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Enhancing Sustainable Communities with Green Infrastructure

A guide to help communities better manage stormwater while achieving other environmental, public health, social, and economic benefits. Read More

Green Infrastructure (EPA)

Green infrastructure uses natural hydrologic features to manage water and provide environmental and community benefits. By improving the environment and preserving open space, green infrastructure supports sustainable communities. Read More

Nonpoint Pollution for Municipal Officials (NEMO): Tools and Resources

Basic NEMO (Nonpoint source pollution Education for Municipal Officials) presentations, fact sheets, and soap box articles regarding the link between land use and water quality. NEMO has come to stand for outreach programs that provide resources that allow for good land use planning and site design that balances growth AND environmental protection. Read More

Comparison of Maintenance Cost, Labor Demands, and System Performance for LID and Conventional Stormwater Management

The perception of the maintenance demands of low impact development (LID) systems represents a significant barrier to the acceptance of LID technologies. Despite the increasing use of LID over the past two decades, stormwater managers still have minimal documentation in regard to the frequency, intensity, and costs associated with LID operations and maintenance. Due to increasing requirements for more effective treatment of runoff and the proliferation of total maximum daily load (TMDL) requirements, there is a greater need for more documented maintenance information for planning and implementation of stormwater control measures (SCMs). This study examined seven different types of SCMs for the first 2-4 years of operations and studied maintenance demands in the context of personnel hours, costs, and system pollutant removal. Read More

Civil Infrastructure: Advanced Sensing Technologies and Advanced Repair Materials for the Infrastructure: Water Systems, Dams, Levees, Bridges, Roads, and Highways

An 11-page draft of a white paper on the needed improvements in cost-effective inspection and monitoring of critical infrastructure systems and transformational improvements in materials and technologies for application of these materials. Read More

Rivervision: Consensus Plan C

Map of urban wetlands and green spaces along the Mississippi River at Davenport, IA and Rock Island, IL Read More

Case Study: Low Impact Development

This case study of low impact development efforts in The Village At Springbrook Farms in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, includes a six-minute video and the results of five non-structural “best management practices” (BMPs) incorporated into the final site design. This Web site includes links to seven other case studies involving stormwater management. Read More

Books on Global Warming

A list of recommended books on global warming and climate change for science, business, and children. Read More

The Wastewater Treatment Plant of the Future

A 13-page report on the management of wastewater today and innovative technology for the future. Notebook: Scientific Chronicles, 17 Read More

Stormwater Management Techniques in Use at EPA Headquarters

The stormwater management techniques employed in EPA’s Headquarters Low Impact Development (LID) projects include several best management practices such as: bioretention cells, cisterns, permeable pavement, permeable pavers, and soil amendments. Read More


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