January 2017

Maximizing Residential Lot Yield: LID Approach with Lessons Learned

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]While much of the attention for Low Impact Development (LID) projects in Texas can be found in Central Texas or the Gulf Coast, one of the best examples of an LID project is outside of the City of Houston in Fort Bend County.  The single-family residential project, known as Camellia, is an excellent illustration of […]

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Tree hydration system made from recycled diaper material minimizes stormwater runoff

Using watering bags to nurture young trees can help ensure a moist soil environment as the plants develop root structure. But standard watering bags require constant refills and do little to deter stormwater runoff pollution. However, a new product made from the same material used in disposable diapers can catch and retain rainwater before releasing it

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California officials say a new plan will make water conservation ‘a way of life’

By Darryl Fears December 31, 2016 SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Here in the land of beauty and make-believe, it’s important to keep up appearances. Tracy Quinn sees it whenever she walks her dog: sprinklers irrigating pretty green lawns and wasted water bleeding across sidewalks during the state’s driest spell in centuries. “It drives me crazy,”

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Can Investments in “Green Infrastructure” Help Coastal Cities Survive Climate Change?

The city of Chicago is planting millions of trees and “greening” its alleys to mop up stormwater and reduce the urban “heat island” effect, while the City of Hoboken, New Jersey – which took the brunt of Hurricane Sandy’s impact in 2012 – is restoring marshes and turning vacant land into a “resiliency park” that

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