We need houses and roads for our growing population. Unfortunately, all those hard surfaces result in twenty or more times the runoff than a natural landscape! And that runoff can be quite dirty.
Low impact development is an evolution of the science of stormwater management. It is an approach that mimics nature's features and processes in order to minimize and clean up this runoff in the most economical way possible--while maximizing environmental and social benefits.Learn more
From planning and policy to operations and maintenance, through the design and approvals process to construction...land development has many players and many implications for managing runoff. For a sustainable future, we need to evolve.
A low-impact landscape on your own property is an essential component of an affordable, sustainable stormwater management system. Learn how you can do your part...there are many simple ways to get started!
The ALIDP is back with a blockbuster event for 2018! A 2-day summit to discuss the evolving role of ponds and wetlands and how they fit in the stormwater management toolbox. Featuring more than 20 speakers, and opportunities to have your say too! Plus concurrent and post-summit training opportunities in both erosion and sediment control and stormwater management, plus a trade show during the summit.
We had a great time planting and we had a front row seat to the removal work of the old bridge at 12 St S.E. More photos to come.Read more
The U.S. EPA has released a new planning level cost estimation tool for its National Stormwater Calculator. There's also a nifty short video explaining the need for stormwater controls from a water quality perspective.Read more
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