Category Archives: Sustainable Development

Sustainable Stormwater Management

How could bottled water be bad???

Every time I purchase a bottle of water I feel like I did something good for myself.  After all, water is so much better for you than some of the alternative beverage choices!  However, I was recently shocked to learn … Continue reading

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Environmental Site Design – Plan View of Design

For those interested, a plan view of the design shown in the below videos can be viewed at the following link:  Deal Library Plan

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Environmental Site Design (ESD) Practices Report – South County Library

We provided site and stormwater design services for the Anne Arundel County South County Library expansion in southern Maryland a few years ago.  An “in the neighborhood”  site visit today found that construction was completed earlier this winter.  The design … Continue reading

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Latest Environmental Site Design Overview Presentation

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Environmental Site Design (ESD) Presentation

Our friends at Hord | Coplan | Macht kindly extended an invitation to present an overview of the forthcoming regulations and design guidance in Maryland that requires the application of Environmental Site Design (ESD) on all projects. This is a … Continue reading

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Water in the Southwest

After visiting the Scottsdale area recently, we were struck by the incredible development and population in an area that has very little water.  Irrigated golf courses everywhere?  Really?  While we’re sure it has been considered a marvel of engineering and … Continue reading

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FRONTLINE: poisoned waters | PBS

A definite eye-opener, worth the time to view. FRONTLINE: poisoned waters | PBS.

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Maintenance of Stormwater BMPs | stormh2o.com

Stormwater Mag has a new article on SWM Maintenance.  Maintenance of Stormwater BMPs | stormh2o.com.    Much to be said on this topic….  It is amazing that millions (billions???) of dollars of infrastructure goes in the ground and a small portion … Continue reading

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Green roof studies

We’ve seen varying claims on the hydrologic effects of green roofs. More studies like this one seem to be happening all the time.

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This is why we do Stormwater Management

An impressive series of video from Vice TV on the garbage patch in the middle of the Pacific. It is all about PLASTICS. We pull a lot of it from stormwater facilities we maintain. Too bad the majority in the … Continue reading

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