Stormwater Management News

  • 2017 among the three warmest years recorded

    For all of us, as 2017 proves one of the three warmest years on record, climate change presents a greater risk of sickness or death than it did four decades ago, the United Nations says. And for some of the world’s poorest people, the consequences of unpredictable weather caused by changing climate mean devastating disruption to their daily lives. The news comes from the  ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Drening for Stormwater Management at Orio Al Serio Airport in Bergamo

    The parking lot of Orio al Serio Airport in Bergamo has recently been affected by expansion works which allowed to add 1500 car parks to the other 1500 already existing ones. Paving a large ground surface is an intervention that affects rainwater’s natural infiltration into the subsoil, with the consequent risk of floodings and damages to ...


    By Geoplast US Corp.

  • Residential area protected against flooding with new WaReg 3.0

    To provide peace of mind, We at Wapro have designed the WaReg 3.0 to reach the designed flow quickly to initiate regulation and never exceed the outflow requirements. The engineers at Wapro have ensured that WaReg 3.0 is insensitive to debris, sludge and solids normally found in storm water drains. This world-unique product works in real life situations, with all that this encompasses. ...


    By Wapro AB

  • CH2M to design coastal resiliency solutions in Manhattan

    The New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC), the primary capital construction project manager that builds many of the civic facilities in New York City, has selected CH2M as part of a team to deliver preliminary and final design services for the East Side Coastal Resiliency (ESCR) project in the borough of Manhattan. A mitigation ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Streamflow and Springflow Data for Comal and San Marcos Rivers, Texas Now Available Online

    The Comal and San Marcos Springs, the two largest springs in Texas, provide water for supply and recreational uses, as well as habitat for endangered and threatened species. Understanding the amount of springflow is critical for water resource managers to make daily decisions on balancing multiple water needs, particularly during periods of low flow. Historically, information on Comal and San ...

  • Coastal cities at risk from rapid sea-level rise with warming above two degree

    The first predications of coastal sea level with warming of two degrees by 2040 show an average rate of increase three times higher than the 20th century rate of sea level rise. These predictions have been published today in the ...

  • BBA Pumps Introduces the New 700 mm - Ultra High Flow Pump

    It represents a manufacturing milestone of which we are extremely proud. With a pumping capacity of 130 m3/min (7800 m3/hour), this giant is the largest mobile pump produced in the history of BBA Pumps. In addition to the pump performance, the ...


    By BBA Pumps

  • 2016 Fall Conference and Stormwater Expo

    October 11-12, 2016 Booth #34 ...


    By Nilex

  • Best of British: RainCatcher’s Best Selling, British-Made Rainwater Products

    Here at RainCatcher we pride ourselves on British-made quality when it comes to Rainwater Harvesting. Our family run business continuously researches, develops and innovates in a bid to bring about small incremental change that when accumulated with other solutions, such as EcoGrid permeable paving, will have a measurable impact on the environment and quality of life for those living in ...

  • EHS&S news from around the web, July 2016

    The Job Accomodation Network is a great resource to learn about workplace disability accomodations. PRI looks at Rotterdam as a great example of how to deal with rising sea levels. Bloomberg BNA reports on the  ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Warning! Beware of Stormwater Product!

    Warning about stormwater insert being sold under the trademark “SafeDrain” In 2004, Cameron M. Colson patented a leading storm water drain insert that utilized a butterfly valve mounted inside the storm water pan that aided in spill control. This storm water pollution prevention design, while being very effective at containment, has ...

  • When sea levels rise, damage costs rise even faster

    Damages from extreme events like floods are even more relevant than the mean sea level itself when it comes to the costs of climate impacts for coastal regions. However, while it is now rather well understood how sea-levels will rise in the future, only small progress has been made estimating how the implied damage for cities at the coasts will increase during the next decades. A team of ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Seas are rising way faster than any time in past 2,800 years

    Sea levels on Earth are rising several times faster than they have in the past 2,800 years and are accelerating because of man-made global warming, according to new studies. An international team of scientists dug into two dozen locations across the globe to chart gently rising and falling seas over centuries and millennia. Until the 1880s and the world's industrialization, the fastest seas rose ...


    By Associated Press

  • Jason-3 Launches to Monitor Global Sea Level Rise

    Jason-3, a U.S.-European oceanography satellite mission with NASA participation that will continue a nearly quarter-century record of tracking global sea level rise, lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California Sunday at 10:42 a.m. PST (1:42 p.m. EST) aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Jason-3 is an international mission led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ...

  • Rising Sea Levels – The New Reality

    Water may be flowing from the Greenland icecap and into the sea more quickly than anybody expected. It doesn’t mean that global warming has got conspicuously worse: rather, researchers have had to revise their understanding of the intricate physiology of the northern hemisphere’s biggest icecap. Climate calculations Since ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Presto`s Porous Pavements Offer Stormwater Contributions at Nature Preserve

    Presto Geosystems’ GEOPAVE® porous pavements were utilized along with other environmental and sustainable products in a popular Wisconsin nature preserve, The Ridges Sanctuary, in their pursuit for a LEED® Platinum rating. With certification expected by year-end, this facility will be the first LEED® certified commercial building in Wisconsin’s Door County. In addition to ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • EPA Enforcement Ensures that Solar Company Follows Stormwater Discharge Requirements at Warren, Mass. Facility

    A settlement signed recently by a company that builds solar power facilities in Massachusetts will remind construction companies that the US Environmental Protection Agency continues to protect the environment from illegal discharges of stormwater. Borrego Solar Systems, Inc., of San Diego, Calif., will pay a $90,000 penalty, settling EPA claims that it failed to follow requirements for ...

  • LimnoTech Project Featured in Webcast

    A LimnoTech project will be featured in a webcast by the Chesapeake Stormwater Network on December 3 at 12:00 pm. The webcast will feature winners of the 2015 Best Urban BMP in the Bay Award. Winning projects were evaluated on their effectiveness in using Best Management Practices (BMPs) to meet a number of stormwater management criteria. LimnoTech’s project, managed by Ryan O’Banion ...


    By LimnoTech Inc.

  • San Juan, Puerto Rico Agrees to Make Investments in Clean Water

    Under a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Municipality of San Juan has agreed to make substantial upgrades to its storm sewer systems throughout the city. The upgrades and related cleaning activities are aimed at eliminating or minimizing daily discharges of large volumes of untreated sewage from the Municipality’s storm sewers, ...

  • The warmer the higher: sea-level rise from Filchner-Ronne ice in Antarctica

    The more ice is melted of the Antarctic Filchner-Ronne shelf, the more ice flows into the ocean and the more the region contributes to global sea-level rise. While this might seem obvious, it is no matter of course for the huge ice masses of Antarctica: parts of the ice continent are characterized by instabilities that, once triggered, can lead to persistent ice discharge into the ocean even ...

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