Managing Rainwater for Urban Sustainability Using Trees and Structural Soils

    Stormwater Management: Using trees and structural soils – manual cover (360p)
    Researchers know that urban forests, like rural forest land, can play a pivotal role in rainwater/stormwater mitigation. Structural soil reservoirs may provide new opportunities for meeting engineering, environmental, and greenspace management needs in urban areas.

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    Pervious Pavers: Choosing products and installation methods

    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.

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    United States National Research Council concludes that EPA Stormwater Program Needs a Significant Overhaul

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's stormwater program — which oversees stormwater discharged by cities, industries, and construction activities — needs radical changes if it is to improve the quality of the nation’s waters, says a new report from the National Research Council. It recommends that permits be based on watershed boundaries, and the program focus on the impact of increased water volume rather than chemical pollutants.

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    WATER Institute at the Occidental Arts & Ecology Center in Sonoma County

    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.

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