on plentiful fishing, beautiful views and…
Oct 13 2020
One of the key components for turning part of this former industrial park into a 2,000 unit residential, pedestrian-oriented development – POD - was…
wastewater treatment plant
A rock check dam near the Coggon (Iowa) Wastewater Treatment Plant helps slow and pool the runoff to encourage infiltration and improve water quality.
Oct 13 2020
Nearly all municipalities require some level of storm water management for site improvements. Those requirements may include adding runoff retention…
Oct 13 2020
Education is key to choosing a high-quality, cost-effective, long-lasting material for infrastructure piping systems. Moving beyond convention to…
permeable paver
The finished project has 44,000 square feet of permeable pavers that were mechanically installed.
Oct 13 2020
Located in the expansive Novant Cotswold Medical district on Randolph Road in Charlotte, North Carolina, a new office building designed to support a…
fine debris
A close-up comparison of fine debris and joint stone.
Oct 13 2020
Permeable segmental paving — using a field of precisely spaced pavers atop a bed of precisely layered aggregates — has really come into its own as a…
kelley erosion control
Claudia Chambers and Kym Kelley are co-owners of Kelley Erosion Control.
Oct 12 2020
Kym Kelley and Claudia Chambers started out as competitors, but in 1983, they joined forces and now both work for Kelley Erosion Control covering…
Oct 12 2020
Kristin Darby, EIT CPESC, is a storm water engineer at Grenier Engineering, PC in Waterbury, Vermont. Her job includes storm water design and…
Keisha Brown
Keisha Brown
Oct 12 2020
Research shows a lack of women leaders represented in the water sector. In the storm water industry, leadership remains predominantly male for key…
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