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Managing Stormwater in an Arid Climate – 5 Takeaways

I spent some of last week with the Nevada DOT Stormwater Team – what a good bunch of folks. I delivered a 2-day workshop on post-construction stormwater. The workshop included a field trip to Reno visiting implemented green infrastructure, a stormwater panel discussion featuring perspectives of design, construction, and maintenance leaders, and plenty of great discussion. I[…]

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Runoff Recycling on the Taxiway

After reading about and discussing Denver International Airport’s centralized deicing infrastructure, I was able to see it action yesterday. According to ACRP Report 125 (http://bit.ly/2kwftcS), the airport has 7 dedicated deicing pads that cover 36 acres. The pads are surrounded by slotted drains that direct runoff to a glycol recovery facility (drains are visible just behind the deicing[…]

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Recipe for Compliance Success #4: Measure It

Part Four of a five-ingredient recipe for creating a successful stormwater program. This series of posts comes from Bill Robinson, Founder and President of Stormwater Risk Management, LLC (SRM) and ComplianceWise Technologies, LLC in Denver, Colorado. Bill also serves as Treasurer of the Mountain States Chapter of IECA. In this series of posts, we’re talking about the Recipe for Compliance[…]

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Green Infrastructure Defined

I was self-challenged recently to describe the term Green Infrastructure with clarity and brevity – in a way I haven’t seen yet. The task was more difficult than I thought it should be. If you would like to take a shot before reading further, go ahead. We’ll wait. The elevator pitch doesn’t come easily, does it?[…]

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Recipe for Compliance Success #3: Enable Your Employees

Part Three of a five-ingredient recipe for creating a successful stormwater program. This series of posts comes from Bill Robinson, Founder and President of Stormwater Risk Management, LLC (SRM) and ComplianceWise Technologies, LLC in Denver, Colorado. Bill also serves as Treasurer of the Mountain States Chapter of IECA. In the first and second posts of this series outlining SRM’s recipe for an effective[…]

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Stormwater in the Mainstream: Commentary

A random stormwater headline grabbed me last week. I decided to analyze it from a long way off in terms of geography and detailed knowledge of the circumstances. The story comes to us from KSHB, Channel 41 in Kansas City, Missouri. The reporter, Ali Hoxie, can be reached at ali.hoxie@kshb.com. Please take 2 minutes (plus a few seconds[…]

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Collaborative Vision

I have shared with you before a definition of collaboration created by the Collaborative Environmental Network of Alabama – choosing to explore solutions together. The definition works for our mission and reflects the experiences of our working group. This definition asks, what answers can we find together? Collaborative vision asks the question, what can we create[…]

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Recipe for Compliance Success #2: A Standardized System

Part Two of a five-ingredient recipe for creating a successful stormwater program. This series of posts comes from Bill Robinson, Founder and President of Stormwater Risk Management, LLC and ComplianceWise Technologies, LLC in Denver, Colorado. Bill also serves as Treasurer of the Mountain States Chapter of IECA. The first ingredient, Corporate Commitment, is discussed and can be revisited HERE. In the first post[…]