Civil engineers must consider stormwater—both quantity and quality—in the design of almost every project. Stormwater is an integral component of floodplain and watershed management, transportation system design, land development, and increasingly important green infrastructure approaches. This reference provides an index of relevant associations, resources, events, and articles about stormwater.
Association of State Floodplain Managers—Chapters operate in 26 states/regions; see list here.
California Stormwater Quality Association
Florida Stormwater Association
Georgia Association of Water Professionals
National Association of Flood & Stormwater Management Agencies
Southeast Stormwater Association
Water Environment Federation
Water Environment Research Foundation
Water Infrastructure Network
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency:
- MS4 program evaluation guidance
- Smart growth and stormwater
- Green infrastructure
- Stormwater and low-impact development
- National Menu of BMPs
- Stormwater webcast series
- Construction and development effluent guideline
- Urban BMP performance tool
- Developing stormwater pollution prevention plan guide
Association of State Floodplain Managers National Conference, May 18-23, 2008; Reno-Sparks, Nev.
Florida Stormwater Association Annual Meeting, June 11-13, 2008; Fort Myers, Fla.
StormCon, Aug. 3-7, 2008; Orlando, Fla.
Georgia Association of Water Professionals Annual Conference & Expo, Aug. 18-20, 2008; Atlanta
National Association of Flood & Stormwater Management Agencies Annual Meeting, Aug. 25-28, 2008; Napa, Calif.
California Stormwater Quality Association 2008 Conference, Sept. 22-24, 2008; Oakland, Calif.
Southeast Stormwater Association Annual Conference, Oct. 1-3, 2008; Charleston, S.C.
WEFTEC ’08, Oct. 18-22, 2008, Chicago
CE News publishes articles about stormwater regularly to help readers keep up-to-date on products, applications, and trends. Following is a list of articles published in CE News between Jan. 2006 and April 2008. To access an article online, click on the article title below.
Mapping asset conditions: Caltrans culvert maintenance program mitigates expensive failures and repairs, Ron Bisio, April 2008
Linear park channels stormwater: Reinforced vegetation transforms an eroded channel into a neighborhood park, Brian Baker, April 2008
Protecting construction site water quality: Properly selected and installed products can help reduce the cost of trapping sediment during and after soil-disturbing activities, Greg Northcutt, April 2008
Racetrack upgrade: Vertical drainage system plays a vital role in horse track renovation and safety, Tori Durliat, March 2008
Modeling water quality impacts of stormwater runoff: Why hydrologic models aren’t sufficient, A. Jones-Lee, Ph.D.; and G. Fred Lee, Ph.D., P.E., DEE, Feb. 2008
Runoff resolution: Compact subsurface system manages stormwater quality and site discharge for a new commercial development, Tori Durliat, Jan. 2008
How to plan and specify a modular trench drain system: Hydraulics, traffic loading, environmental factors, and grate properties are key to effective design, Ray Wofford, Oct. 2007
Standing stormwater: Cost effectively separating stormwater and wastewater while relieving floods in an historic Missouri neighborhood, Tony Radoszewski, Aug. 2007
Weathering the storm: A new EPA guide helps municipalities and their consultants prepare for stromwater program audits, John Kosco, P.E., CPESC, July 2007
Documented improvements: Initiatives prompted by NPDES Phase II yield positive results for the San Antonio River, Philip Handley, R.E.M., July 2007
Product Guide: Stormwater management, July 2007
Don’t use an elephant gun to shoot flies: Proper stormwater design ’engine’ selection guarantees better use of time, Angus W. Stocking, L.S., July 2007
Three layers of protection: Flood-proofing efforts result in architectural and aesthetic improvements to the University of Texas Health Science Center Medical School Building, Eric Green, P.E.; and Diego Monroy, Jan. 2007
Clean-stream dilemma: Fiber filtration tubes prevent disturbed, coal-seam sediment from entering a trout stream, Sarah Willnerd, Nov. 2006
Out-of-sight stormwater treatment: Underground system gives football fans more space for parking, parties, and picnics, A.J. Margetis and W. Scott Gorneau, P.E., CPSWQ, Nov. 2006
Rating separator efficiency: Experimental modeling and analysis help predict structural stormwater BMP performance, John Mosheim, P.E., Sept. 2006
Water issues roundtable: Participants discuss a key ingredient in successful development projects, Bob Drake, Aug. 2006
Severe-service storm sewer: HDPE pipe and midnight custom fabrication aid installation of a new storm sewer line beneath narrow roads and through toxic waste and hidden utility traps, Steve Cooper, April 2006
Creek restoration supports land development: Designers blend environment and recreation in a new California city, Derek H. Karimoto, P.E.; Ronald J. Rovansek, Ph.D., P.E.; and Karen Doll, P.E., April 2006
Payback planning: Proactive wastewater, stormwater, and water distribution system planning provides quick answers to development questions and equitable cost recovery, Glenn S. Burkhardt, P.E., April 2006
Documented performance: International database helps improve selection and design of stormwater best management practices, Jane Clary; Jonathan Jones, P.E.; Marcus Quigley, P.E.; and Eric Strecker, P.E., Feb. 2006
Private project stores public stormwater: Underground detention system cost-effectively handles parking lot and roadway runoff, Andrew J. Sabadox, Jan. 2006