“After expanding its analysis of potential ways to reduce CSOs, Philadelphia chose a Green Stormwater Infrastructure approach over more traditional engineered solutions and is addressing the total water balance, where all components of water supply, stormwater and wastewater are managed in a closed loop,” states Mark Maimone.
United States EPA awards grant to University of Pennsylvania research team to assess Philadelphia's green infrastructure
“It’s entirely possible if you give people the right information and appeal to them in different ways, they’ll react differently. We’re going to study which social and economic factors dictate why people might be able to build green infrastructure,” says David Hsu.
“Temple University is becoming the focal point for stormwater management in the Philadelphia region," says Jeffrey Featherstone
“We will examine real-estate assessments of properties near green infrastructure and compare them to assessments for similar properties elsewhere,” Featherstone explained. “If green infrastructure can increase property values, it can assist in raising the city’s tax base and be a catalyst for the revitalization of the city,” stated Jeffrey Featherstone.
Drainage Modelling in the 21st Century: "What we now know about what drives a successful model," explains Dr. Charles Rowney
“I do a lot of talking around North America and elsewhere about models and model requirements. As a result, I have been able to distil a synthesis of the opinions of several hundred people from all around the world who I consider to be the premier people in their field. When we discussed the question…what are the major issues?…seven themes emerged,” stated Charles Rowney.
Designing for Tomorrow 2014: Alberta partnership presents "14th Annual Stormwater Management Courses"
“QUALYHYMO is an approved rainfall-runoff model for The City of Calgary. As an alternative to the sledgehammer of SWMM, the new QUALHYMO is of specific interest for a holistic water quantity + quality evaluation of LID features on private sites. We are privileged to have Dr. Charles Rowney, the author of this model, presenting this course in person,” states Leta van Duin.
EPA Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe says Philadelphia is leading by example in implementing green infrastructure storm water management practices. “Storm water management, which sounds like such a dry subject, although it is very wet, is turning into something much bigger.”
“The Case Profile describes how the City of Coquitlam has evolved an effective and adaptable approach to watershed-based community planning. By telling the stories of those who are spearheading changes in practice, this helps other local governments eliminate the ‘disconnect between information and implementation’ that may otherwise hold them back,” states Kim Stephens.
Integrated Watershed Management: “Develop approaches which balance idealism with pragmatism,” says Peter Steblin, Coquitlam City Manager
“We have arrived at a good place, but the journey has not been easy. In fact, we had to work our way through some pretty contentious periods. We persevered, we adapted and we progressed. We want other local governments to know about the good, the bad and the ugly of the Coquitlam story so that they may learn from our experience and know that it is okay to stumble,” states Peter Steblin.
Implementing Rainwater Management: “Primer on Land Development Process in BC” released at 2013 UBCM Annual Convention
“There is a knowledge vacuum in BC. and this has resulted in a gap between awareness of what needs to be done, and the capability of local government staff and others to implement standards of practice that will ultimately achieve the goal of mimicking the natural Water Balance following development,” states Jim Dumont.