Tag: Stormwater

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ASCE headquarters debuts a more sustainable parking lot

ASCE walks the walk by building a more sustainable parking lot.

Modeling storm sewer networks and urban flooding

As heavy precipitation events increase in intensity and frequency, urban flooding wreaks havoc on energy and water services, transportation hubs, housing, education, and employment. Modeling flooding in urban watersheds is challenging because of the spatial variations and interactions between land cover, landscape characteristics, and precipitation that affect the hydrologic response. A new paper in the Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, “Modeling Storm Sewer Networks and Urban...

Slideshow: ASCE project demonstrates green stormwater management techniques

ASCE completed a sustainable, low-impact development project at its Reston, Virginia, headquarters in December 2020. The project also demonstrates best management practices in stormwater control.

Assessing the economic benefits of blue-green infrastructure

Blue-green infrastructure provides multiple benefits to humans and ecosystems, including health and biodiversity, but little data exists on economic benefit.

Louisville combined sewer tunnel achieves major milestone

Excavation ends on the 4 mi long tunnel that will hold up to 55 million gal. of overflows.

Houston-area community expands major stormwater detention project

As part of a larger Texan effort to reduce flooding from increasingly extreme storms, Clear Lake City Water Authority is converting a former golf course into a stormwater management area.

Construction begins on stormwater treatment area to benefit Florida’s Everglades

Construction recently began in Florida on a key component of the Central Everglades Planning Project, an ambitious to increase flows of water headed south through the Everglades.

7 Civil Engineering Discussions That Defined 2019

One of the best aspects of ASCE Collaborate – and there are many – is the way it allows you to take the temperature of the civil engineering profession. ASCE’s online member community features civil engineers talking civil engineering every day of the year on any number of topics. So you can talk shop, get advice about a project or – when looking at the entire...

Dee Elevated to Fellow Status

David D. Dee Jr., P.E., D.WRE, F.ASCE, a water resources and civil engineer with WSP USA Inc. who has over 32 years of experience in the field, has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction. With WSP USA itself for over three decades, Dee has been assistant vice president, senior supervisory engineer, and senior project manager. His experience comprises design and project...

WSSC’s La Plante Tabbed as Fellow

Rosanna La Plante, P.E., F.ASCE, a division manager with the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC), Regulatory Services Division, has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction. La Plante shares responsibility for the federally mandated pretreatment program and enforcement of the WSSC Plumbing & Fuel Gas Code. Prior to that she worked for Baltimore City Department of Public Works, where she led and managed...