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Green Infrastructure Alabama Road-Tripping

I recently completed a training tour bringing a greater awareness and deeper understanding of green infrastructure in my home state of Alabama (seminar description). Anthony Kendrick of Construction EcoServices shared the main stage with me. I focused on the why and big picture elements associated with planning, design, and implementation. Anthony tapped into his broad experience and base[…]

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Star-Struck

This week I participated in the inaugural Alabama Stormwater Symposium in Auburn, Alabama (I don’t think it’s proper to say first annual, but I do want to be sure to convey that this event should happen every year from now on). Congratulations to Dr. Eve Brantley, Dr. Thorsten Knappenberge, and to their team of partners and[…]

Stormwater Intrapreneurship (and a Free Webinar)

Intrapreneurship – the act of behaving like an entrepreneur while working within a large organization I like the concept of intrapreneurship and I’d like to think I have behaved like an intrapreneur at times during my career. Being a long-time government employee, it may be a bit ironic that I am also a long-time wannabe[…]

Free Construction Stormwater Webinar

The AASHTO Center for Environmental Excellence and the Federal Highway Administration will be hosting a free webinar as a part of their Stormwater Community of Practice forum for DOTs. The webinar begins at 11:00 am Eastern on Thursday, January 28th. My part of the presentation will cover construction stormwater program effectiveness. Other DOT speakers include Rob Shreeve[…]

AU-ESCTF

I wanted to share a resource for construction stormwater professionals that has been valuable to my work. The Auburn University Erosion and Sediment Control Testing Facility (AU-ESCTF) started with a need, much thought, and a sketch. In the early 2000’s the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) recognized that most of the promoted and available BMPs and practice configurations[…]

Seeing Stormwater from a Different Grid

Accepting Bob’s invitation from last week, I decided to submit an abstract for the 2015 International LID Conference to be held in Houston next January.  This is shaping up to be an excellent learning opportunity and being selected as a speaker might just be the nudge I need for travel approval.  Since the abstract is[…]

Practice What is Preached

This is a guest post by Jesse Poore, AICP.  He is an environmental planner with Felsburg Holt & Ullevig and is working to achieve the goals of the Clean Water Act within his lifetime.  You can find Jesse on LinkedIn and follow him on Twitter.  Jesse and I recently worked together to create and deliver a workshop on[…]