“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.

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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.

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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.

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Philadelphia Stepping Forward In “Green” Movement

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.”

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Watershed Planning and Rainwater Management: Creating the Future in the City of Coquitlam

“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.

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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.

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