Feb. 2, 2017 10:00
Researchers at the Rensseleaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, aren’t separating their work from play. In a recent series of experiments, they used the Kinect, a motion sensor for the Xbox gaming system, instead of costly sensors on its geotechnical centrifuge....
Feb. 1, 2017 12:00
A $95,000 grant from the Boeing Global Corporate Citizenship Program has been given to the Washington Stormwater Center to better educate businesses as to why stormwater regulations are important. The Puget Sound-based organization wants to make stormwater issues a reality for people who don’t see the direct results of pollution....
Feb. 1, 2017 10:00
As we enter the dawn of a new era, some of us are filled with optimism, while others are pessimistic, and still others are not sure. But there’s no question that our country will change. These changes will happen in many ways, but one thing I’m certain of is that we’re going to see a different business climate....
Feb. 1, 2017 10:00
BY RUSS SMITH “I needed to be able to adapt between doing small residential yards or a bit of commercial work, and occasionally putting bonded fiber matrix down on some steep hillsides,” Moore said. “I needed a machine that was easy to operate for one person, which could shoot that range of material....
Feb. 1, 2017 10:00
BY MELISSA HIGGINS Photos courtesy: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services. If you’re taking on a project that’s guaranteed to move around a lot of dirt, then one permit you’ll need to apply for is the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit....
Feb. 1, 2017 10:00
BY MARY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS-VILLANO But let’s take that broom out of the closet for a second. It’s an apt analogy, because when a better way of doing something comes along, it sweeps away older, less efficient methods. Similarly, geosynthetics have been almost as gamechanging for the erosion-control field....
Dec. 8, 2016 08:32
Eleven neighborhood associations and non-profits in Lexington, Kentucky, have been awarded more than $400,000 in grants to implement stormwater projects. The grants, funded by the Water Quality Ma...
Dec. 4, 2016 08:32
Moore Township is the first regional site to be checked by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for MS4 compliance of its separate municipal storm sewer systems. Infract...
Dec. 2, 2016 08:35
Researchers at the University of Arizona have discovered a steep increase in soil erosion following forest fires. “We found that wildfire was responsible for 99% of the total erosion over geol...
Nov. 30, 2016 08:31
Municipal officials in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, are submitting a ‘green first’ plan to deal with the region’s stormwater management problems. They hope to enact a green infrastructure ini...

In many ways, we are fortunate that, in our chosen profession, we are able to help people when certain disasters occur: the tornadoes in Missouri, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Georgia, the flooding in Louisiana, the snows in the northeastern part of the country, the rain in California, and the snow in Colorado....

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