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  • Innovyze Releases InfoSWMM Sustain for Comprehensive Urban Stormwater Treatment and Analysis

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced the worldwide release of InfoSWMM Sustain. Designed in response to the needs of watershed and stormwater engineering professionals, this power tool lets users develop, evaluate, and select ...


    By Innovyze

  • Innovyze Unveils InfoSWMM Sustain for Comprehensive Urban Stormwater Treatment and Analysis

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced the second quarter 2015 release of InfoSWMM Sustain. Designed in response to the needs of watershed and stormwater engineering professionals, this power tool lets users develop, evaluate, and select optimal best management practice (BMP) combinations at various ...


    By Innovyze

  • Reducing stormwater damage

    When an area is changing from rural to urban, city planners try to measure the impact of development on a whole host of 'quality of life' factors. What will happen to traffic patterns? Will the community need new schools? Who will provide water and sewer services, with how much capacity? These are tough questions, but they are measureable. On the other hand, the pressure of urbanization on ...

  • Large flow stormwater separators

    View Our Extensive Line of Products One of the biggest threats to our nation's clean water supply is surface runoff from certain urban and industrial areas. Another major source of groundwater contamination comes from leaking fuel oil and gasoline tanks associated with fueling stations, tank farms and ...


    By Mercer International Inc.

  • Blue Roofs for Stormwater Control

    BOSTON - On Tuesday, September 28, 2010, New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, spoke from the roof of P.S. 118 in Queens on technologies that the City will be considering to reduce stormwater flow impacts to wastewater treatment plants.  One of the technologies, blue roofs, uses site-specific retention systems to ...


    By GeoSyntec Consultants, Inc.

  • Stormwater newsletter premiers today

    Today saw the premier of a new publication designed to keep water quality professionals informed about activities and developments related to the topic of stormwater — a subject of comprehensive and rapidly expanding portfolio at the Water Environment Federation (WEF). ...

  • Support for wastewater and stormwater systems

    The City of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, has chosen InfoSWMM software as its advanced sanitary sewer and stormwater modeling and design solution. The decision helps the city leverage its investment in ArcGIS technology from ESRI (Redlands, CA) by giving it the most technologically advanced GIS-centric software platform available for managing and operating its wastewater and stormwater systems. ...

  • Turning stormwater into drinking water

    CSIRO scientists have bottled ‘Recharge’ , pure drinking water that was once stormwater. “This is an exciting demonstration of the value of stormwater and the drinking water that can be produced from it by using a combination of natural treatment processes and engineered methods,” CSIRO’s Water for a Healthy Country Flagship Urban Water Stream Leader Dr Peter Dillon said. The water was captured ...

  • InfoSWMM Sustain Generation V2.0 Delivers Significant Advancements for Comprehensive Urban Stormwater Treatment and Analysis

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced worldwide availability of the V2.0 Generation of its industry-leading InfoSWMM Sustain for comprehensive urban stormwater treatment and analysis. The new version lets users quickly and ...


    By Innovyze

  • City of Waterloo Uses 2D Urban Flood Modelling to Evaluate Stormwater Management Alternatives

    During the past 5 years the City of Waterloo, Ontario has been receiving an increasing number of reports of localized flooding of residential properties and roadways in some of the older neighborhoods of the city. In one particular area, a sag in the road way and low-lying adjacent properties have resulted in significant flood damage to several homes and pooling of water in excess of 1 m deep ...


  • Cleaning up the effects of stormwater with biofilters

    Stormwater in urban areas can have negative effects on both the quantity and quality of surface- and ground-waters. Biofiltration systems are a popular form of water treatment, but information on their performance with stormwater is limited to laboratory studies. This research is the first to evaluate three biofiltration systems in practice. Biofiltration systems (otherwise known as biofilters, ...

  • Bigger and better Stormwater BMP database

    There is no end to the creativity in stormwater management programs. A newly designed website now makes it much easier for stormwater professionals to evaluate best management practices (BMPs), to make sure that their creativity produces an effective and reliable system. Improvements in the International Stormwater BMP Database were recently unveiled ...

  • Urban water ecology

    Sewage overflows are a fact of life in urban areas, and in many cities, excess sewage water enters streams and lakes with rain runoff. Although this pollution is harmful to most organisms, there is one group of insects that thrives on it: mosquitoes. Luis Fernando Chaves, a post-doctoral researcher at Emory University, and his team discovered mosquitoes in abundance in a sewage-contaminated ...

  • The Ebb and Flow of Urban Water

    The average homeowner in Canada pays about a penny for every three litres of water they consume. Because water is so cheap, not many people pay attention to their water bills. Nor do they think twice when they pay over a hundred times as much for virtually the same water in a plastic bottle purchased at a convenience store. We flush our toilets, wash our laundry and brush our teeth every day ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Urban trees enhance water infiltration

    Global land use patterns and increasing pressures on water resources demand creative urban stormwater management. Traditional stormwater management focuses on regulating the flow of runoff to waterways, but generally does little to restore the hydrologic cycle disrupted by extensive pavement and compacted urban soils with low permeability. The lack of infiltration opportunities affects ...

  • EPA acts to strengthen stormwater pollution controls in guam

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a decision to require all dischargers of urban stormwater in Guam to obtain permits to control pollution in runoff from urbanized areas of the island. Today’s action designates all current and future municipal stormwater sources in Guam to follow Clean Water Act permitting requirements. Municipal stormwater is a leading cause of water ...

  • EPA Cites 14 Municipalities for Stormwater Violations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has cited 14 municipalities in Pennsylvania and Maryland for stormwater violations, nine of which are within the Chesapeake Bay watershed. “EPA, in partnership with the states, is taking clear steps to protect the water quality of local streams and rivers,” said Jon M. Capacasa, director of the Water Protection Division for EPA’s mid-Atlantic region. ...

  • Grants recipient list released for stormwater projects

    In its latest effort to preserve and improve the health of vital waterways, the Chesapeake Bay Trust and the Environmental Protection Agency will bestow grants totaling over $800,000 to 17 organizations from Pennsylvania to Southern Virginia through the partnership’s annual “Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Towns” (G3) program. The grant, which funds implementation of ...

  • Two-Dimensional hydrodynamic stormwater and overland flow modeling

    InfoSWMM 2D is a geospatial modeling solution for building and analysing comprehensive 2D models that simulate urban stormwater, sanitary sewers, river flooding and pollutant transport. The application allows engineers to accurately model two-dimensional (2D) above-ground urban and rural flooding combined with the power of one-dimensional (1D) hydraulic and water quality sewer systems analysis - ...

  • EPA Orders Pennsylvania Municipalities to Improve Stormwater Management

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it has sent orders to 85 municipalities in north central and northeast Pennsylvania requiring improvements to their programs for managing stormwater. EPA issued the orders to augment Pennsylvania’s efforts to ensure effective stormwater management programs are in place to improve water quality in local streams and the Chesapeake ...

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