The Departments of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Design and Construction (DDC) announced the addition of approximately 115 specially designed rain gardens to the northern Queens neighborhood of Flushing.
Arcadis was awarded an approximate $11.6 million contract by the City of Norfolk, Va., to design stormwater infrastructure enhancements to protect Ohio Creek communities against future flooding and continued sea level rise.
Two Stanford environmental engineers have developed a computational planning tool called AquaCharge that helps urban water utilities look at their local circumstances and understand how they could combine water supply strategies into an integrated, efficient and cost-effective system that replenishes aquifers.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is launching the Water Finance Clearinghouse, a web‐based portal to help communities make informed financing decisions for their drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure needs.
As part of EPA’s compliance assistance for the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) construction stormwater program, EPA created a “Do I Need A Permit?” flow chart to help construction operators determine if and from whom they need to get NPDES permit coverage for their construction activities.
On July 6th, The Harman Group, a firm specializing in structural engineering, parking planning and design and construction engineering, celebrated the groundbreaking of the residential tower portion of 700 Jackson Street, a 14-story mixed-use building, located in Hoboken, N.J.
The DC Water board of directors approved the authority’s largest contract to date for the design and construction of the Northeast Boundary Tunnel (NEBT).
EPA announced the rules for the 6th annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, a design competition open to U.S. colleges and universities.
The National Association of City Transportation Officials’ Urban Street Stormwater Guide provides practitioners, leaders, and other advocates with the tools to design streets for successful stormwater management.
State leaders shared Michigan’s draft Domestic Action Plan for Lake Erie — a targeted approach for improving water quality and helping to prevent algal blooms.
The Mobile District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) reselected CH2M to provide planning and design services for their civil works program.
Local high school students installed a rainwater management garden on the grounds of W.B. Saul High School as part of an innovative STEM education partnership between CH2M and The Nature Conservancy’s Nature Works Everywhere program.
EPA produced a guide to encourage partnerships between park agencies and stormwater agencies to promote the use of green infrastructure on park lands.
CH2M is launching its new Flood Cloud service on June 6, allowing users of Flood Modeller (https://www.floodmodeller.com/en-us) and integrated software, TUFLOW, to seamlessly undertake flood risk modelling in the cloud for the first time.
The Great Lakes Commission (GLC) issued a request for proposals (RFP) for the Great Lakes Emerging Champions Mini-Grant Program.
Innovyze, a provider of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, and XP Solutions, a provider of software for stormwater/floodwater modeling and drainage design headquartered in Portland, Ore., announced that their companies have joined.
The overall health of Chesapeake Bay improved in 2016, a positive sign that recovery efforts are working.
RPS Klotz Associates garnered a Silver Medal in the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) 2017 Texas Engineering Excellence Awards for its environmental report as part of the Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District’s Storm Surge Suppression Study.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the winners of its fifth annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, a national college competition to engage the next generation to design solutions for stormwater pollution using green infrastructure.
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) awarded a contract to Kiewit Infrastructure West Co., for repair work on Oroville Dam’s spillways.
Engineering News-Record recently named DC Water’s Blue Plains Tunnel as the 2016 Overall National Best of the Best Project.
Trimble announced the latest version of its smart water management software — Trimble Unity 3.8.
The Stormwater Equipment Manufacturers Association (SWEMA) announced a new Board of Directors for 2017-2018.
The Water Environment Federation is accepting applications for the 2017 National Municipal Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards.
A District of Columbia interagency team that manages flood risks, known as the DC Silver Jackets, was recognized as state team of the year.
The Sierra Nevada snowpack continues to build during one of the wettest winters in California’s recorded history.
The binational Great Lakes Commission (GLC) called for U.S. and Canadian leadership to rebuild and modernize aging water infrastructure in the Great Lakes region.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be hosting a webcast on the new tool, “Model My Watershed,” on Thursday, March 9 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT.
The New York State Office of General Services selected Dewberry to support an array of flood protection and dam safety engineering and mapping services.
Fehr Graham was awarded two 2017 ACEC-Illinois Engineering Excellence Awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois (ACEC-IL).
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is seeking public input on recently unveiled plans for the city’s latest HOME GR/OWN green space on a long-vacant lot.
RJN Group, Inc. announced a new contract with the Village of Buffalo Grove, Ill., for professional engineering and specialty field services to help the village meet short-term program requirements of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) Infiltration/Inflow Control Program.
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff launched Green Scene, a blog dedicated to the latest trends, topics and news on all things associated with water, sustainability and the environment.
The New York City Departments of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Design and Construction (DDC) announced that the ongoing $48 million expansion of the Staten Island Bluebelt in the South Shore’s Woodrow area received the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure’s (ISI) Envision Silver Award.
XP Solutions released XPSWMM and XPSTORM version 2017 — hydrodynamic software models for simulating sanitary sewer systems, stormwater systems, rivers, and urban flooding.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) revised and renewed nationwide permits (NWPs) necessary for work in streams, wetlands and other waters of the United States under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899. The new NWPs will take effect March 19, 2017, and replace the existing permits, which expire on March 18, 2017.
On. Dec. 13, 90 people completed the inaugural National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) exam. These 90 people hope to become the first set of entry-level workers to gain recognition under NGICP.
Unsettled with the increasing stormwater flowing through the Hanover Township Community Park, in Bethlehem, Pa., the Hanover Township Public Works Department teamed with Oldcastle Precast to devise a unique stormwater solution, using special reinforced concrete pipes, to reconstruct the exiting stormwater structure.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is asking a federal judge to allow the agency to join a lawsuit seeking to delay action on a flood diversion project on the Red River. The project as proposed would redirect flows through the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area via a dam and diversion channel system.
The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) congratulated Congress for passage of the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act, and expressed hope for more discussion and action.
The Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) recently unveiled its new, state-of-the-art, vehicle maintenance, storage and operations facility, designed by STV. STV provided a broad range of architectural and engineering design services for the new facility, which incorporates a number of sustainable design and environmentally friendly features.
A new report authored by Capital E, “Achieving Urban Resilience: Washington, D.C.,” documents how the District could save $5 billion with smart surface strategies such as cool roofs, green roofs, solar PV and porous pavements while enhancing health and livability and cutting summer peak temperature.
Natural Resources Wales, the Welsh Government’s principal adviser on issues relating to the environment and its natural resources, selected CH2M’s Flood Modeller Pro software as the core hydrodynamic modelling solution within its new flood forecasting system.
Innovyze released V7.5 Generation of InfoWorks ICM, its comprehensive urban drainage modeling solution. InfoWorks ICM enables users to integrate river, sewer and overland flow modeling.
XP Solutions’ XPDRAINAGE 2017 Automated Stormwater Design software helps users create fully optimized stormwater designs faster and now integrates with CAD packages.
The International Erosion Control Association Region One (IECA) announced its keynote speakers for Environmental Connection 2017 — IECA’s Annual Conference for the erosion, sediment control and stormwater industry.
New digital maps allow government leaders, emergency managers, and the public to view potential flood impacts during high-water events along the Potomac and Anacostia rivers throughout the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia and nearby communities.
A U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Los Angeles Basin Study that looks at the changing demographics, climate change and competing interests for available water supplies and identifies options to meet the water needs of the Los Angeles area into the future.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a package of tools to help communities plan long-term strategies for managing stormwater pollution.
Contech Engineered Solutions, LLC entered into a definitive merger agreement in which QUIKRETE Holdings, Inc. will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Contech common stock.
Senet, the first and only North American provider of public, low-power, wide-area networks (LPWANs) for long range-based (LoRa-based) Internet of Things (IoT) applications, announced that Trimble is leveraging its wireless technology to enable water utilities to remotely measure and monitor water, wastewater and groundwater systems.
The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) launched a new IECA website.
Bentley Systems announced the availability of the new CivilStorm and StormCAD CONNECT Edition applications for the analysis and design of stormwater networks.
The DC Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) issued the nation’s first environmental impact bond (EIB) to fund the initial green infrastructure project in its DC Clean Rivers Project, a $2.6 billion program to control stormwater runoff and improve the District’s water quality.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is committed to pursuing permanent flood risk management for the communities of Moorhead, Minn., and Fargo, Harwood, Horace and West Fargo, N.D., and is anticipating awarding its first contract for the project later this month.
The University of Georgia has created a research institute that will work to help communities rethink, transform and adapt their infrastructure in a time of rapid environmental and social change. The Institute for Resilient Infrastructure Systems will be administered by the College of Engineering.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has denied a permit application for the proposed Fargo-Moorhead Flood Risk Management Project. The decision to deny the permit means the Diversion Authority cannot proceed with the project as it is proposed.