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Arlington County’s draft 20 year Stormwater Master Plan

Arlington County’s draft 20 year Stormwater Master Plan
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Arlington County’s Stormwater Master Plan evaluates the current state of stormwater management and the condition of storm sewers, streams and watersheds. It charts a path to a more sustainable community by providing a comprehensive framework for managing stormwater, streams, and watersheds for the next 20 years.

Fairfax County – 11 Lessons for Flood Response Programs

Fairfax County – 11 Lessons for Flood Response Programs http://ht.ly/zjq3I

By: Donald R. Demetrius and Camylyn Lewis with the Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services

Recognizing a repeated pattern of weather events that cause severe flooding, Virginia’s Fairfax County developed a flood response plan and implemented an Automated Flood Warning System. Engineers with Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services’ Stormwater Management Business Area worked closely with the county’s Office of Emergency Management, fire and rescue, and police in developing the response plan. County stormwater engineers developed predictive tools and established a continuous monitoring program protocol. An ongoing program of interagency training and response exercises resulted in dedicated teams ready to respond at a moment’s notice. This cycle of planning, response, and review has evolved over time, making the flood response program a living entity. Learning from this experience, county stormwater engineers have identified 11 lessons that are important to the success of any flood response program.

NCHRP Report Covers Dissolved Metals Removal from Roadway Stormwater

National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report Covers Dissolved Metals Removal from Roadway Stormwater
http://ht.ly/z1xw6

In the report, the group covers best management practices for removing dissolved metals as well as three conceptual configurations for highly urbanized, rural, and bridge scenarios. These configurations include two vault systems and an inlet scupper with media for bridge deck drainage systems. Additionally, the report covers how to integrate these configurations into new and existing drainage systems.

Tom Asacker on Tedx: We all become the stories we tell ourselves

Tom Asacker on Tedx: We all become the stories we tell ourselves – Unless my identity and therefore my desire is in alignment with a particular goal, it will not be accomplished.
http://youtu.be/W0jTZ-GP0N4

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