“Other languages like French and German often use more exact terms than English for 'stormwater' and 'wastewater', and this changes how relationships and worth are perceived,” states Robert Hicks.
2006 thru 2010
Andy Reese (120p)
The article is provocative in pointing out that some methodologies can be used to obtain any number of “correct” answers. This approach contrasts with a compilation of current and acceptable state of the practice.
Story #1 – cover (475p)
ISMP Course Correction Series – November 2010
The Community Charter empowers British Columbia municipalities with extensive and very specific tools to proactively manage the complete spectrum of rainfall events in order to protect stream an watershed health.
NYC Green Infrastructure Plan – cover (360p) – October 2010
The advantage of the green infrastructure approach is that it delivers the same degree of water retention as “grey,” but at a much lower price. When coupled with the traditional approach, it will allow the city to reduce sewer overflows into its waterways by 40% by 2030.
The problem is that paved surfaces contribute to stormwater pollution. The solution is clear. Removal of impervious pavements will reconnect people to the natural world.
The EPA is in the process of developing a comprehensive strategy for incorporating green infrastructure more broadly into its clean water rules.
Implementing LID for New Development in the United States: What are the implications of changing regulations to allow or require developers to use low-impact-development practices?
The policy makers have jumped on the low-impact development (LID) bandwagon and have given the marching orders to staff: LID for everyone! Come back with an implementation plan.
Green Infrastructure Is Cheaper and Better for Stormwater Control, says research report prepared for Illinois EPA
Conventional stormwater systems – structures such as curbs and gutters, detention ponds and storm sewers – are inadequate to handle the stormwater that will result from future development. In some places, those systems are inadequate for current needs.
Don Moore (1959-2008) was a commonsense practitioner; he was not captive to terminology. Part of his legacy is being the catalyst for looking at drainage differently in 2004. In March 2005, he was the driving force in organizing the Let it Rain Conference, hosted by the Institute of Urban Ecology at Douglas College in New Westminster.
Kansas City, Missouri, could provide a model for incorporation of green infrastructure toward solving sewage overflow issues
This will be one of the largest municipal green infrastructure project undertaken anywhere in the United States.