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Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Decision-Making

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 12:45

Researchers at Colorado State University, Kent State University, and UCLA are working on a joint project to study stormwater and green infrastructure decision-making in Denver and Cleveland. We are seeking stakeholders who work in stormwater management and green infrastructure in the Denver region (in private industry, government, and nonprofits) that would be interested in taking a brief (15 min) online survey about their experiences in stormwater planning and compliance.

UWRI/MHFD Regional Bioretention Research

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 12:34

Mile High Flood District is ready to start their new bioretention study. They are looking for bioretention basins throughout the District that have been in place at least a year. It can be one you think is a good example or one with which you are struggling. Please use the link below and fill out what you can. MHFD can help sort through design documents and look at the site to fill in the blanks.

Massive Gulf of Mexico dead zone threatens economy and water quality

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 09:51

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts the Gulf of Mexico’s annual summer dead zone – a low-oxygen area which can cause mass death of marine life – will grow over 40% this year compared to last summer, approaching the size of Massachusetts.

The effects of this year’s dead zone on the local economy already are becoming apparent. According to Nancy Rabalais, a Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge) marine ecologist and expert on the Gulf dead zone, fishing has slowed to a crawl in the region.

United Nations smartphone app promotes rainwater harvesting in Africa

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 09:47

According to the World Health Organization, lack of access to clean water affect