low impact development

Pollution Solutions: Rain Gardens, Rain Barrels

Pollution Solutions: Rain Gardens, Rain Barrels

Summer is coming. And with the heat, comes rain. Where does all this rainwater go?

Straight Talk on the Practice of Civil Engineering and Green Infrastructure

Straight Talk on the Practice of Civil Engineering and Green Infrastructure

Civil engineers who work in the field of stormwater management are facing considerable challenges, from regulatory agencies who are adopting green infrastructure approaches to extreme weather events that are challenging baseline assumptions.

How to Talk About Low Impact Development

How to Talk About Low Impact Development

Historically, the work of stormwater engineers has involved capturing rainwater and conveying the flows offsite as quickly as possible. This approach led to the development of a vast system of large, centralized treatment facilities handling millions of gallons of stormwater annually – a very efficient, but not very environmentally-minded solution.