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Stormwater Infrastructure

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Katy Young Yaroslavsky discusses the the Measure W Implementation Ordinance and the committee appointees tasked with determining how this new funding will flow into community water projects.
The Planning Report
September 13, 2019, 7am PDT
After the challenges of a rainy season with persistent flooding last year, New Orleans is ensuring that the future of its development is more stormwater friendly than its past.
NOLA.com
September 6, 2019, 2pm PDT
Seventy percent of the surface of New York City is impervious. A program with a goal to build a total of 9,000 curbside rain gardens will put a dent in the hardscape.
Real Estate Weeky
August 21, 2019, 8am PDT
The city of Houston will decide their next mayor in November, in a rematch of the two candidates who ran against each other in a tight runoff election in 2015 as well as a host of additional candidates.
Houston Chronicle
July 12, 2019, 12pm PDT
Atmospheric river seems like a phrase that has only recently entered the parlance of the times, but the state of California has seen enough of the idea in action want to know more, and prepare for more.
Water News Network
July 10, 2019, 12pm PDT
On the 50th anniversary of the Cuyahoga River catching fire in Cleveland, it's a good time for urban river keepers everywhere to reevaluate their work and redouble their efforts to make safe and healthy rivers for everyone.
The Boston Globe
July 9, 2019, 10am PDT
Advocates and researchers say new development regulations, with more stringent flood protections, aren't doing enough to control the stormwater impacts of sprawl.
Community Impact Newspaper
June 4, 2019, 11am PDT
More coastal cities and communities are turning to the "soft" solutions of living shorelines—relying on "a combination of oyster reefs, oyster shells, rocks, marsh plants, and other natural materials can be an effective alternative to seawalls."
Vox
May 20, 2019, 11am PDT
The Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans has launched its first public dashboards to track its operations and initiatives.
Sewage and Water Board of New Orleans
May 15, 2019, 12pm PDT
Residents of Houston are less likely to think of flooding as a concern, or to think development should be prohibited in flood-prone areas, as in the years immediately following Hurricane Harvey.
Houston Chronicle
March 18, 2019, 7am PDT
A plan to literally change the shape of Manhattan.
New York Magazine
March 18, 2019, 6am PDT
Extreme weather ravaged the Midwest late last week and over the weekend, overwhelming infrastructure from Colorado to Nebraska.
The Weather Channel
March 13, 2019, 2pm PDT
A $2.75 billion plan to build a channel for flood waters around Fargo, North Dakota is described as one of the most ambitious infrastructure projects in the country.
Governing
February 26, 2019, 1pm PST
Regional officials don't think the federal government is doing enough to warrant continued ownership of the Los Angeles River flood control channels that cut a 40-mile path through the city and county.
Los Angeles Times
September 29, 2018, 11am PDT
The new head of the Sewage & Water Board of New Orleans comes to the job from Milwaukee, and he already has big ideas about what the city must do to prevent flooding like it experienced last summer.
The New Orleans Advocate
September 10, 2018, 11am PDT
The city of Cedar Rapids has traditionally struggled to generate funding for flood control projects from local sources. As flooding increases and federal support decreases, the political calculus for flood control infrastructure has changed.
The Gazette
August 27, 2018, 11am PDT
Eighty-five percent of voters supported the largest bond in Harris County history over the weekend.
Houston Chronicle
Blog post
August 26, 2018, 5am PDT
Blogger Kayla Matthews examines the many challenges planners face in preparing for the extreme weather and flooding caused by climate change.
Kayla Matthews
July 21, 2018, 7am PDT
The proposed property tax would double the county's stormwater capture capacity.
LAist
July 16, 2018, 2pm PDT
The Anacostia River Tunnel is just one component of DC Water's Clean River Project, but it's already making a huge difference.
Greater Greater Washington