Summer 2022

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Stormwater Management

Sweet, Sweet Summer

Aug. 10, 2022
On a recent trip to the Midwest, my seven-year-old experienced his first summer thunderstorm. The sudden shift in weather — from sunny and hot to gray skies speckled with lightning...
Photos courtesy Joshua Simpson Photography.
To address storm overflows and protect communities from flooding, cities are redesigning the urban environment utilizing a mixture of green and gray infrastructure approaches.
Green Infrastructure

Meaningful Mitigation

Aug. 10, 2022
Green infrastructure provides simple changes that can transform the feel of community while improving the resiliency of an urban city design.
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StormCon 2022 Preview

Aug. 10, 2022
This year's convention, featuring a wealth of conferences, workshops, exhibitions and networking opportunities for stormwater management professionals across the nation, will ...
Photos courtesy Forrester Cook.
Public owners and private developers often need a general strategy to assist prime contractors to achieve permit compliance.

Correcting Non-Compliance

Aug. 10, 2022
When a project falls into non-compliance, these field-demonstrated steps provide a standard approach that owners and developers can implement to restore permit fulfillment.
Photo by Carol Highsmith.
With over 1,150 feet of waterfront on the Piscataqua River and as the neighborhood’s lowest point, Prescott Park is a gateway for flooding. The master plan vision for the park puts resiliency improvements first.
Stormwater Management

Times Change, Designs Adapt

Aug. 10, 2022
In the face of climate change, Prescott Park in Portsmouth, N.H. needed a significant resiliency intervention utilizing collaboration, expertise, and cultural awareness.

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Photos by Daniel Gwartney.
One way to bridge the gap between public outreach initiatives and in-depth expressions of data is to convert the data to 3D models and render it in augmented reality.
Stormwater Management

A Flood of Information About Floods

Aug. 10, 2022
One Kansas city uses an augmented reality application for floodplain modeling to effectively communicate flood risk.
Photos courtesy Oldcastle Infrastructure.
A permeable paver system helped meet both the stormwater storage and water quality requirements within the footprint of the proposed parking areas.
Green Infrastructure

Bookish BMPs

Aug. 10, 2022
Florida’s Winter Park Library development retains and treats stormwater with the installation of permeable pavers.
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Stormwater and Trash/Plastics

Aug. 10, 2022
With growing awareness of the impact of trash and plastics on the environment, organizations will need to take bold action to reduce the costs that local governments could bear...
Photos courtesy Profile Products.
This Standard Solar project shows an example of how solar farms provide an opportunity for the vegetation establishment and erosion control industry in the future.
Erosion Control

A Solar Farm Soils Solution

Aug. 10, 2022
As contractors start to dive into the solar market, key erosion control strategies can help ensure site success.
Photos courtesy Filtrexx.
The EnviroSoxx by Filtrexx® removes a wide range of pollutants that includes hydrocarbons, nutrients, heavy metals, bacteria, and sediment.

Compost Filter Socks

Aug. 10, 2022
Naturally filtering BMPs keep pollutants out of waterways. The Filtrexx EnviroSoxx Industrial Blend compost filter sock now features drastic new improvements.