Tag Archives: low-tech

California has been considering creative solutions to their water crisis for over a decade. The ambitious plan to build two large water tunnels under the West’s largest estuary has been labeled too expensive by the water utilities that would take the brunt of the cost. An article written by Matt Weiser details the support and […]

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We are proud to announce that the Broadway Neighborhood Storm Water Greenway project has received an award for 2016’s SWS Top Stormwater & Erosion Project. Next week, we will be sharing a digital case study about this project along with photos of the installation. “Storm Water Solutions (SWS) is proud to celebrate the most noteworthy […]

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The days of sending stormwater off site to be conveyed to the nearest receiving water are long gone. Today, we can use the principles of LID to manage stormwater as a resource, which provides flood control, prevents downstream flooding, improves water quality, and promotes groundwater recharge. In an effort to demonstrate the proper way to […]

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If you are just joining us, check out Part 1 of this two-part blog series here. Continued…In the second half of Yulsman’s article, Dr. Fisher provides a compelling argument for using captured stormwater to recharge aquifers, which would both replenish the local aquifers and prevent further seawater intrusion. One such recharge method includes the use […]

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Since our last post in January, California continues to embrace efforts to find low-tech solutions to offset the effect of the persistent 4-year drought. As outlined in a Scientific American article by Tom Yulsman, Andrew Fisher, Ph.D., a professor at the University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC), is leading the charge to replenish the […]

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