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.
Which best management practices (BMPs) are most effective? How does one BMP compare to another in controlling specific pollutants? Today, the science of stormwater management has advanced to the point where it can at least begin to answer some of these questions and, ultimately, help us choose better BMPs.