“Daylighting—the practice of restoring a stream that had been routed through a culvert back to its natural state—is becoming a more common stormwater trend throughout the United States,” writes Carol Brzozowski .
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Seattle is promoting new and helpful alternatives to traditional stormwater management.
Cities like New York and Chicago — faced with aging infrastructure and pressure from environmentalists — are taking steps to reduce the amount of storm water that needs to be drained.
US scientists and their collaborators found a way to improve the ability of compost filled mesh tubes called filter socks to remove contaminants.
High Point’s 34 blocks constitute the largest natural drainage system in the USA. The system was designed to protect the Longfellow Creek watershed, one of four major watersheds in Seattle. High Point covers 10% of the watershed, Seattle’s most productive for the spawning of coho salmon.
Greening the Built Environment in Washington, DC: Mission of grassroots initiative is to restore the tree canopy
Casey Trees was established in 2001 with a goal of restoring, enhancing and protecting the tree canopy of the Nation's Capital. In the years that have followed, Casey Trees has established itself as a local, national and international leader in urban forestry
Pulling Together the Pieces of the Stormwater Puzzle: Porous pavement and other techniques in Portland
Engineers and landscape architects are developing realistic strategies to manage rainwater runoff in a manner that improves water quality through treatment, infiltrates a portion of the runoff, and slows the flow to reduce storm surge.
We already know the best, cheapest solutions for curbing rainwater/stormwater runoff. In this series, Sightline Daily editor Lisa Stiffler investigates the fixes for stormwater–and what they cost.
The street retrofit project includes rain gardens and bioretention ponds that are expected to capture up to 90% of the rainwater runoff.