Category: Stormwater management

The National Stormwater Conference Earth Day Celebration Highlights Green Infrastructure as the #SolutionToPollution

In anticipation of Earth Day on April 22, StormCon, the national stormwater and surface water quality conference, has launched a brand-new Earth Day campaign, #SolutionToPollution, to promote low-impact development practices and other green infrastructure as the go-to solution to prevent stormwater pollution across the country. Green infrastructure refers to rain gardens, green roofs, permeable pavement, bioswales, and other engineered-as-natural stormwater systems that rely on soil and vegetation to infiltrate, evapotranspirate, and/or harvest stormwater runoff.

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17th Annual Stormwater Conference Announces Six Pre-Conference Workshops

The PDH- and CEU-accredited StormCon pre-conference workshops on Monday, August 13, 2018 offer highly interactive, focused sessions for engineers; consultants; federal, state, and local stormwater organizations; and staff. Aimed at cultivating positive and fruitful discussion, the pre-conference workshops will focus on emerging challenges and the latest strategies, best management practices (BMPs), and technologies in stormwater and surface water quality pollution prevention and mitigation.

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StormCon Announces 2018 Call for Papers

StormCon is the largest event dedicated exclusively to stormwater and surface-water professionals in North America. From August 12–16, 2018, the stormwater industry’s leading voices will gather at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center to exchange ideas and solutions for eliminating stormwater pollution. StormCon is seeking abstracts in six program tracks.

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The New Paradigm for EcoDistrict On-Site Water Management

Discover how green infrastructure can help achieve city regulations consistent with LEED credits of Water Efficiency, Sustainable Sites with Surface Water management, and Innovation with Black Water re-use; and learn about what operations and maintenance practices are required to install and maintain green infrastructure long term.

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ASLA convenes blue ribbon panel on climate change and resilience

“ASLA has identified climate change as a key issue for its members, and for society at large,” said Nancy Somerville, Hon. ASLA, executive vice president and CEO of ASLA. “The recent devastating and real impacts of natural disasters such as hurricanes Harvey and Irma highlight the need for policy makers, both state and local, to invest in thoughtful and climate-resilient solutions to systemic infrastructure issues.” 

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Philadelphia Water Department Recognizes Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as Pioneer in Stormwater Management

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, Philadelphia Water Department Commissioner Debra McCarty and City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell joined executives from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) for a rooftop ceremony recognizing sustainable design and cutting-edge green stormwater management systems at the Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care on Wednesday.

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Q&A with Katie Bartolotta, Policy and Program Manager, Delaware Valley Green Building Council

To achieve a truly sustainable built environment, organizations such as the DVGBC are driving the green building movement in local communities across the country. The DVGBC is working diligently to get everyone on board, provide forums in which to share best practices and promote the importance of green building and sustainability. PRISM was given the opportunity to ask Katie Bartolotta, Policy and Program Manager, Delaware Valley Green Building Council, questions about their current green buildings programs as well as their goals to further sustainability in the built environment in this region.

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Energy Innovation Center achieves LEED Platinum certification

“This project, capped off by its LEED Platinum certification, is an example of what can be done when we all work together,” said County Executive Rich Fitzgerald. “The preservation of this building, its reimagining and its place as a center for innovation in our community has all come about because of unique partnerships. Today’s announcement is just one more accolade and recognition to those who made this possible that their work and collaboration was successful. I congratulate all those involved on this significant accomplishment.”

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The Whitehall opens spectacular green roof

The Whitehall roof-top park, a $6.5 million project, was designed by Genie Masucci, principal of G. Masucci Architects, LLC, in consultation with Site Works, one of the landscape consultants to Manhattan’s renowned High Line.

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Sound Transit recently broke ground on its new Operations and Maintenance Facility (OMF) East, which will service and house light rail vehicles for the growing fleet in the Puget Sound area. Courtesy of Stantec

Sound Transit recently broke ground on its new Operations and Maintenance Facility (OMF) East, which will service and house light rail vehicles for the growing fleet in the Puget Sound area. Courtesy of Stantec

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