We have curated some of the top news stories in the stormwater industry from this past month, as well as a few other items of interest. We appreciate you taking the time to read our ezine and hope that you find this stormwater related news as interesting and informative as we do.
Until next month, please work safe and stay safe.
The Construction EcoServices Staff
TOP STORMWATER NEWS
The narrator may be a bit dry, but the content of this video isn’t. After the one minute high-level overview of Green Infrastructure, this video takes a look at three great example Green Stormwater Infrastructure Projects that have been completed within the last five years: Sheldon Lake State Park, Exploration Green Detention Basin and Wetlands, and Ghirardi Family Watersmart Park.
This video identifies some of the key challenges with grant funded SWM BMP retrofits and highlights the importance of collaboration and maintenance as part of the process.
In southern Italy, the pristinely preserved remains of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii have mystified historians and archaeologists since they were rediscovered nearly 300 years ago. Ongoing expeditions continue to reveal new details about the city and its people, believed to have been decimated by the sudden eruption of nearby Mount Vesuvius around 79 CE. After the entire system is cleared of debris and the drains are reopened, the tunnels will soon convey stormwater runoff for the first time in nearly 2,000 years, according to APP.
Instead of working against nature, we must look to it as an essential partner in building resilience for communities and economies. For instance, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and partners recently produced a study that answers an important question related to flooding: “What would cost American taxpayers more? Paying now to protect undeveloped areas that are likely to flood in the coming decades? Or, allowing development to proceed based on current projections and paying for subsequent flood damages?” The study, published in Nature Sustainability, identified an area roughly the size of Colorado in 100-year floodplains where conservation would be an economically sound way to avoid future flood damages. And for just over 21,000 square miles of this area, the benefits are at least five times the cost, meaning that a dollar invested in floodplain protection today returns at least $5 in savings from avoided flood damages in the future.
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The 3-Webinars Series Event:
- Today, May 6th @ 10:00 AM (CDT)
Extreme Erosion: Erosion Control Solutions That Solved Serious Problems
- Wednesday, May13th @ 10:00 AM (CDT)
Mission Impossible: Infiltrating Soils That Weren’t Meant to Infiltrate
- Wednesday, May 20th @ 10:00 AM (CDT)
Future of Stormwater Innovation | A Round Table Discussion
NOTE: if you are a non-member of the IECA and wish to attend these webinars, having a free IECA user account set up is required prior to event registration. The event registration process on the IECA website is less confusing if you create your free account first. Then, go to the event page and complete the event registration process.
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- Flattening the Curve: Not THAT Curve, The Hydrograph
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Construction EcoServices Helps Remember The Alamo
Construction EcoServices and Clark Construction are moving The Alamo Cenotaph, a memorial located near the front of the Alamo that stands to commemorate the men and women who chose to defend the Alamo rather than surrender despite overwhelming odds. Built in 1936, growing infrastructure around the monument has led to the need to move it some 200 yards. A small but important job, EcoServices will be there to help preserve this impressive memorial.
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