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Stormwater Management

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
January 12, 2019, 5am PST
As hurricane seasons get more destructive, a less reactionary approach to stormwater infrastructure investment may be needed.
Brookings
May 29, 2018, 11am PDT
Residents are weighing a much-needed flood-control system alongside a more controversial shuttle service.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
May 4, 2018, 5am PDT
This is the first and only time you will be actively encouraged to get your mind into the gutter.
Houston Chronicle
March 26, 2018, 12pm PDT
The most recent post-Harvey proposal would mean the city could endure enormous rain events, but so far it's not clear who would pay for it.
Houston Chronicle
November 29, 2017, 7am PST
Reflecting its reputation as the land of 10,000 lakes, Minnesota's highly developed water management infrastructure can be instructive for states facing frequent floods.
Brookings
October 31, 2017, 11am PDT
Only one coastal city has a sewer system that must handle stormwater as well as wastewater. San Francisco's efforts to adapt its combined sewer-stormwater system has put it on the vanguard of the city's climate adaptation efforts.
San Francisco Chronicle
August 31, 2017, 10am PDT
Houston received over 50 inches of rain from Hurricane Harvey in five days. While no city could survive that drenching unscathed, Houston was not prepared to handle the floods due to decades of neglect of stormwater management planning.
The Atlantic
March 6, 2017, 10am PST
Supervisor Sheila Kuehl made the announcement at the recent VerdeXchange Conference.
The Planning Report
March 4, 2017, 11am PST
City and county leaders shared their plans for millions in new annual revenue at the 2017 VerdeXchange Conference.
The Planning Report
January 17, 2017, 10am PST
Gainesville turns contaminated land into a contemporary public greenspace to serve as the city's “Central Park."
Modern Cities
November 17, 2016, 1pm PST
American Rivers has created a toolkit for implementing stormwater utilityies
American Rivers
November 2, 2016, 10am PDT
Less than a decade ago, "desal" proposals in California numbered over 22, but only one major one was built—in Carlsbad, serving the San Diego region. A newly released study by the Pacific Institute explains why.
KQED Science
October 7, 2016, 10am PDT
AB 2480, recently signed into law by California Governor Jerry Brown takes a small but important step toward making better use of natural systems for water management infrastructure.
American Rivers
August 14, 2016, 5am PDT
Climate researchers are hoping to coordinate the efforts of Midwest cities toward creating plans and working toward more holistic approaches to climate change.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
May 27, 2016, 8am PDT
In October 2014, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti acted to make the city more resilient from drought and climate change. In 2016, we get an update from leaders Gary Hildebrand and Marty Adams on L.A.'s stormwater capture systems.
The Planning Report
January 3, 2016, 5am PST
Hindsight is 20-20, but so too sometimes is the foresight of geologists. That was the case prior to the flooding that struck St. Louis this December.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 13, 2015, 2pm PDT
Existing grey infrastructure in China cannot cope with rapid urban expansion and frequent droughts and floods. Several cities, with Beijing's approval, are experimenting with rainwater capture methods as an alternative.
Environment & Energy Publishing (E&E)
June 26, 2015, 2pm PDT
The state of California, along with county and city officials, have taken several steps forward on plans and projects that could help Los Angeles wean itself from imported water.
Los Angeles Times
December 4, 2014, 8am PST
Take a kayak trip on the Los Angeles River with KQED science reporter Amy Standen to understand why cities were built on the premise of endless potable water and how we can build cities sustainably in regions that receive low rainfall.
KQED Science