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2014-07-22 04:20:42

PORTLAND, Ore., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In less than two weeks Portland, Oregon will host StormCon 2014, the largest annual stormwater pollution prevention conference in the country. Improperly managed stormwater runoff can cause flooding and significant erosion, damage streams, and carry excessive nutrients, sediment, metals, volatile organic compounds, and other pollutants downstream. Green infrastructure solutions can supplement our sewer systems to help prevent flooding, at...

2014-07-15 12:23:05

Attend StormCon August 3-7 PORTLAND, Ore., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Urbanization poses an array of challenges. Most people already live in cities now, but by 2030 two-thirds of the world population will reside in an urban area. Some stormwater problems need more than just an engineering solution. Urbanized areas generally contain large portions of impervious surfaces such as roads, rooftops and parking lots that channel stormwater directly into local streams, rivers, and other...

2014-07-08 08:22:05

PORTLAND, Ore., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In recent years, EPA has been cracking down on storm-water violations at residential and commercial construction sites. Urbanized areas generally contain large portions of impervious surfaces such as roads, rooftops and parking lots that channel stormwater directly into local streams, rivers, and other water bodies. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130529/LA22573LOGO Improperly managed stormwater runoff from urbanized areas can cause...

2014-07-02 12:23:58

PORTLAND, Ore., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stormwater pollution is a dilemma all across the country--Selecting the right Best Management Practices (BMPs) is crucial for protecting and improving watersheds, but understanding the array of choices and the conditions in which different BMPs are most effective can seem overwhelming. Are you prepared to make informed decisions and to conform to the rules and regulations for environmental compliance or develop infrastructure to control...

2014-06-25 12:23:26

PORTLAND, Ore., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A SWPPP is required by your construction general permit and will help you prevent storm water pollution while ensuring compliance. A SWPPP is more than just an erosion and sediment control plan. It includes all of the construction site operator's activities to prevent stormwater contamination, control sedimentation and erosion, and comply with the requirements of the Clean Water Act. Are you prepared to make informed decisions and to...

2014-06-19 12:23:17

PORTLAND, Ore., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Water issues now dominate the discussion in America's older cities where wastewater and stormwater infrastructure built a century ago are now in decay. These problems are spreading to suburbia whose infrastructure solutions are now proving less than adequate as development spreads and watersheds have been paved over with impermeable surfaces. What techniques, resources, and hard-infrastructure solutions are there to solve these aging storm...

2014-06-11 12:22:49

PORTLAND, Ore., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wildfires have already scorched thousands of acres, and "fire season" is still ahead. But after the smoke clears and evacuation orders are lifted, how do we protect people, property, and infrastructure from post-fire erosion, debris flows, and flooding hazards before the winter rains arrive? http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130529/LA22573LOGO StormCon announces the addition of "Fire & Rain: Rapid Assessment and Emergency...

2014-06-05 23:16:00

An NJIT professor is the leader of a design team that won $125 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to protect Nassau County’s South Shore from storm surges and rising sea levels. Newark, N.J. (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 An NJIT professor is the leader of a design team that won $125 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to protect Nassau County’s South Shore from storm surges and rising sea levels. Georgeen Theodore, an...

2014-06-03 04:20:39

PORTLAND, Ore., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Green Infrastructure, low-impact development and a healthy bottom line will be at the top of the list when leading experts on storm and surface-water quality get together August 3-7 to explore the newest water pollution prevention and mitigation technologies, share their recent experiences, and discuss strategies that are most effective in minimizing surface water pollution. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130529/LA22573LOGO With...

2014-01-21 16:21:15

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), a Senior Member on the House Appropriations Committee issued the following statement on today's announcement that Philadelphia will receive $5 million from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to support the city's Green City, Clean Waters plan. Fattah serves on the Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, which administers funding to the EPA: "Today's announcement is...


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