Stormwater drainage may not have quite the panache of a farmers market, but the subject has been on people’s minds and lips since Sarasota County started setting aside money for improvements in the oldest part of Englewood. Talk will soon turn to action.
The Initiative has a record of substantial accomplishments since its formation in 2010. The Initiative has worked with state, local, and federal EPA officials to improve existing and proposed regulations. Initiative members have presented at professional conferences and engaged in public debates with leading practitioners. Members have written articles for professional audiences, including a series published in Stormwater Magazine. The Initiative has commented on rainwater credits in both the LEED and Sustainable Sites rating systems. Members have collaborated on competition entries that demonstrate the superior performance of new urban design.
Articles and Resources
- Rainwater In Context: Is Chicago's Water Rate Increase Money Down the Drain? - by John Norquist & Caitlin Ghoshal, October 26, 2011
- A Perfect Storm for a Regional Watershed Management Plan: An Alternative to site-based LID - by Paul Crabtree with Joe Deluca and Tracy Vandaveer in Stormwater Magazine, May 2011
- EPA Stormwater Rules Should Acknowledge Benefits of Urbanism - by John Norquist in Stormwater Magazine, January/February 2011
- Dense and Beautiful Stormwater Management - by Laurence Aurbach in Ped Shed Blog, May 2010
N Willamette and Denver Ave, Portland, OR