Stormwater Magazine – Nov/Dec 2011 issue – cover (475p)
The article by Kim Stephens and Jim Dumont is a thoughtful review of the divergent goals of rainwater management in the US and Canada written from a British Columbia perspective.
In the Community
The program encourages organizations to make a commitment to the environment. Healthy streams, even very small ones, are an asset to the community.
More rational decisions on treatment system selection and design would occur if stormwater engineers adopted a concept long established in other branches of engineering: unit processes and unit operations
The briefing report on Multi-Functional Urban Green Infrastructure is aimed at policy-makers and practitioners and discusses the drivers and barriers to increasing green infrastructure provision in towns and cities.
Stomwater Treatment by Dr. Gary Minton – cover (198×270)
The distinction between the “engineered filter” and “nature’s filter” has blurred. The underdrain system is soil rather than pipes. The filter media is the native soil. But it is becoming more common to specify engineered media.
Local government action and support are resulting in a continuous increase of the number of LID projects which mimic natural rainwater processes such as infiltration.
In 2005 Bruce Ferguson completed the first comprehensive guide to porous pavements, which have been called “the holy grail of environmental site design” and “potentially the biggest development in urban watersheds since the invention of the automobile.”
Permeable Pavers – photo
Stormwater Magazine – September 2009
Permeable pavement is one of four recommended low-impact development (LID) methods promoted in an LID manual being developed by Sarasota County, Florida, and the Southwest Florida Water Management District.
In the January 2009 issue of Stormwater magazine, writer Christopher Estes presents monitoring data for three sites in the North Carolina Piedmont that demonstrate the success of rainwater/stormwater infiltation in clay soils.
In 2004 the Occidental Arts & Ecology Center (OAEC) in Sonoma County established the WATER Institute (Watershed Advocacy, Training, Education & Research) to promote an understanding of the importance of healthy watersheds to healthy communities. OAEC’s WATER Institute builds upon their many years of regional watershed research, restoration, advocacy, community organizing, and activism.