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2011-05-31 10:50:00

ATLANTA, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Geosyntec Consultants (Geosyntec) announced today it has been awarded funding under a Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) program for the design, installation, measurement, and analysis of a series of actively controlled, distributed green infrastructure ('high-performance green infrastructure") approaches for urban stormwater control. Geosyntec will demonstrate through this $175,000 research effort that the integration of currently available,...

2009-06-16 07:05:00

Bio-Retention Facility is Result of University-Community Partnership COLLEGE PARK, Md., June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Northeast Branch of the Anacostia River runs through the heart of Edmonston, Md. In somewhat of a give-and-take relationship, runoff from Edmonston's streets and parking lots carries many pollutants into the river; when it rains, the Anacostia "gives back" in the way of flash floods caused by overwhelming amounts of stormwater coming from upstream communities....

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2008-11-19 16:04:03

A group of scientists investigate innovative ways to manage urban stormwater runoff in the November-December issue of Journal of Environmental Quality. 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...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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