Resources for Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Utilities

Written by , November 8, 2016

Green Infrastructure - stormwater

We’re currently conducting research on data management for water utilities.  Since we have a number of readers who are interested in water management, we wanted to share some resources that could be useful for water, wastewater and stormwater utilities as they plan for the future. Short descriptions and links for you to explore more information are below:

MWEA’s Watershed & Stormwater Seminar: Dec 6

The Michigan Water Environment Association (MWEA) is hosting a Watershed & Stormwater Seminar in East Lansing on December 6, 2106. Topics will include:

  • Stormwater Utility Legislation, Bill Overview
  • Stormwater SAW Grants
  • Stormwater Asset Management Plans
  • Watershed Certificate Program
  • MDEQ Update
  • Groundwater Recharge Products for Stormwater Management
  • Adapting Stormwater Systems to Meet Changing Expectations
  • Green Infrastructure
  • Eastern Market (City of Detroit) Green Stormwater Management Strategy

Event Information                            Agenda

CREAT 3.0: Planning for Extreme Weather

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool (CREAT) helps water, wastewater, and stormwater utilities plan for future climate and weather events. As utilities upgrade aging infrastructure, CREAT 3.0 can help them identify potential extreme weather events and analyze how to protect critical assets. To learn more, check out the video below and visit the resources at: Build Climate Resilience at Your Utility.

Green Infrastructure Toolkit

Green infrastructure manages stormwater runoff by providing vegetated and permeable areas instead of expansive paved surfaces.  This allows water to be captured on site instead of flowing into stormwater systems.

Roof green infrastructure stormwater utilities

The Georgetown Climate Center has put together a Green Infrastructure Toolkit for local governments to compare best practices and create policies for implementing green infrastructure in their areas. The tool kit includes:

  • Pilot Projects
  • Integrating Green Infrastructure into Existing Processes
  • Funding and Financing
  • Communication Strategies
  • Equity and Environmental Justice

We hope you find these resources useful!

–  Jess