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Green Solutions Manual

Water: From Trouble to Treasure, is a pocket-sized field guide to understanding and advancing green stormwater management, a critical component of a sustainable future. The guide gives community groups, homeowners, and others practical ways to capture raindrops where they fall that are simple, affordable and can replace more costly conventional stormwater approaches. These green solutions include rain gardens, native vegetation, tree planting, rain barrels, and permeable pavement.

The guide lays out a vision of restoring the natural ability of landscapes to manage stormwater. It offers immediate steps for groups to get started without extensive funding, expertise, or fear of adverse consequences. Green infrastructure can save homeowners, developers and municipalities money while protecting water quality, recharging ground water supplies and creating more enjoyable landscapes in the process.


Resource Database

The following citations include the sources that were used as the basis for the analyses done by the calculator. They also include research that we have encountered in the ensuing years that document progress and obstacles in the technology, regulatory environment, and social perceptions of green infrastructure. We provide them to help other researchers and practitioners identify resources and materials. This state-of-the art database is regularly updated and can be searched by author, title, publication, organization, or comments by entering a keyword below.

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Absher, Charles D.. "Fecal Coliform TMDL Implementation: A Case Study" Stormwater Vol. 4 (September/October 2003)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: A federal 319 grant helps fund a bacterial source tracking program


Acker, Richard, L. Blake Lynch. "Watershed Planning for Sustainable Communities" ideas@work Vol. 4 (October 2004)
<http://www.growingsensibly.org>

Type: Article, Website
Organization: Campaign for Sensible Growth
Comment: Overview of watershed planning and how it can be a tool to guide land use decisions and safeguard our water supplies.


Ackerman, Frank. "Uses and Abuses of Economic Analysis in Setting Stormwater Regulations" (December 18, 2002)
<http://ase.tufts.edu/gdae/policy_research/AckermanStormwaterDec02.pdf>

Type: Website, Report
Organization: Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University
Comment: Discusses the relationship between economic standards and the technology-based standards set forth by the CWA; reviews the evidence that EPA's earlier proposal would, in fact, meet all relevant economic tests, such as a cost-benefit test as well as the economic achievability standard; and responds to the specific points raised in the May 2002 memorandum from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) explaining the agency's rejection of EPA's earlier proposal.


Ackerman, Frank, Rachel Massey. "Economics for Health and the Environment"
<http://www.ase.tufts.edu/gdae/policy_research/healthEnvironment.html>

Type: Website
Organization: Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University
Comment: Links to publications concerning economic analysis. GDAE's program in Economics for Health and the Environment addresses the need expressed by advocates for responses to cost-benefit analysis and anti-environmental economic arguments. Our projects are designed to help build the capabilities of environmental organizations to respond to anti-environmental arguments couched in economic terms. Our work demonstrates the weakness of the new anti-environmental economics, in theory and in practice, and contributes to the growing body of affirmative economics supporting precautionary approaches to public policy.


Adams, Michelle C.. "Porous Asphalt Pavement with Recharge Beds: 20 Years & Still Working" Stormwater Vol. 4 (May/June 2003)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: With the right soil conditions and careful design, installations retain their ability to infiltrate.


Amell, Bernard. "Deerfoot Trail Extension: Calgrary Stormwater Management Innovations" Stormwater Vol. 3 (May/June 2002)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Technical demands, regulatory requirements, and public expectations lead to a multiple-benefit design approach.


Anderson, Mary, Kenneth Bradbury, Kenneth Potter. "The Spatial Variability of Natural Groundwater Recharge" Water Resources Research Grant Proposal

Type: Abstract
Organization: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Comment: Seeks to explore and determine the relative significance of some of the factors that control groundwater recharge and to develop improved methods for estimating groundwater recharge rates at scales suitable for groundwater modeling and water resource planning


Apfelbaum, Steve. "The Role of Landscapes in Stormwater Management" (1993)

Type: Article
Organization: Applied Ecological Services, Inc.
Comment: Presents evidence that many existing streams did not have conspicuous channels and were not identified during presettlement times. Data presented shows that significant increases in discharge for low, medium, and high flows have occurred since settlement. Suggests that land-use changes in the previous upland/prairie watershed have resulted in a change form a diffuse and slow overland flow to increased runoff, concentrated flows, and significantly reduced lag time.


Apfelbaum, Steve, Jack Broughton. "Applying an Ecological Systems Approach in Urban Landscapes" Urban Landscaping (January/February 1998)

Type: Magazine article
Organization: Applied Ecological Services, Inc.
Comment: Describes natural environment of Chicago area and how it has been changed by urbanization


Apfelbaum, Steve, Jack Broughton. "Using Ecological Systems for Alternative Stormwater Management" Land and Water Magazine (September/October 1999)

Type: Article
Organization: Applied Ecological Services, Inc.
Comment: Uses of wetlands for use as stormwater management


Apfelbaum, Steven I., John D. Eppich, Thomas H. Price, Michael Sands. "The Prairie Crossing Project: Attaining Water Quality and Stormwater Management Goals in a Conservation Development" Using Ecological Restoration to Meet Clean Water Act Goals

Type: Article
Organization: Applied Ecological Services, Inc., Prairie Crossing, Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission (NIPC), University of Illinois
Comment: Preliminary and brief analysis of the expected water quality and stormwater management benefits provided by [the Prairie Crossing project], designed as a 'conservation development.'


Apfelbaum, Steven I., Michael Sands, Tom Price, John D. Eppich, Peter Margolin, David Hoffman. "On Conservation Developments and Their Cumulative Benefits" Proceedings of a National Symposium: Assessing the Cumulative Impacts of Watershed Development on Aquatic Ecosystems and Water Quality (April 1997)

Type: Article
Organization: Applied Ecological Services, Inc., Prairie Crossing, Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission (NIPC), University of Illinois, Red Seal Development Corporation
Comment: Provides examples of how known and predicted benefits derived from several conservation development projects have been integrated into residential development within an ecological restoration context on a landscape scale.


Arnold, Terri L., Michael J. Friedel. "Effects of Land Use on Recharge Potential of Surficial and Shallow Bedrock Aquifers in the Upper Illinois River Basin" Water-Resources Investigations Report 00-4027 (2000)

Type: Report
Organization: U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Comment: Describes a spatial model of recharge potential that was developed to facilitate the interpretation of data that will be collected during ground-water surveys of the UIRB, and the effects of land use on the recharge potential of surficial and shallow bedrock aquifers in the UIRB as identified by this model. Involved identifying factors that may affect recharge potential, spatially overlaying hte identified factors to create a model that represents recharge potential, deriving histograms and cumulative distribution functions to qualitatively categorize recharge potential, comparing recharge potential with and without considering land use to identify effects of land use on recharge potential, and comparing recharge potential using 1970 and estimated 1990 land use to identify changes in recharge potential over time.


Ashe, Jr., Raymond A., John B. Morrison, John M. Post, Jr.. "A Match Made in Florida: Using wetlands for flood control on a grand scale" Stormwater Vol. 5 (November/December 2004)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: The Turnpike Enterprise created 742 acre-feet of floodplain compensation adjacent to the Suncoast Parkway while enhancing hydrologically altered wetlands. It was the type of 'marriage' that would make even the most discerning matchmaker proud.


Azous, Amanda, Jeff Burkely, Nancy Chin, Sarah Cooke, Rich Horner, Kenneth Ludwa, Lorin Reinelt, Klaus Richter, Brian Taylor, Robert Wisseman. "The Impact of Stormwater on Puget Sound Wetlands" Watershed Protection Techniques Vol. 3 Ellicott City, MD: Center for Watershed Protection (January 2000)
<http://www.cwp.org>

Type: Newsletter article, Website
Organization: Center for Watershed Protection
Comment: Study on the effects of upstream stormwater runoff on downstream wetland water quality


Baltes, Sharon. "Trails pave the way for new "vibrancy"" Des Moines Business Record Online (April 24, 2005)

Type: Newspaper Article
Comment: What does it cost to improve the quality of life in Des Moines? One popular amenity, multiuse trails, carries a price tag of about $500,000 per mile to build and several thousands of dollars each year to maintain. But many trail supporters, who include some local business people, say the cost is worth it for the new life they can potentially bring into the city.


Barringer, Felicity. "Growth Stirs a Battle to Draw More Water from the Great Lakes" New York Times (August 12, 2005)
<http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/12/national/12water.html>

Type: Newspaper Article, Website
Comment: The authorities who control the water fear that without strict rules, water-starved western cities will knock at the door.


Barron, Johnny, Milbree Lankford. "Maintenance of Privately Owned Stormwater Infrastructure: One Approach to Enforcement" Stormwater Vol. 6 (September/October 2005)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: It is well known that development increases stormwater runoff. The addition of concrete, asphalt, and other impervious cover decreases the amount of rainfall that will infiltrate the soil and increases the volume of runoff.


Barten, John M., Ethan Jahnke. "Suburban Lawn Runoff Water Quality in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area, 1996 and 1997" (December 1997)

Type: Report
Organization: Suburban Hennepin Regional Park District
Comment: Determines a relationship between lawn fertilization and phosphorus runoff in storm water


Bass, Thomas. "Road to Ruin" Discover (May 1992)

Type: Magazine article
Comment: Describes Braess's Paradox - adding a new road does not necessarily traffic will ease on all the roads


Baxter, Roberta. "Grassroots Stormwater Programs: Getting the Public Involved" Stormwater Vol. 3 (September/October 2002)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: In less than a year, Phase II of the NPDES stormwater rule will be in effect for small municipal separate storm sewer systems. Many communities seem to find meeting two of the minimum control measures especially difficult.. Public education and outreach and public participation and involvement are sometimes hard to achieve because they are not entirely in the power of the stormwater manager. Successful implementation depends on hooking public interest. Many communities around the country, however, have thriving programs that are helping meet these measures--some developing independently of the stormwater organization with a diverse mix of volunteers participating.


Baxter, Roberta. "Integrating Stormwater Into Landscape" Stormwater Vol. 5 (September/October 2004)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: By using sustainable development, a community can change stormwater management from 'end-of-the-pipe' structures to onsite handling.


Baxter, Roberta. "Modeling Tools for the Stormwater Manager" Stormwater Vol. 3 (March/April 2002)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: An overview of EPA's two widely used modeling and assessment tools.


Baxter, Roberta. "Monitoring Manual" Stormwater Vol. 4 (January/February 2003)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Water sampling and monitoring equipment becomes more automated.


Beach, Dana. "Water and Smart Growth: The Impacts of Sprawl on Aquatic Ecosystems" Translation Paper Number Fourteen (2004)

Type: Report
Organization: Funders Network for Smart Growth and Liable Communities, South Carolina Coastal Conservation League
Comment: Reviews the importance of protecting our watersheds, the effects of pollution on our water systems, and current trends in growth and development. Makes the case that comprehensive land use reform can become the organizing principle of the nation's water quality agenda, suggesting strategies that can be taken at the regional, neighborhood, and site scales to protect aquatic resources.


Beattie, Jeff, Cheryl Kollin, Gary Moll. "Trees Help Cities Meet Clean Water Regulations" American Forests (Summer 2000)

Type: Magazine article
Organization: American Forests Urban Forest Center
Comment: CITYgreen computer software aids in use of trees to clean water


Belan, Gary, Betsy Otto. "Catching the Rain: A Great Lakes Resource Guide for Natural Stormwater Management" (2004)
<http://www.americanrivers.org/site/DocServer/CatchingTheRain.pdf?docID=163>

Type: Website, Report
Organization: American Rivers
Comment: Offers an easy reference to a variety of low-impact development approaches suitable to the Great Lakes region. Not mean to be a technical design tool, but rather a foundation for education and research on alternative stormwater management techniques, particularly for public works staff, developers, and citizens. Provides basic information on use, space requirements, cold weather considerations, and cost are provided for each method. Lists a variety of sources that can provide further information on technical requirements design , supporting ordinances, and other information.


Benedict, Mark A., Edward T. McMahon. "Green Infrastructure: Smart Conservation for the 21st Century" Sprawl Watch Clearinghouse Monograph Series

Type: Article
Organization: The Conservation Fund
Comment: Defines purpose, methods, principals, and examples of green infrastructure


Bennett, Siobhan. "Funding the Clean Water Act" Stormwater Vol. 5 (September/October 2004)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website


Bernstein, Scott. "Learning to do it Together - A Review of new Tools for Regional Decision Making Information Access and Improved Democracy" Valuation of the Built and Natural Infrastructure (December 14, 1999)

Type: Conference report
Organization: Center for Neighborhood Technology
Comment: Review of the assets of American communities and regions, including a taxonomy of efforts conducted in the name of regional strategy; presents new tools for enhanced participation and improved democracy


Beyerlein, Douglas. "Flow Duration-Based Stormwater Mitigation Modeling" Stormwater (May/June 2005)
<http://www.stormh20.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Ways in which local jurisdictions handle NPDES requirements, including LID


Bhowmik, Nani, G., Andrew G. Buck, Stanley A. Changnon, Robert H. Dalton, Ali Durgunoglu, Misganaw Demissie, Arland R. Juhl, H. Vernon Knapp, Kenneth E. Kunkel, Sally A. McConkey, Robert W. Scott, Krishan P. Singh, Ta-Wei David Soong, Richard E. Sparks, A. "The 1993 Flood on the Mississippi River in Illinois" (1995)

Type: Report
Organization: Illinois State Water Survey
Comment: Begins with a brief description of the physical setting of the Upper Mississippi River System, including historical facts on climate, precipitation, hydrology, and floods. The 1993 flood is discussed with regard to precipitation, soil moisture, stages, flows, levee breaches, and discharge through levee breaches. Discusses impacts of the flood on social, economic, hydraulic and hydrologic, and environmental aspects of the river and its residents. Includes impacts on water quality, the environment, and public water supplies, including the beneficial and detrimental aspects of the flood.


Bjerke, Ralph. "Comments on Using Lives from Life Cycle Analysis in Remaining Life Rate Development" Valuation of the Built and Natural Infrastructure, Journal of the Society of Depreciation Professionals Vol. 6 (1994-1995)

Type: Article
Organization: Ed Tel
Comment: Response to Gail E. Low's paper; excerpted from Product Life Cycles: A New Approach


Bjerke, Ralph. "Product Life Cycles: A New Approach" Valuation of the Built and Natural Infrastructure, Journal of the Society of Depreciation Professionals Vol. 5 (1993)

Type: Article
Organization: Ed Tel
Comment: A new depreciation technique is developed called the mass-integrated method which is consistent with produce life cycle analysis


Bland, Jim. "Sustainable Development Workshop" (April 11, 2003)

Type: Letter
Organization: Integrated Lake Management
Comment: A preliminary planning committee was convened for purposes of discussing the development of a conference dealing with sustainable development and water. Describes the discussion that ensued.


Blankinship, Donna Gordon. "Bright Future at Brightwater" Stormwater Vol. 5 (November/December 2004)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: A Washington county uses stormwater features to sell a wastewater project to the public.


Blankinship, Donna Gordon. "Waterworks Gardens" Stormwater Vol. 5 (March/April 2004)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: King County, WA, makes the public aware of stormwater infrastructure in an unexpected place: art


Bloetscher, Frederick, Carol Millman, H. Dixie Shaber, Robert Akre. "Phytoremediation Puts Broward County Golf Course Washwater in the Green" Stormwater Vol. 3 (November/December 2002)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: A pilot project at a Florida country club demonstrates one option for protecting surface water and groundwater.


Blue, Jacob. "Native Landscaping Makes Sense"

Type: Article
Organization: Applied Ecological Services, Inc.
Comment: Argument for native landscaping instead of traditional lawns


Bouwer, Herman. "Integrated Water Management for the 21st Century: Problems and Solutions" Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering (July/August 2002)

Type: Article
Organization: American Society of Civil Engineers
Comment: Management issues relating to water resources in third world countries in which populations are expected to rise


Bowser, Clark H.. "Why Stormwater Management?" Stormwater Vol. 5 (September/October 2004)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: A problem that is most readily identified with land development is the resulting changes in rainfall runoff from the postconstruction site.


Braden, John B., Douglas M. Johnson. "The Downstream Economic Benefits from Storm Water Management"

Type: Article
Organization: University of Illinois


Brander, K.E.B.. "Evaluating Stormwater Infiltration Strategies with a Curve Number Model" American Water Resources Conference (March 7, 2002)
<http://wri.wisc.edu/AWRA_2002/Abstracts%202002%20AWRA.pdf>

Type: Conference Presentation, Website
Organization: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Comment: Don't have full article. May be worth contacting? A simple model was developed in order to evaluate the effectiveness of several stormwater management practices designed to increase infiltration… The two infiltration-enhancing stormwater management techniques evaluated by the model are (1) spreading the runoff from an impervious, or less pervious, surface over a more pervious surface, and (2) the use of raingardens to collect and infiltrate stormwater. The organization of the model makes it convenient to divide the area under consideration into typical land covers for residential neighborhoods (rooftop, driveway, street, lawn, and an area with enhanced infiltration capacity), and then evaluate the impact of directing flow to or from these different areas.


Brant, Gail. "Adoption of Conservation Buffers: Barriers and Strategies" National Bulletin Vol. 420 (October 2002)
<http://www.ssi.nrcs.usda.gov/ssi/>

Type: Website, Report
Organization: Social Sciences Institute (SSI), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
Comment: Examines attitudes and behaviors of four producer groups relative to the adoption and diffusion of conservation buffer. Barriers to the adoption of buffers and strategies/recommendations that address these barriers are listed for each group. Includes a technology transfer model that illustrates methods for gathering information about the needs and preferences producers have for establishing and maintaining buffers.


Breining, Greg. "Back to the Mighty Miss" Land & People Vol. 16 (Fall 2004)

Type: Article
Organization: The Trust for Public Land
Comment: From the Twin Cities to New Orleans, city residents are reconnecting with the Mississippi River


Breuer, Lutz, Klaus Eckhardt, Has-Georg Frede. "Plant parameter values for models in temperate climates" Ecological Modeling Vol. 169 (November 15, 2003)
<http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6VBS-49MF193-1&_c...>

Type: Article, Website
Organization: Institute for Landscape Ecology and Resources Management, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen
Comment: Ecological, and especially hydrological models used to assess the effects of land cover changes require various input parameters for plants. Regional model applications rely on detailed information about the properties of the vegetation, especially if pr


Brotman, Barbara. "No rain? No matter at Somme" Chicago Tribune (August 4, 2005)

Type: Newspaper Article
Comment: Some plants won't bloom, but savanna bears drought


Broughton, Jack. "Rain Gardens: Healthy for Nature and People" Chicago Wilderness (Spring 2001)

Type: Magazine article
Organization: Chicago Wilderness
Comment: Information on benefits of rain gardens and how to create them


Brown, Dirk S.G.. "Stormwater Charges: A Fee or a Tax? And Does it Matter?" Stormwater Vol. 5 (March/April 2004)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: In developing a stormwater utility, it seems prudent to anticipate inquiries and script a suitable response. Customer service is the essence of public service, so shaping a policy that helps people understand the benefit of paying the stormwater charge is a pragmatic approach to avoiding disgruntled customers.


Brumbaugh, Robert W.. "Wetland Mitigation Banking: Entering a new era?"
<http://www.wes.army.mil/el/wrtc/wrp/bulletins/v5n3/brum.html>

Type: Article, Website
Organization: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Institute for Water Resources
Comment: Describes the path of Wetland mitigation banking in various locations and how it works


Bryant, Scott. "Building a Vision for Your Stormwater Program: Discovering the core purpose for stormwater management" Stormwater Vol. 5 (March/April 2004)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Describes the visioning process and framework used by the City of Greensboro, NC, and its stormwater management utility and program.


Brzozowski, Carol. "A Temporary Water Treatment System for Construction Runoff at a Planned Community Development" Stormwater (July/August 2004)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Temporary water treatment at a construction site


Brzozowski, Carol. "Challenging Your Assumptions" Stormwater Vol. 5 (November/December 2004)
<http:://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Are your own foregone conclusions preventing you from using the most effective solutions to your surface-water-quality challenges?


Brzozowski, Carol. "Diverting Stormwater" Stormwater Vol. 5 (September/October 2004)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Some cities are tunneling to cope with CSO and stormwater problems


Brzozowski, Carol. "Inlet Protection: Strategies for Preserving Water Quality" Stormwater Vol. 4 (March/April 2003)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Municipalities across the country integrate many methods to help meet NPDES requirements.


Brzozowski, Carol. "Maintenance Goes Underground" Stormwater (July/August 2004)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Owners and vendors talk about how to keep stormwater systems working through regular maintenance


Brzozowski, Carol. "Options for Urban Stormwater Treatment" Stormwater Vol. 5 (January/February 2004)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Separation devices and catch basin inserts offer options for limited spaces and sensitive environments.


Brzozowski, Carol. "Unmixing: Oil/Water Separators for Stormwater Treatment" Stormwater Vol. 4 (May/June 2003)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: In addition to use on industrial sites and for spill control, these devices are treating urban runoff.


Buck, Genevieve. "All the Extras; Gallery of Homes" Chicago Tribune (July 15, 2000)
<http://www.chicagotribunte.com/go/homes>

Type: Newspaper Article, Website
Comment: Houses at Mill Creek in Geneva provide plenty of ways to show off success and creativity. Mill Creek development uses wastewater treatment system to keep water within area


Buck, Paige E.. "Buffers: Time-Tested and True" The Illinois Steward (Fall 2001)

Type: Article
Comment: Methods of conservation farmers use to address water flow, soil erosion, and wind erosion.


Budinger, Chuck. "Resolution of Stormwater Issues for a Small Suburban Watershed" Stormwater Vol. 3 (September/October 2002)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Detective work by members of a civic association helps solve chronic flooding.


Bullard, Kent. "Greening the National Park Service: Greening Links" (June 6, 2002)
<http://www.nps.gov/renew/links.htm>

Type: Website
Organization: National Park Service
Comment: Links to greening resources


Burchell, Robert W., David Listokin, Naveed A. Shad, Hilary Phillips, Anthony Downs, Samuel Seskin, Judy S. Davis, Terry Moore, David Helton, Michelle Gall. "Costs of Sprawl Revisited; The Evidence of Sprawl's Negative and Positive Impacts" Valuation of the Built and Natural Infrastructure, Transportation Research Board (1997)

Type: Report
Organization: National Research Council
Comment: Detailed examination of most of the information that can be assembled on both sprawl and its costs in an effort to answer questions about development and efficiency.


Burchell, Robert W., Nancy Neuman, Alex Zakrewsky, Stephanie E. DiPertrillo. "Rival Trends Cost Analysis: The Literature of Cost Savings Associated with Compact Growth" (January 14, 1998)

Type: Report
Organization: Center for Urban Policy Research (CUPR)
Comment: A literature review for research dealing with the economic impacts of sprawl versus compact growth


Burchell, Robert W., Ph.D.. "Modeling the Costs of Sprawl: Land, Infrastructure, Transportation, Fiscal and Social Costs of Sprawl; A Review of the Rutgers Models" (May 30, 1997)

Type: Report
Organization: Center for Urban Policy Research (CUPR)
Comment: Study of the impact of sprawl on a national scale using the Rutgers University models


Burrell, Collin R., Hamid Karimi. "Implementation of an Effective Erosion Control and Stormwater Management Enforcement Program in Washington, D.C." Stormwater Vol. 3 (September/October 2002)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Detailed steps to ensure site owners' and contractors' compliance result in fewer citizen complaints.


Cade, Carl. "Wetland Trading and Urban Development" (July 10, 1998)

Type: Memo
Organization: Center for Neighborhood Technology
Comment: Explores the outstanding variables regarding Wetland Banking as they relate to continued and unchecked sprawl for cities covering over natural wetlands proximate to Metropolitan Areas or to financial incentive to build cities compactly. Includes background on other issues regarding Wetland Banking.


Campbell, Michael F.. "A Stormwater Management System Plan for Menomonee Falls" Stormwater Vol. 3 (November/December 2002)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: A growing Wisconsin village factors future development into its current storm and sanitary sewer management plans.


Carter, Andy, Trevor N. Barkhouse. "Extensible Markup Language as a Medium for Exchanging Hydrologic Basin Model Data"
<http://www.wierassociates.com/HydrologicXML/Paper.pdf>

Type: Article, Website
Organization: Wier & Associates, Inc., Usability Sciences Corporation
Comment: Develops a standard modeling file structure


Demissie, Misganaw, Abul Khan. "Influence of Wetlands on Streamflow in Illinois" (August 1993)

Type: Report
Organization: Office of Sediment & Wetland Studies, Illinois Department of Conservation, Illinois State Water Survey, Illinois Department of Energy and Natural Resources
Comment: Investigates the hydrologic functions of wetlands in Illinois based on available streamflow records. Designed to answer the more general question, 'how does the presence or absence of variable size wetlands in a watershed influence streamflow?'


Demissie, Misganaw, Laura Keefer, Jim Slowikowski. "Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) for CREP Monitoring Project" (January 2002)

Type: Report
Organization: Illinois State Water Survey, Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Comment: Describes QAPP project


Castagna, JoAnne. "Racehorse Farm Makes Strides to Protect New York City Drinking Water" Stormwater Vol. 6 (September/October 2005)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: A gathering of Thoroughbred racehorses quietly grazes on a pasture on the Akindale horse farm. 45 miles north of New York City in Dutchess County. Some of them are in training to be gold cup winners, but their farm is already receiving high points for the best management practices (BMPs) it's using to protect New York City's drinking water under a program being funded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District.


Chamberlain, Lisa. "A Roof Garden? It's Much More Than That" New York Times (August 10, 2005)

Type: Newspaper Article
Comment: Topping a building with plants becomes a test for the environment and the bottom line


Changnon, Stanley A.. "Assessment of Historical Thunderstorm Data for Urban Effects: The Chicago Case" Climatic Change Vol. 49 Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers (2001)

Type: Article
Comment: Altered instances of thunderstorms resulting from the influence of large urban areas on the atmosphere can bias efforts to assess the long-term behavior of regional storm activity.


Changnon, Stanley A., Donald F. Gatz, Arthur R. Jameson, Gregory L. Dzurisin, Robert W. Scott, Ronald C. Grosh. "Studies of Urban and Lake Influences on Precipitation in the Chicago Area" Causes and Impacts of Urban and Lake Influences on Precipitation Vol. 2 (June 1979)

Type: Report
Organization: Atmospheric Sciences Section Illinois State Water Survey
Comment: Reports on one of three phases of research in a 2-year investigation of urban-induced precipitation modification. The overall project aimed to utilize existing data sources from St. Louis and Chicago to develop a better understanding of urban inadvertent precipitation modification. A principle objective of this project related to testing the transferability of the extensive METROMEX results, derived from the 1971-1975 field studies at St. Louis, to the Chicago metropolitan area.


Changnon, Stanley A., E. Ray Fosse, Eugene L. Lecomte. "Interactions Between the Atmospheric Sciences and Insurers in the United States" Climatic Change Vol. 42 Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers (1999)

Type: Article
Comment: Presents the views of experts from the crop insurance sector, the property-casualty insurance sector, and from the atmospheric sciences sector based on atmospheric research accomplished for the insurance industry for decades. Addresses how climatologists and insurers can and need to work together to effectively bring understanding and wise consideration of climate conditions and their future fluctuations and extremes to insurers.


Changnon, Stanley A., Robert R. Czys, Steven E. Hollinger, Floyd A. Huff, Robert W. Scott, Nancy E. Westcott. "Investigations of Purposeful and Inadvertent Weather and Climate Modification and the Implications of Altered Atmospheric Conditions" Contract Report 609 (March 1997)

Type: Report
Organization: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Illinois State Water Survey, Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IL DNR)
Comment: The scientific research described herein has been conducted within the context of the Precipitation-Cloud Changes and Impacts Project (PreCCIP) of the Illinois State Water Survey. PreCCIP and the Precipitation Augmentation for Crops Experiment (PACE) represent a continuing program that has had a 15-year history of research relating to atmospheric modification.


Clar, Michael L., Billy J. Barfield, Thomas P. O'Connor. "Section 5: BMP Types and Selection" Stormwater Best Management Practice Design Guide: General Considerations Vol. 1 (September 2004)
<http://www.epa.gov/ORD/NRMRL/pubs/600r04121/600r04121sect5.pdf>

Type: Website, Report
Organization: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Okalahoma State University, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Ecosite, Inc.
Comment: Provides a brief review and summary of the major BMP types and the factors that govern the selection of the appropriate BMP for a specific site.


Clark, Amos. "Tracking Impervious Surface Area in a Mixed-Use Development" Stormwater Vol. 4 (March/April 2003)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: A system to make the best use of buildable land.


Clarkson, Harold E.. "Creating a Stormwater Utility with Near-Zero Opposition" Stormwater Vol. 4 (July/August 2003)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Public attention will pay off, but education city council is always job one.


Coffman, Larry S., Michael I. Clar, Neil Weinstein. "New Low Impact Design: Site Planning and Design Techniques for Stormwater Management" Proceedings of the 1998 National Planning Conference (1998)
<http://www.asu.edu/caed/proceedings98/Coffmn/coffmn.html>

Type: Article, Website
Organization: Tetra Tech, Inc., Engineering Technology, Inc., Prince Georges County, MD,
Comment: This paper is only a brief overview of some major aspects of the Low Impact Design Manual developed by Prince George's County, Maryland's Department of Environmental Resources. The manual provides a detailed and comprehensive step by step site planning approach to use the LID technology as an alternative stormwater method. The manual explains LID principles, hydrologic analytical methodology, site planning techniques, best management practices, review processes and public outreach programs. A multi-agency task force developed the basic LID approach and philosophy over a two-year period. The LID design manual builds upon case studies, pilot projects, BMP technology developments and research produced by the County over the past ten years. The objective of LID is to provide an alternative lower cost effective environmentally sensitive method for stormwater management.


Cole, Steve. "Kentucky Communities Band Together to Meet NPDES Phase II Requirements" Stormwater Vol. 5 (January/February 2004)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Combining efforts saves money and opens new funding options


Comerford, Mike. "More than just spinning its Wheels" Daily Herald (19-Jan-99)

Type: Newspaper Article
Comment: Auto leasing firm makes its name on cutting edge of technology use.


Conklin, Bruce, David Noonan. "Managing Storm Flows in Boston and Brookline's Historic Emerald Necklace" Stormwater Vol. 3 (September/October 2002)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Work along the Muddy River will enhance habitat, protect historic spaces, and stop flooding.


Conroy, Glenn. "Natural Resource Management: People and Policy" Australia: Land & Water Australia (July 2001)
<http://www.lwa.gov.au/downloads/PK010162.pdf>

Type: Website, Report
Organization: Land & Water Australia, Blackadder Communication and Naturally Resourceful
Comment: Overview of the practical results from 11 research projects examining the social and institutional dimensions of NRM. Provides a series of tools, checklists, principles, case studies and guidelines for advisors and policy makers working in NRM.


Cook, Sabrina. "Beyond Conventional Stormwater Measures" Stormwater Vol. 6 (July/August 2005)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Jurisdictions charged with managing stormwater flows and other forms of urban runoff are facing increasing pressure from regulatory agencies, often in the form of more restrictive NPDES permit terms. Often, the use of conventional techniques will not be enough to meet the new requirements, and new, more creative ways to meet performance objectives will be required.


Costanza, Robert, A. Voinov. "Landscape Simulation Modeling: A Spatially Explicit, Dynamic Approach" Alibris

Type: Abstract
Comment: Alibris listing and description of Costanza book


Costanza, Robert, Ralph d'Arge, Rudolf de Groot, Stephen Farber, Monica Grasso, Bruce Hannon, Karin Limburg, Shadhid Naeem, Robert V. O'Neill, Jose Paruelo, Robert G. Raskin, Paul Sutton, Marjan van den Belt. "The value of the world's ecosystem services and natural capital" Nature Vol. 387 (May 15, 1997)

Type: Article
Comment: Calculates the current economic value of 17 ecosystems, 1 6 biomes, and the entire biosphere using published studies and original calculations


Coursey, Don L., Douglas Noonan. "The Economic Impact of Environmental Resources on the Palos-Orland Region" (March 4, 2000)

Type: Report
Organization: Palos-Orland Conservation Committee
Comment: Evaluates the natural landscape in the Palos-Orland region and translates them into economic value


Croley II, Thomas E., Frank H. Quinn, Kenneth E. Kunkel, Stanley A. Changnon. "Great Lakes Hydrology Under Transposed Climates" Climatic Change Vol. 38 The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers (1998)

Type: Article
Organization: Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Midwestern Climate Center, Illinois State Water Survey
Comment: Historical climates, based on 43 years of daily data from areas south and southwest of the Great Lakes, were used to examine the hydrological response of the Great Lakes to warmer climates.


Crowley, Christopher M.. "Culvertless Light-Duty Roadway Drainage in Arid and Semiarid Environments" Stormwater Vol. 3 (May/June 2002)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Stormwater routing dictated the position of camping facilities in the landscape and helped identify areas that would require additional erosion and runoff protection and more detailed planning.


Curtin, Lawrence N., Sellers, Jr., Lawrence E.. "Outlook on Florida Environmental Legislation" Environmental Update Vol. 8 (First Quarter 2000)
<http://www.hklaw.com>

Type: Newsletter article, Website
Organization: Holland & Knight LLP
Comment: Evaluation of Florida's ability to address environmental issues within the next session


Daly, Jayne E.. "What's Really Needed to Effectuate Resource Protection in Communities" (2002)
<http://www.glynwood.org/resource/articles/resourceprotection.htm>

Type: Article, Website
Organization: Glynwood Center
Comment: Examines what happened when one municipality tried to protect a critical resource--its water supply. Documents the important role that comprehensive planning and local regulations play in protecting natural resources. Examines what else is needed in considering 'lessons learned.' Communities need a new framework for civic discourse--one that is less reactive than the public hearing process.


Dalziel, Tom. "Contra Costa Clean Water Infiltration Site Characterization Criteria and Guidance Study Milestone Report #2: Presentation of Stormwater Infiltration Methods" (November 1, 2004)
<http://www.cccleanwater.org/construction/Publications/CCCWP-Milestone2-Nov1...>

Type: Draft report, Website
Organization: C.3 Technical Work Group, Contra Costa Clean Water Program, Levine Fricke, Dan Cloak Environmental Consulting
Comment: Aims to improve local stormwater professionals' understanding of the applicability of various methods for promoting infiltration and reducing runoff. Organized presentation of the options available for accomplishing stormwater infiltration on development sites. Includes a brief description of each option and matrices that facilitate comparison of the options. Second of three reports prepared for the Study.


Daniels, Catherine H.. "Sustainable Agriculture in Washington State: A Look at Baseline Indicators" (2002)
<http://csanr.wsu.edu>

Type: Website, Report
Organization: Center for Sustaining Agriculture & Natural Resources, Washington State University
Comment: First step toward identifying trends in sustainability. Developing a tool to assess the current state of sustainable agriculture in Washington. Encourage discussion about the best methods for measuring progress toward sustainable agriculture.


Decker, Thomas R.. "Creating a Level Playing Field for the Design and Approval of Innovative Water Quality BMPs" Stormwater (July/August 2004)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Overview of the process currently in place in New Jersey for evaluating and certifying manufactured treatment devices


Decker, Thomas R., Quizhong "George" Guo. "Site Assessment for a Stormwater Detention Basin Water-Quality Retrofit" Stormwater Vol. 4 (May/June 2003)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Enhanced water-quality treatment must be balanced against potential hydrologic and hydraulic changes.


Delgado, Jorge, Wilfredo Colon, Walter Bausch, David Wright, Dwayne Westfall, Merlin Dillon, Asunta Thompson-Johns, Marvin Shaffer, Kirk Thompson, Harold Duke, Ronald Follett, Luis J. Olivieri. "Use of Innovative Tools to Increase Nitrogen-Use Efficiency and Protect Environmental Quality for Temperate and Tropical Regions" Stormwater Vol. 3 (May/June 2002)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: New technologies aid in reducing nutrient-rich runoff from agricultural sites.


Dellinger, Walter. "The Great Lakes Mediation Memorandum of Understanding" (October 3, 1996)

Type: Memo
Organization: U.S. Solicitor General
Comment: The terms that follow set forth the principles of a Memorandum of Understanding that would address the dispute over the alleged violation by the State of Illinois of the diversion limits set forth in the 1967 and 1980 Supreme Court Consent Decree in Wisconsin v. Illinois, 388 U.S. 426 (1967), as modified, 449 U.S. 48 (1980). The principles are the product of voluntary negotiations among the State of Illinois, the other seven Great Lakes states, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago and the United States during a mediation that began in December 1995.


Der, Andrew T.. "Balancing Wetland and Stream Preservation with Stormwater Management Goals: A Case Study" Stormwater Vol. 5 (September/October 2004)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Maryland reconciles rapid growth, water-quality goals, and habitat protection


"Bioretention Cell Costs"
<http://www.lid-stormwater.net/bioretention/bio_costs.htm>

Type: Website
Organization: Low Impact Development Center, Inc.
Comment: Costs of different sized rain gardens


DiBiaso, Amy. Environmental Perspectives (February 1999)
<http://www.tellus.org>

Type: Newsletter, Website
Organization: Tellus Institute
Comment: Contains: Greening Capital Markets: What Motivates Wall Street?; Benefits of Organic Waste Diversion in Developing Countries; Making the Business Case for Extended Product Responsibility; and Work in Progress


Dieber, Max, Eva Wurm. "Population, Household and Employment Forecasts for Northeastern Illinois 1990 to 2020" (November 6, 1997)
<http://www.nipc.cog.il.us>

Type: Website, Report
Organization: Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission (NIPC)
Comment: NIPC endorsed population, household and employment forecasts for 2020 for counties and municipalities in the six county northeastern Illinois region. The NIPC forecasts are developed primarily for the purposes of guiding planning and public investment. During the last 25 years, the forecast results have been used by the state of Illinois by regional agencies and at the local government level for transportation planning, water quality management, water supply allocation, housing policy analyses and comprehensive planning. Increasingly, the results have also been used by the business community. The forecasts described in this report were produced in conjunction with the development of the 2020 Regional Transportation Plan.


Dierkers, Greg, Erin Silsbe, Shayna Stott, Steve Winkelman, Mac Wubben. "CCAP Transportation Emissions Guidebook"
<http://www.ccap.org/guidebook/CCAP%20Transportation%20Guidebook%20(1).pdf>

Type: Website, Report
Organization: Center for Clean Air Policy
Comment: Land use choices, transportation planning and decisions on how to fund transportation all influence the costs of transportation -- whether measured in dollars, time, air pollution or greenhouse gas emissions. Because state and local governments influence


Dolan, Kari, Cameron Davis. "Saving Our Watersheds: A Field Guide to Watershed Restoration Using TMDLs" Montpelier, VT: National Wildlife Federation (January 1998)
<http://www.nwf.org>

Type: Guidebook, Website
Organization: National Wildlife Federation (NWF)
Comment: Describes how watershed associations, civic organizations, advocacy groups, and individuals can take important steps to clean up polluted waters.. The purpose of this guide is to empower citizens and organizations to learn more about TMDLs and to effectively participate in TMDL development efforts.


Doll, Amy, Greg Lindsey. "Credits Bring Economic Incentives for Onsite Stormwater Management" Watershed & Wet Weather Technical Bulletin (January 1999)
<http://www.stormwater fianance.urbancenter.iupui.edu/PDFs/LindseyDoll.pdf>

Type: Article, Website
Organization: Water Environment Federation
Comment: Describes how credits provide incentive to property owners to implement peak runoff controls and water quality BMPs and properly maintain onsite stormwater facilities


Dreher, Dennis. "Overview of Chicago Wilderness and the Biodiversity Recovery Plan" (November 16, 2004)

Type: Presentation
Organization: Chicago Wilderness, Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission
Comment: PowerPoint presentation describing Chicago Wilderness' goals and green infrastructure


Dreher, Dennis W., Thomas H. Price. "Reducing the Impacts of Urban Runoff: The Advantages of Alternative Site Design Approaches" Chicago, IL: (April 1997)

Type: Report
Organization: Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission
Comment: Describes the effects of runoff and the BMPs for designing effective runoff drainage systems. Includes chapter titles: Site Design Best Management Practices, Cumulative Benefits of Alternative Site Designs, and Incorporating BMPs into the Site Planning Process.


Dreher, Dennis, Martin Jaffe. "Conservation Design Resource Manual: Language and Guidelines for Updating Local Ordinances" (March 2003)

Type: Manual
Organization: Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission, Chicago Wilderness
Comment: Provides resources for local governments interested in modifying plans and ordinances concerning conservation design


Dreher, Dennis, Tom Price, Holly Hudson, Jason Navota, Tina Garrett. "1999-2000 Water Quality Activities"

Type: Report
Organization: Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission (NIPC)
Comment: Description of watershed projects undertaken by NIPC


Dreiseitl, Herbert. "Water In our Cities"
<http://www.dreiseitl.com>

Type: Article, Website
Comment: Urban hydrology has to become part of an aesthetic urban planning process. Water needs allowed back into the social consciousness of a responsible urban society. Hence, it's ecological and harmonizing qualities need to be acknowledged through a new aesthetic.


DSC. "Stormwater Strategies for Arid and Semi-Arid Watersheds" Watershed Protection Techniques Vol. 3 Ellicott City, MD: Center for Watershed Protection (March 2000)
<http://www.cwp.org>

Type: Newsletter article, Website
Organization: Center for Watershed Protection
Comment: Stormwater strategies are fundamentally different in the west


DSC. "The Dynamics of Urban Steam Channel Enlargement" Watershed Protection Techniques Vol. 3 Ellicott City, MD: Center for Watershed Protection (March 2000)
<http://www.cwp.org>

Type: Newsletter article, Website
Organization: Center for Watershed Protection
Comment: Review of past research on channel enlargement processes in urban streams and how long it takes streams to reach a 'new' equilibrium once watershed development is completed.


Duncker, Jim. "Lake Michigan Diversion Accounting-Discharge Values" (March 31, 2000)
<http://il.water.usgs.gov/proj/lmda/>

Type: Website
Organization: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Comment: Latest available discharge values for Lake Michigan Diversion Discharge Accounting.


Dussaillant, Alejandro R., Chin H. Wu, Kenneth W. Potter. "Infiltration of Stormwater in a Rain Garden: Richard Equation Numerical Model and Field Experiment"
<http://www.iemss.org/iemss2004/pdf/hydroresponses/dussinfi.pdf>

Type: Article, Website
Organization: Universidad Catolica, University of Wisconsin at Madison
Comment: We have developed a numerical model that can be applied in rain garden design and evaluation.


Dvorak, Petula. "To Advocates, Money Does Grown on Trees" Washington Post (August 4, 2005)
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/08/03/AR200508030...>

Type: Article, Website
Comment: Study Spotlights Financial Benefits Of Foliage. A study released by Casey Trees Endowment Fund calculates the economic value of foliage. The Urban Forest Effects Model created by the U.S. Forest Service was used to calculate the tree canopy covering 28.6 percent of the District saves $2.6 million annually in utility costs in buildings and that it removes 540 tons of air pollution particles each year.'


Dvorak, Petula. "To Advocates, Money Does Grown on Trees" Washington Post (August 4, 2005)

Type: Newspaper Article
Comment: Study spotlings financial benefits of D.C.'s foliage. Advocates are trying to stir discussion about the benefits of trees in such places as the District's McPherson Square.


Dwyer, John F., David J. Nowak, Gary W. Watson. "Future Directions for Urban Forestry Research in the United States" Journal of Arboriculture Vol. 28 (September 2002)

Type: Article
Comment: Briefly overviews urban forestry and outlines the future challenges and opportunities for urban forestry research in the United States.


Dwyer, Mark C., Robert W. Miller. "Using GIS to Assess Urban Tree Canopy Benefits and Surrrounding Greenspace Distributions"

Type: Article
Organization: University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Comment: Assessed the distribution of open space in and around the greater Stevens Point area, energy savings from lowered air-conditioning costs, and the reductions in stormwater runoff as a partial function of existing tree canopy.


Echols, Stuart Patton. "A Community Framework for Ranking Stormwater Strategies" Stormwater Vol. 3 (November/December 2002)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: A decision support system for designers helps rank local priorities.


Echols, Stuart Patton. "The "Best" Best Management Practices" Stormwater Vol. 3 (September/October 2002)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Methods traditionally chosen to remedy to specific stormwater problems are reductionist in approach. These methods are often described as end-of-the-pipe solutions.


Edwards, Amy L.. "New Nationwide Permits Replace NWP 26" Environmental Update Vol. 8 (First Quarter 2000)
<http://www.hklaw.com>

Type: Newsletter article, Website
Organization: Holland & Knight LLP
Comment: Describes new and modified NWPs


Elder, Don, Gayle Killam, Paul Koberstein. "The Clean Water Act: An Owner's Manual" (March 1999)

Type: Manual
Organization: River Network
Comment: Gives citizen activists a clear description of provisions of the CWA that allow citizen involvement. Describes each of the key tools the CWA provides. Includes case studies. Delineates the specific avenues for citizen involvement in decision-making. Explores the relationship between the CWA and other federal legislation. Provides a set of references for other types of solutions.


Emmerling-DiNovo, Carol. "Stormwater Detention Basins and Residential Locational Decisions" Water Resources Bulletin Vol. 31 (June 1995)

Type: Article
Organization: American Water Resources Association
Comment: Residential preferences of wet over dry stormwater basins


Emmerling-DiNovo, Carol. "The Amenity Value of Stormwater Detention Basins"

Type: Article
Organization: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UofI), Department of Landscape Architecture
Comment: Economic impact of residential property values based on wet and dry stormwater basins


England, Gordon. "Low-Impact Development Revisited" Stormwater
<http://www.forester.net/sw_0201_low.html>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Describes negative aspects of LID, including inability to maintain in the long term and increased municipal costs


Ernst, Caryn, Kim Hopper, David Summers. "Protecting the Source: Land Conservation and the Future of America's Drinking Water" Water Protection Series (2004)

Type: Report
Organization: The Trust for Public Land, American Water Works Association
Comment: Presents a series of best practices to guide communities' source protection efforts and to showcase those communites that are already linking land and water protection effectively. Serves as a reference and resource for those seeking best practices in developing and maintaining the highest level of water quality and, at the same time, preserving our limited natural land resources.


Ettinger, Albert, Cynthia Skrukrud. "The Clean Water Act and Sprawl: An Illinois Permitting Opportunity" River Voices Vol. 13 Portland, OR: River Network (2003)

Type: Newsletter article
Organization: River Network, Environmental Law and Policy Center, Sierra Club
Comment: What you can do to properly implement the CWA


Evans, Barry M., David W. Lehning, Tatiana Borisova, Kenneth J. Corradini, and Scott A. Sheeder. "Users Guide for the Pollutant Reduction Impact Comparison Tool" (June 2003)
<http://www.orser.psu.edu/gissupport/PRedICT_Guide.pdf>

Type: Guidebook, Website
Comment: For pollutant removal of BMP: The default values used are based primarily on information provided in Novotny and Olem (1994) and Ristenpart and Prigge (2002)


EWB. "Changing Development Rules in Your Community" Watershed Protection Techniques Vol. 3 Ellicott City, MD: Center for Watershed Protection (January 2000)
<http://www.cwp.org>

Type: Newsletter article, Website
Organization: Center for Watershed Protection
Comment: Recommendations on facilitating effective community roundtables using the Center's Codes and Ordinances Worksheet (COW) in regards to development of impervious surfaces


EWB, Barrett Walker. "A Study of Paired Catchments Within Peavine Creek Drainage in Atlanta" Watershed Protection Techniques Vol. 3 Ellicott City, MD: Center for Watershed Protection (January 2000)
<http://www.cwp.org>

Type: Newsletter article, Website
Organization: Center for Watershed Protection
Comment: Study comparing differences of watershed impacts between two catchments with different levels of impervious cover


Eyring, Bill. "A Sustainable Approach to Water Resource Management"

Type: Article
Organization: Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT)
Comment: Six components to bring sustainability to water resource planning


Eyring, Bill. "Forest Preserve Acquisition in Palos Township"

Type: Letter
Organization: Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT)
Comment: Corridor between Tampier Lake and McGinnis Slough Forest Preserves may still be threatened by the intervention of a well-connected developer who controls vital lands within the corridor.


Eyring, Bill. "Outreach for Green Infrastructure Projects" (January 5, 2004)

Type: Letter
Organization: Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT)
Comment: Here's how I visualize a process for arriving at successful partnerships to locate and engage local officials and neighborhood residents to work with on green infrastructure design and implementation projects: Lt. Governor School Initiative, Section 319 Project,


Eyring, Bill. "Stormwater Management in Unincorporated Maine Township" (November 25, 2003)

Type: Letter
Organization: Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT)
Comment: The Illinois DNR Office of Water Resources is currently building a major levee and pumping station to reduce flooding in the part of the Farmers/Prairie Creek Watershed closest to the Des Plaines River. However, there are areas throughout the watershed that are vulnerable to water damage. Many of these areas will not be affected by the levee and pumping station.


Eyring, Bill. "What can you do about a flooded basement?" Community Energy Express (May 2002)
<http://www.cntenergy.org>

Type: Newsletter, Website
Organization: CNT Energy
Comment: Solutions to basement flooding


Faust, Russell W.. "Hydrology - a Review for Civil Engineers"
<http://www.pdhonline.org/courses/h102/h102.htm>

Type: Website
Organization: PDH Online, Haestad Methods, HDSC, National Weather Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Comment: This course is intended for practicing engineers, and others, who have some basic knowledge of hydrology and hydraulics. In this course, we concentrate on those aspects of hydrology of most interest to engineers. Although groundwater is part of the hydrologic cycle, it is only briefly touched upon. The precipitation-runoff process will be the main focus of this study because it makes up so much of what engineers do on a day to day basis. If, at the end of this course, your memory of the hydrology classes you took in college is refreshed then the course’s main objective will have been met. It is hoped too, that the references and links to websites devoted to hydrology will prove helpful to you.


Field, Richard, James P. Heaney, Robert Pitt. "Innovative Urban Wet-Weather Flow Management Systems" Lancaster, PA: Technomic Publishing Company, Inc. (2000)

Type: Textbook
Organization: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), University of Colorado at Bolder, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Comment: Describes innovative methods to develop improved wet-weather flow management systems for urban developments of the 21st century. Addresses the competing objectives of providing drainage services at the same time as decreasing stormwater pollutant discharges. Presents general principles of urban water management that will foster the development of more sustainable systems by integrating the traditionally separate functions of providing a water supply and collecting, treating, and disposing of wastewater, as well as handling urban WWF. Evaluates and summarizes the physical, chemical, and biological water quality characteristics of urban runoff. Evaluates the impacts of urban WWF on receiving waters. Presents extensive discussions regarding the effectiveness of a wide variety of WWF controls.


Finley, Larry. "Laws of the Land" Chicago Sun-Times (March 3, 2000)
<http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4155/is_20000303/ai_n13855802>

Type: Newspaper Article
Comment: Describes Illinois housing projects for green housing


Fox, Catherine A.. "ABCs of Watershed Assessment-Part 2: Contaminated Sediments: The Silent Threat to Georgia's Water Resources" Stormwater Vol. 3 (May/June 2002)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Site-specific evaluation is important before watershed restoration efforts begin


Fox, Catherine A., Charles D. Absher. "Biological Assessments: A Critical Tool for Effective Water Resource Planning" Stormwater Vol. 3 (November/December 2002)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Studies of macroinvertebrate and fish communities help gauge the health of local watersheds.


Fox, Catherine A., Charles D. Absher. "The ABCs of Water-Quality Assessment in Georgia" Stormwater Vol. 3 (March/April 2002)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: A description of typical measurement parameters and their significance, as well as a look at how one state is applying the standards.


Francis, Mark. "A Case Study Method for Landscape Architecture" (September 1999)

Type: Report
Organization: Landscape Architecture Foundation
Comment: Summarizes a research project commissioned by the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) in 1997 and completed in 1999 for development of a case study method for landscape architecture. Concludes that the case study method is a highly appropriate and valuable approach in landscape architecture. The body of research and practice in landscape architecture is already based to some degree on a case study method. Many past designed projects, research studies, and educational curricula have utilized a case study approach. The profession lends itself especially well to this type of critical analysis. With increased rigor and funding, the case study method promises to be an increasingly common and effective form of analysis and dissemination for landscape architects.


Frey, Merritt. "Including Growth in the "Clean-up" Plan" River Voices Vol. 13 Portland, OR: River Network (2003)

Type: Newsletter article
Organization: River Network
Comment: So what do you do when development threatens to overwhelm the progress we've made restoring our rivers, lakes, and costal waters? Luckily, the drafters of the CWA created a backstop for when the Act's other requirements didn't result in safe waters--the TMDL program. The program requires that states and EPA identify rivers, lakes and coastal waters that remain polluted and then develop a cleanup plan for a TMDL for each waterbody.


Friedman, David, Carl Montana, Paul Welle, Chris Smith, David Lamm. "Impact of Soil Disturbance During Construction on Bulk Density and Infiltration in Ocean County, New Jersey" (June 1, 2001)

Type: Report
Organization: Ocean County Soil Conservation District, Schnabel Engineering Associates, Inc., USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Comment: A study was conducted of undisturbed and disturbed urban soils in Ocean County, New Jersey to investigate the impact on soil infiltration rates due to modification and compactions during construction operations, to examine if the effects are significant enough to alter the Hydrologic Soil Group (HSG) classification or Runoff Curve Number, and to provide additional guidance in the use of TR-55 for the design of structural stormwater management practices.


Gain, Jennifer, Wendell Ela, Robert Arnold, Kevin Lansey. "Measuring Localized Surface Infiltration Rates in Secondary Effluent Recharge Basins" 11th Biennial Symposium on Groundwater Recharge

Type: Article
Comment: The objective of this study was to develop a method to observe the infiltration behavior of different areas of a recharge basin in short time steps throughout the entire duration of the infiltration period.


Garbrecht, Jurgen, Fred L. Ogden, Paul A. DeBarry, David R. Maidment. "GIS and Distributed Watershed Models. I: Data Coverages and Sources" Journal of Hydrologic Engineering (November/December 2001)

Type: Article
Comment: Explanation of use of GIS modeling in watersheds


Garg, Rishi. "Potential Messages for the Illinois Rain Garden Initiative" (May 5, 2004)

Type: Letter
Comment: The Lieutenant Governor can use the Illinois Rain Garden Initiative to convey three different messages to Illinois residents and media: Illinois Policy and Legislation, Storm Water Management and Flood Control, and Education Initiatives


Gladwin, Jim. "Replacing Lawns with Native Plants Saves Water, Environment" (August 15, 2000)
<http://ens.lycos.com/ens/aug2000/2000L-08-15-09.html>

Type: Article, Website
Organization: WaterForum
Comment: Lawns use more water and fertilizer than crop lands unless covered in native plants


Glazner, Michael K.. "Restoring Runoff to Predeveloped Conditions: Fact or Fiction?"

Type: Article
Organization: Haestad Methods
Comment: Discusses how the current approach for using the predeveloped peak flow rate as the criteria for postdeveloped target peak outflow rate does not address the issue of increased runoff volume due to development. An increase in developed runoff volume can have significant impacts downstream.


Gold, Richard M.. "Outlook on Federal Environmental Legislation" Environmental Update Vol. 8 (First Quarter 2000)
<http://www.hklaw.com>

Type: Newsletter article, Website
Organization: Holland & Knight LLP
Comment: Evaluation of Congress' ability to address environmental issues within the next session


Goodman, Susannah Blake, Jonas Kron, Tim Little. "The Environmental Fiduciary: The Case for Incorporating Environmental Factors into Investment Management Policies"

Type: Bibliography
Organization: The Rose Foundation for Communities & the Environment
Comment: Shows that fiduciaries who manage funds for institutional investors such as pension funds, foundations, and charitable trusts should incorporate environmental factors into their portfolio management policies.


Goonetilleke, Ashantha, Evan Thomas, Simon Ginn, Dale Gilbert. "Understanding the rold of land use in urban stormwater quality management" Journal of Environmental Management Vol. 74 (January 2005)

Type: Article
Organization: Queensland University of Technology, Gold Coast City Council
Comment: Study investigated relationships between water quality and six different land uses, offers practical guidance in the planning of future urban developments. The research findings confirmed the need to move beyond customary structural measures and identified the key role that urban planning can play in safeguarding urban water environments.


Grady, William. "Flood plans rise with sprawl" Chicago Tribune (May 9, 2005)

Type: Newspaper Article
Comment: Growing areas seek storm-water control


Greenberg, Joel. Integrated Aquatics Vol. 6 (January 2003)

Type: Newsletter
Organization: Integrated Lake Management
Comment: Articles include Jim Bland Receives 2002 Lake Guardian Award from Illinois Lake Management Association for his Outstanding Contributions to the Protection of Illinois Lakes; Lake Country Provides Protection of Isolated Wetlands after U.S. Supreme Court says they are Outside Federal Jurisdiction; Biological Invaders Arrive by Land and by Sea: ILM Provides Homeland Security; Jellyfish in Chicago Park District Lagoons? Why, Yes!; and Current Events: ILM Completes Major Watershed Assessment


Greenberg, Joel. "The Lessons of Hickory Creek: Draft for Discussion"

Type: Report
Organization: The Livable Community Alliance, Center for Neighborhood Technology, Integrated Lakes Management
Comment: Study on Hickory Creek watershed


Greenberg, Joel. "A Natural History of the Chicago Region" Chicago: University of Chicago Press (2002)

Type: Book
Comment: By increasing understanding of local ecosystems and their history, this book will, I hope, contribute, to the this growing appreciation of the region's natural history. I document some of the major changes that have occurred in the flora and fauna of the Chicago region since the beginning of European settlement.


Grigaite, Milda, Ellen Shubart. "Zoning for Environmental Sustainability" ideas@work Vol. 3 Metropolitan Planning Council (October 2003)
<http://www.growingsensibly.org>

Type: Article, Website
Organization: Campaign for Sensible Growth
Comment: Offers specific suggestions for how communities can adopt their zoning ordinances to embrace sustainable development that respects the environment.


Grippo, April. "Nutrient Trading: A Bridge Over Trouble Water?" Stormwater Vol. 4 (January/February 2003)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Pollutant allowance trading systems offer a new opportunity for improving water quality. How enforceable are they?


Groot, Rudolf S. de, Matthew A. Wilson, Roelof M.J. Boumans. "A typology for the classification, description and valuation of ecosystem functions, goods and services" Ecological Economics, Special Issue: The Dynamics and Value of Ecosystem Services: Integrating Economic and Ecological Perspectives Vol. 41 Elsevier Science B.V. (2002)
<http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ecolecon>

Type: Article, Website
Comment: Creates a system for classifying, describing and valuing ecosystem functions, goods and services in a standard format to more easily consolidate data and study it


Gumb, Dana. "A New Drainage Plan for the Richmond Creek Watershed: Wetlands for Flood Control in New York City" Planners' Casebook Vol. 36 (Winter 2001)

Type: Newsletter article
Organization: American Institute of Certified Planners
Comment: Describes Staten Island's Bluebelt program


Gumb, Dana. "Wetlands in New York City? The Statent Island Bluebelt System" Planners' Casebook Vol. 23 (Summer 1997)

Type: Article
Organization: American Institute of Certified Planners
Comment: Outlines an effort by the NYC Department of Environmental Protection to provide a stormwater management system for South Richmond very different from the conventional New York City method of putting everything in a pipe


Gumb, Dana. "Outwitting Muskrats, Geese, and other Culprits" Stormwater (November/December 2001)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Organization: New York City Department of Environmental Protection
Comment: Protecting wetlands from animals


Guo, James C.Y.. "Rational Hydrograph Method for Small Urban Watersheds" Journal of Hydrologic Engineering (July/August 2001)

Type: Article
Comment: Rational hydrograph method testing


Guterson, Mary. "Living Machines: Putting human waste back in its place: at the bottom of the food chain" In Context; Designing A Sustainable Future (Spring 1993)
<http://www.context.org/ICLIB/IC35/Guterson.html>

Type: Article, Website
Comment: Describes Living Machines, a way to use living organisms to breakdown wastewater


Gutshall, Mark A.. "Lancaster County Lititz Run Watershed Restoration Project" (September 23, 1997)

Type: Website
Organization: Landstudies, Inc.
Comment: The emphasis of this project will be on managing the causes of non-point source pollution within the watershed. Focuses on a community improving its water quality through a comprehensive longterm watershed management strategy that combines techniques in natural resource management, land use planning, education, and community involvement.


Guy, Andrew. "Water Experts Urge Great Lakes Action" Land & Water: Great Lakes Water Diversion (February 26, 2003)
<http://mlui.org/landwater/fullarticle.asp?fileid=16440>

Type: Article, Website
Organization: Michigan Land Use Institute
Comment: West's hard lessons, Midwest's deteriorating aquifers underline treaty delay


Guy, Andy. "Less Water Means More Money" Great Lakes Bulletin News Service (August 10, 2005)
<http://mlui.org/landwater/fullarticle.asp?fileid=16909>

Type: Article, Website
Organization: Michigan Land Use Institute
Comment: Responsible regulations to protect public health and the environment can come at added short-term expense. But mounting evidence from the factory floor also suggests that an effective water policy pays off in the long run for both the economy and the environment. What is increasingly clear is that thoughtful investments in water stewardship today not only sustain the resource in a healthy condition for future business. They also can make industry more efficient and help reduce costs, protect jobs, and actually enhance economic competitiveness. Now even the intern knows it.


Haase, Roald. "Geneva firm to help Beijing bloom" Kane County Chronicle (February 8, 2003)

Type: Newspaper Article
Comment: Describes wastewater treatment plan for Beijing before the 2008 Olympics based on the Mill Creek wastewater treatment system


Hager, Mary Catherine. "Low-Impact Development" Stormwater Vol. 4 (January/February 2003)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Lot-level approaches to stormwater management are gaining ground.


Hallett, Stanley J., Marek Klonowski. "Water, Water Everywhere: But Not Enough in DuPage County? A Case Study of Urban Water Management Options" The Neighborhood Options Papers

Type: Report
Organization: Northwestern University Center for Urban Affairs
Comment: Typical engineering model that concentrates on the expansion of the available supply of water in DuPage County; proposes an alternative investment strategy that will allow citizens of DuPage County to explore the other options for use and management in a more reasonable and thorough way


Halley, Mary C., Suzanne O. White, Edwin W. Watkins. "The ArcView Curve Number Generator" ArcView GIS Extension for Estimating Curve Numbers
<http://gis.esri.com/library/userconf/proc00/professional/papers/PAP657/p657...>

Type: Article, Website
Organization: Ogden Environmental and Energy Services, Co., Inc.
Comment: Describes how to use the Curve Number Generator


Hamilton, Pixie A., Timothy L. Miller, Donna N. Myers. "Water Quality in the Nation's Streams and Aquifers - Overview of Selected Findings, 1991-2001" Circular 1265 Reston, Virginia: U.S. Geological Survey (2004)
<http://www.usgs.gov>

Type: Website, Report
Organization: U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Comment: Information to manage, protect, and restore water quality; water quality and its connection to land use-agricultural and urban sources of nonpoint pollution; effects of natural features and land-management practices; complex containment patterns-mixtures, breakdown products, and seasonality; interactions among water, air, and aquatic ecosystems; changes in water quality over time; the NAWQA program


Hancock, Jeff. "Phosphorous Removal" Stormtalk (January 27, 2004)

Type: Email
Organization: Virginia DCR
Comment: Virginia's water quality requirements use phosphorous as the keystone pollutant (not sediment), so BMPs are selected and rated for phosphorous removal efficiency.


Havera, Stephen P., Katie E. Roat, Lynn L. Anderson. "The Thompson Lake/Emiquon Story: The Biology, Drainage, and Restoration of an Illinois Rive Bottomland Lake" Illinois Natural History Survey (October 2003)

Type: Report
Organization: Illinois Natural History Survey
Comment: This story is presented to coalesce the wealth of available information, to enhance wetland restoration efforts in the Illinois Valley, and to illustrate the lake's intriguing past, present, and future.


Hawthorne, Michael. "Lakes plan has high cost" Chicago Tribune (July 8, 2005)

Type: Newspaper Article
Comment: $20 billion could be tough to find for ambitious cleanup proposed by Bush


Hayes, John C., Bill Barfield, K. Flint Holbrook, Jason Gillespie, Joe Fersner, Brian Bates. "A Model for Assessing the Impact of BMPs on Water Quality" Stormwater Vol. 4 (September/October 2003)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: IDEAL uses regional data to predict BMPs' effects on pollutants


Heaney, James P., David Sample, Len Wright. "Chapter 10: Cost Analysis and Financing of Urban Water Infrastructure"

Type: Report
Comment: Provides summary information regarding the cost of water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure for U.S. cities. While the main theme of this report is stormwater, some of the innovative ideas proposed relate to water supply. An example is reusing stormwater for irrigation to reduce water supply demands.


Heath, Brad. "Relentless growth transforms Lakes" The Detroit News (August 14, 2005)

Type: Newspaper Article
Comment: Environmentalists worry that as more people move into the Traverse City area, they bring more pollution with them, changing the landscape around them. In one case, taxpayers in one community bought the development rights for thousands of acres of orchards and vineyards.


Hemphill, Lex. "Urban Growth Examined" Salt Lake Tribune

Type: Newspaper Article
Comment: Description of a smart growth symposium for Envision Utah at which Jacky Grimshaw presented


Henderson, Kirk. "Kirk Henderson, Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management Program" Grist Magazine (June 20, 2003)
<http://www.gristmagazine.com/dearme/henderson063003.asp?source=daily>

Type: Website, Web article
Organization: Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management Program (IRVM)
Comment: IRVM manages native prairie restoration along roadsides and is attempting to get county support for more a new office


Hey, Donald L., Nancy S. Philippi. "Flood Reduction through Wetland Restoration: The Upper Mississippi River Basin as a Case History" Restoration Ecology Vol. 3 (March 1995)

Type: Article
Organization: The Wetlands Initiative
Comment: Provides some ideas on how a management strategy based on watershed restoration would work


Higgins, Margot. "In Northeast, conservation comes without economic costs" Environmental News Network (ENN) (February 12, 2001)
<http://www.enn.com/enn-news-archive/2001/02/02122001/neastcons_41896.asp>

Type: Website, Web article
Comment: Describes a study that claims that conservation decisions need not be connected with economic development issues in an area


Hines, Thomas E., K. Douglas Blodgett, Ted Lee Eubanks, Jr.. "The Illinois River: Jewel of West-Central Illinois"

Type: Article
Organization: Spoon River College, The Nature Conservancy, FERMATA, Inc.
Comment: There are many attributes and initiatives that contribute to the positive quality of life and growth potential in West-Central Illinois. However, the reclamation and enhancement of the Illinois River basin may be one of the greatest opportunities that this region has experienced in decades. It is up to our residents, community leaders, and business people to take advantage of the opportunity and to shape a vision that will help restore and protect natural resources and create new jobs, economic development, and an improved quality of life for years to come.


Hjelmfelt, A.T., D.A. Woodward, G. Conaway, A. Plummer, Q.D. Quad, J. Van Mullen, R.H. Hawkins, D. Rietz. "Curve Numbers, Recent Developments"

Type: Article
Organization: USDA Agricultural Research Service, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, University of Arizona
Comment: A joint work group was formed by the US Deparment of Agriculture to review the Curve Number procedure in terms of current field measurements. As a result of this work group much of the National Engineering Handbook has bene rewritten to improve consistency and clarity. A fuzzy set theory approach was used to establish a physical basis for classifying soils into Hydrologic Soil Groups. An asymptotic method was developed for determining Curve Numbers from rainfall-runoff data and for determining quality of fit data to the Curve Number runoff equation.


Hoffman, Martyn. "21st Century Development Methods: A Case Study of the Lahontan Community" Stormwater Vol. 3 (September/October 2002)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: At the Lahontan development in North Lake Tahoe, CA, a project has emerged over the past five years that shows how one developer has made a commitment to the environment through sensitive planning and conscientious practices throughout the development of the infrastructure, golf courses, and residential construction.


Hopkins, Lewis D., E. Downey Brill, Jr., Jon C. Liebman, Harry G. Wenzel, Jr.. "Land Use Allocation Model for Flood Control" Journal of the Water Resources Planning and Management Division (November 1978)

Type: Article
Comment: Uses a model for dealing with the interdependence among land use decisions on and off the floodplain=


Hormann, Georg, Andreas Horn, Nicola Fohrer. "The evaluation of land-use options in mesoscale catchments: Prospects and limitations of eco-hydrological models" Ecological Modeling (February 16, 2005)
<http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_aset=V-WA-A-W-CE-MsSAY...>

Type: Article, Website
Organization: Christian-Albrechts-Unversität Kiel
Comment: Land-use is a key factor in hydrological modeling. It controls not only parameters such as evaporation and runoff from catchments, but also erosion and water quality. This review summarizes the different approaches to integrate land-use in mesoscale catchment models and simulation projects. After a short overview of the basic possibilities to include land-use in hydrologic models, we discuss the implementation of land-use in selected models. The main part of the paper deals with different approaches to link land-use and water cycle. The papers which have been analyzed in our review are classified into three categories: analysis of consequences of land-use changes on water cycle, scenarios with a fixed land-use and optimization of land-use according to economic or ecologic criteria. We finish with an outlook on the technical development of integrated modeling.


Horner, Richard R., Heungkook Lim, Stephen J. Burges. "Hydrologic Monitoring of the Seattle Ultra-Urban Stormwater Management Projects" Water Resources Series Vol. 170 (November 2002)

Type: Report
Organization: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Washington
Comment: Seattle Public Utilities constructed two drainage projects in the northwestern part of the city to decrease stormwater quantities discharged to Pipers Creek, with the goal of reducing channel erosion there and water pollutant loadings to the stream.


Hoxworth, Dan, Charles Spindler. "Impact Fees: Issues and Case Studies" Management Information Service Report Vol. 23 Washington, D.C.: Management Information Service (December 1991)

Type: Newsletter
Organization: ICMA
Comment: Examines the legal standing of impact fees, their structure and implementation, and the issues surrounding their use. Includes several case studies.


Hundal, Dr.. "Constructing Parks, Golf Courses, and Athletic Fields Using Biosolids" Beneficial Reuse of Biosolids Vol. 1

Type: Report
Organization: Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
Comment: Case studies of successful rebuilding using biosolids


Hunt, William F.. "Stormwater BMP Cost - Effectiveness Relationships for North Carolina" Watershed 2002 (2002)

Type: Article
Organization: North Carolina State University
Comment: Presents a simple tool that links the removal efficiencies of BMPs to their associated costs. Finds that bio-retention is most often the most cost-effective BMP for small mostly impermeable watersheds, the cost-effectiveness of stormwater wetlands and wet ponds are comparable when including land and opportunity costs, and economies of scale exist.


Hynes, Thomas C.. "Guidelines for Assessed Valuation Complaints: Flood-damaged Properties"

Type: Legislation
Organization: Assessor of Cook County
Comment: Describes what types of property are eligible for assessment reductions after a flood


Idol, Travis. "Hydrologic Effects of Changes in Forest Structure and Species Compostion" (2003)

Type: Presentation
Organization: Department of Natural Resources, University of Hawaii-Manoa


Manninen, Christine. "Lake Michigan Facts and Figures" (May 1, 2004)

Type: Website
Organization: Great Lakes Information Network
Comment: Basic information about Lake Michigan


James, Williams. "Green Roads: Research Into Permeable Pavers" Stormwater Vol. 3 (March/April 2002)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Investigations of infiltration capacity, pavement leachate, and runoff temperature.


Jastrow, J.D.. "Changes in Soil Aggregation Associated with Tallgrass Prairie Restoration" American Journal of Botany Vol. 74 (1987)

Type: Article
Organization: Argonne National Laboratory, Environmental Research Division
Comment: To investigate the dynamics of soil aggregation associated with the restoration of cultivated soil to tallgrass prairie, changes in soil aggregation and aboveground production were compared in a corn field, restored prairie plantings of various ages, and an uncultivated prairie remnant. The purpose of the study was to characterize the important relationships in this system so that later studies can be designed to address specific questions concerning plant/soil interactions. In this paper, changes in macroaggregation and related changes in the plant community, as measured by aboveground production are emphasized.


Jastrow, J.D.. "Soil Aggregate Formation and the Accrual of Particulate and Mineral-associated Organic Matter" Soil Biology and Biochemistry Vol. 28 Great Britain: Elsevier Science Ltd (1996)

Type: Article
Organization: Argonne National Laboratory, Environmental Research Division


JAZ. "The Benefits of Better Site Design in Commercial Development" Watershed Protection Techniques Vol. 3 Ellicott City, MD: Center for Watershed Protection (January 2000)
<http://www.cwp.org>

Type: Newsletter article, Website
Organization: Center for Watershed Protection
Comment: Study on benefits to watershed of better site design for commercial parking development


JAZ. "The Benefits of Better Site Design in Residential Subdivisions" Watershed Protection Techniques Vol. 3 Ellicott City, MD: Center for Watershed Protection (January 2000)
<http://www.cwp.org>

Type: Newsletter article, Website
Organization: Center for Watershed Protection
Comment: Benefits from various site design techniques in residential subdivisions


Jensen, Paul, Gregg Tieken, Andrew Labay, Ka-Leung Lee. "San Antonio's Cooling Lakes" Stormwater Vol. 4 (July/August 2003)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Monitoring temperature and other water-quality parameters ensures habitat and recreational uses in two artificial lakes.


Jervis, Rick, Barbara Sherlock. "Storm days of summer keep coming" Chicago Tribune

Type: Newspaper Article
Comment: Record storms in Chicago and their effects on resources


JMc. "Qualifying Runoff Loss from Turfgrass" Watershed Protection Techniques Vol. 2 (Fall 1995)

Type: Newsletter article
Organization: Center for Watershed Protection
Comment: Investigates the runoff consequences of turfgrass


Johnson, Mike. "San Antonio's River Improvements Project" Stormwater Vol. 4 (July/August 2003)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Beginning in the 1920s, the citizens of San Antonio authorized a series of projects that have resulted in the River Walk as it is today.


Johnsson, Julie. "Charged-up market zaps homebuilders" Crain's Chicago Business (March 14, 1998)

Type: Newspaper Article
Comment: Describes shift in building and developing costs for builders in the suburbs. Increased competition, zoning fees, and infrastructure costs are forcing builders to look to in-fill projects


Johnston, Douglas M., John B. Braden, Thomas H. Price. "The Downstream Economic Benefits from Storm Water Management: A Comparison of Conservation and Conventional Development"

Type: Article
Comment: Hydrologic and economic valuation of on-site stormwater storage strategies


Jones, Jonathan E., Andrew Earles, Elizabeth A. Fassman, John T. Doerfer, John E. Carroll. "Grant Ranch Stormwater-Quality Management Program" Stormwater Vol. 5 (January/February 2004)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Describes the highly effective stormwater-quality management program stimulated by the 1997 agreement.


Jones, Steve, John Waller. "Down the Drain: Five: Deep Tunnel" Chicago Public Library Digital Collections (August 2004)
<http://www.chipublib.org/digital/sewers/history5.html>

Type: Article, Website
Organization: Chicago Public Library, Chicago Department of Sewers
Comment: Describes the history of Chicago's deep tunnel stormwater system


Karr, James R.. "Biological Integrity: A Long-Neglected Aspect of Water Resource Management" Ecological Applications Vol. 1 Ecological Society of America (1991)

Type: Article
Organization: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Comment: Describes impediments to an integrative ecological approach to protection of water resources, describes a recently developed approach for assessment of biological integrity of a water resource, and speculates on the future of biology in the protection of water resources.


Karr, James R., Kurt D. Fausch, Paul L. Angermeier, Philip R. Yant, Isaac J. Schlosser. "Assessing Biological Integrity in Running Waters: A Method and Its Rationale" Special Publication 5 (September 1986)

Type: Report
Organization: Illinois Natural History Survey
Comment: Demonstrates the need for a method to assess biotic integrity directly, provides a conceptual framework for biological monitoring, and describes a useful tool for biological monitoring - the Index of Biotic Integrity.


Kaspersen, Janice. "Another Look at 319 Funding" Stormwater Vol. 4 (September/October 2003)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: It's a national craze: More and more communities are setting up stormwater utilities or, with various levels of desperation, looking for other ways to fund fledgling Phase Ii stormwater programs.


Kaspersen, Janice. "CSOs, SSOs, and Stormwater" Stormwater Vol. 5 (January/February 2004)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Some of the most bedraggled portions of the infrastructure, which are largely invisible to the public, are those that deal with water: delivering it where it's needed, treating it once it's used, preventing it form flooding our streets, and--as far as possible--protecting it from contamination.


Kaspersen, Janice. "Extreme Stormwater Management" Stormwater Vol. 5 (November/December 2004)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: How to handle sever storms


Kaspersen, Janice. "Nonpoint-Source Responsibility After the Fact?" Stormwater Vol. 3 (September/October 2002)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: On July 23, USEPA announced it had reached an agreement with General Electric Company to take the first actions in cleaning up PCB-contaminated sections of the Hudson River.


Kaspersen, Janice. "Phase II and the First Amendment" Stormwater Vol. 4 (May/June 2003)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Is telling the public that dumping used motor oil down a storm drain harms receiving waters a statement of scientific fact, or is it essentially a political message?


Kaspersen, Janice. "Regulating Stormwater Underground" Stormwater Vol. 5 (March/April 2004)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Under EPA's Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program, which is part of the Safe Drinking Water Act, some stormwater structures are classified as Class V injection wells and require permits.


Kaspersen, Janice. "Selling Stormwater Utilities" Stormwater Vol. 5 (September/October 2004)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Hundreds of communities, encouraged by their neighbors' successes, now see a utility as the steadiest and fairest way to pay for stormwater services.


Kass, Mark L.. "Beyond Flood Control" Stormwater Vol. 5 (March/April 2004)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: From green roofs to pervious pavement to underground treatment, Milwaukee experiments with newer water-quality and flood control measures


Kass, Mark L.. "Milwaukee Flood Control" Stormwater Vol. 4 (November/December 2003)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: When citizens and business demanded flood protection, a state agency got creative in finding solutions


Kauffman, Janet. "Stop ditching rural streams" (February 16, 2005)
<http://www.workingforchange.com/article.cfm?itemid=18565>

Type: Article, Website
Organization: Prairie Writers Circle, WorkingforChange
Comment: Streams as ‘drains’: Can’t agriculture ditch the 19th century?


Kauffman, Janet. "Stop ditching rural streams: Streams as ‘drains’: Can’t agriculture ditch the 19th century?" Working for Change (February 16, 2005)
<http://www.workingforchange.com/article.cfm?itemid=18565>

Type: Article, Website
Comment: “A successful alternative was devised years ago by a pioneering river restorer named George Palmiter, whose goal was to “make the river do the work.” His is a low-impact method: stabilizing eroded banks with brush bundles and revegetation, selectively removing obstructions, deflecting current with natural materials. It mimics natural processes, with sediment directed out of the stream channel into floodplains -- acknowledging that some areas, like floodplains, are unsuitable for growing crops… A recent project on a stream in Michigan compared traditional dredging with Palmiter’s methods. After two years, the Palmiter stretch looked like a stream, and it functioned like one, solving drainage problems with much less harm to aquatic life than the stretch that was dredged.”


KBB. "Housing Density and Urban Land Use as Indicators of Stream Quality" Watershed Protection Techniques Vol. 3 Ellicott City, MD: Center for Watershed Protection (March 2000)
<http://www.cwp.org>

Type: Newsletter article, Website
Organization: Center for Watershed Protection
Comment: Indicators of links between urbanization and stream degradation


Keating, Janis. "Stormwater Good Housekeeping: Prevention Worth a Pound of Cure" Stormwater Vol. 6 (July/August 2005)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Ways to effectively keep streets and drains clean


Keating, Janis. "Trees: The Oldest New Thing in Stormwater Treatment?" Stormwater Vol. 3 (March/April 2002)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website


Keller, Brant D.. "Nonpoint Source: Whose Cross is it to Bear?" Stormwater Vol. 4 (May/June 2003)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: America has always brought its diversified issues to the forefront. Our nation was founded by putting the issues before the people and has always been able to engineer necessary solutions. I am not sure that history will repeat itself in the nonpoint-source pollution arena, however. The direction we have taken thus far has not demonstrated a united effort. Our gyroscope appears to be out of balance.


Keller, Brant D.. "Public Involvement and Education: The Critical Elements to the Success of Stormwater Utilities" Stormwater Vol. 3 (May/June 2002)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Elected officials, utility staff, and the general public all have a role in building the utility. Focuses on stormwater utilities in the 21st century. Supplies a foundation for the creation of a successful stormwater utility through the development of each customer level. A stormwater utility can work only if the staff, local elected officials, and general public are in harmony with this phenomenon.


Keller, Brant D.. "The Dust Bowl, Clean Water Act, and Sediment TMDLs: What Do They All Have in Common?" Stormwater Vol. 4 (September/October 2003)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Cause: Construction and development are not containing the sediment onsite. Effect: One of the best bass fishing lakes in the area lost its charm and has not come back yet.


Kelsey, Tim, Martin Shields. "Costs & Revenues of Residential Development: A Workbook for Local Officials and Citizens" (February 4, 2002)
<http://cax.aers.psu.edu/residentialimpact/>

Type: Article, Website
Organization: Penn State University
Comment: Intended to help local officials and citizens use a basic Per Capita Multiplier model to examine potential residential developments in their own community.


Kieser, Mark S., Fang, Feng. "Water Quality Trading: Another Tool for the Watershed Tool Box"
<http://www.illinoisenvironmental.com/Presentations/Kieser_paper.htm>

Type: Article, Website
Organization: Water Environment Research Foundation
Comment: Overview of and lessons from other quality trading approaches


Kilgannon, Corey. "Get That Oak an Accountant" New York Times (May 13, 2003)
<http://www.nytimes.com/2003/05/12/nyregion/12TREE.html>

Type: Newspaper Article, Website
Comment: Researchers developed a way to calculate the economic benefits of trees from cleaning air pollution to providing cooler environments and used tool in New York


Killam, Gayle. "Enforcing the Clean Water Act: A Tool for Smarter Growth" River Voices Vol. 13 Portland, OR: River Network (2003)

Type: Newsletter article
Organization: River Network
Comment: One of the greatest costs of sprawling development is the damage caused to our water resources. Construction near rivers and streams can result in significant erosion and sedimentation that affect the aquatic life, swimming and aesthetic enjoyment of our waters, as well as, the function of water supply treatment and wastewater treatment.


Killam, Gayle, Kelly Lowry. "Stopping construction in Vermont: Pushing for Development that Protects Water Quality" River Voices Vol. 13 Portland, OR: River Network (2003)

Type: Newsletter article
Organization: River Network, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Comment: How stormwater regulations can stop development costs


"Cost of Rain Barrels and Cisterns"
<http://www.lid-stormwater.net/raincist/traincist_cost.htm>

Type: Website
Organization: Low Impact Development Center, Inc.
Comment: Explains rain barrels and cisterns and their costs


Klein, Marilyn, Stephen Grimm, Alexandra Newcomer, John Paolella. "Transportation and the Environment: An Annotated Bibliography"
<http://ntl.bts.gov/DOCS/tea.html>

Type: Bibliography, Website
Organization: Office of Policy, Federal Railroad Administration
Comment: Bibliography covers recent publications that describe or offer insights into environmental effects of transportation systems and how public policies are addressing transportation related environmental issues.


Kleinberg, Robert. "Commercial Development: Effects on Taxes and Property Values" Issues and Answers
<http://www.rosaopenspace.org/news/issues/tax-impact.html>

Type: Article, Website
Organization: Ridgefield Open Space Association
Comment: Looks at the experience of the 23 towns and cities of Fairfield County, Connecticut, ranging from struggling Bridgeport to prosperous Greenwich. The data show that commercial development has little effect on tax rates, and a negative effect on property values.


Kloeppel, James E.. "Stream research supports better watershed management" (December 1, 1999)

Type: Article
Organization: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UofI)
Comment: At the University of Illinois, researchers are developing new tools and techniques to better understand the relevant specific issues and incorporate them into local decision making.


Knott, Donald. "Two Case Studies: Environmental Solutions" Golf Course Management (February 1995)

Type: Article
Comment: Two municipalities construct golf courses to solve their water-use dilemmas.


Kohler, Manfred, Marco Schmidt. "Study of Extensive "Green Roofs" in Berlin" Water Quality Benefits (2003)
<http://www.roofmeadow.com/waterquality.html>

Type: Article, Website
Organization: Roofscapes Inc.
Comment: Shows initial results of two studies regarding the ability of Green Roofs to bind and retain contaminants.


Kollitz, Mark, Sean Martin, John Hannel. "NPDES Jump-Starts a GIS for the City of St. Charles" Stormwater Vol. 5 (November/December 2004)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: System uses go beyond stormwater to include water and sanitary sewer.


Korda, Nancy. "Summary of the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin Advance Plan 6 Order for Electric Utilities" Valuation of the Built and Natural Infrastructure, Journal of the Society of Depreciation Professionals Vol. 4 (1992)

Type: Article
Organization: Public Service Commission of Wisconsin
Comment: PSCW's review of the electric utility's 20 year plan


Kosobud, Richard F.. "Urban Deconcentration and Biodiversity Valuation in the Chicago Region" Valuation of the Built and Natural Infrastructure (1998)

Type: Report
Organization: Chicago Wilderness
Comment: Consequences for native areas of land transformation in the Chicago metropolitan area


Kwon, Hye Yeong. "An Introduction to Better Site Design" Watershed Protection Techniques Vol. 3 Ellicott City, MD: Center for Watershed Protection (January 2000)
<http://www.cwp.org>

Type: Newsletter article, Website
Organization: Center for Watershed Protection
Comment: Techniques for better site design


LaBelle, Judith M.. "Emscher Park, Germany--expanding the definition of a "park"" Crossing Boundaries in Park Management: Proceedings of the 11th Conference on Research and Resource Management in Parks and on Public Lands (David Harmon, ed.) Hancock, Michigan: The George Wright Society (2001)

Type: Article
Organization: Glynwood Center
Comment: In Emscher Park, Germany, the creation of a 'landscape park' has been used to drive the restoration of one of the most degraded landscapes in Europe. It has become 'a symbol as well as a stimulus for urban, economic, social, and environmental change.' The experience suggests how powerful the concept of a 'park' can be once we move beyond the boundaries of the traditional American definition.


Lahlou, Mohamed, Dale Colyer. "Water Conservation in Casablanca, Morocco" Journal of the American Water Resources Association Vol. 36 (October 2000)

Type: Article
Organization: American Water Resources Association
Comment: Examines water consumption characteristics in Casablanca and analyzes approaches for sustainable water demand management.. The results indicate that considerable saving in water use can be attained through a comprehensive water demand management program.


Langdon, Philip. "As street trees die, cities search for ways to stay green" New Urban News Vol. 10 (January/February 2005)

Type: Newsletter article
Comment: Toronto, its tree cover rapidly thinning, os one city looking for solutions including planing trees in tree trenches.


Lee, G. Fred. "Stormwater Monitoring: Appropriate Approach" Stormwater Vol. 3 (May/June 2002)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: There is controversy today about the appropriate approach to follow in developing an urban NPDES permit-based program to monitor stormwater runoff water quality


Lee, G. Fred. "The Right BMPs? Another Look at Water Quality" Stormwater
<http://www.forester.net/sw_0011_right.html>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: An essential step in achieving effective local and national stormwater runoff water-quality management programs is developing technically valid approaches for assessing the water-quality significance of chemical constituents and pathogens in urban runoff. But are we measuring the right things? And are the BMPs we currently use actually protecting water quality?


Lee, G. Fred, Anne Jones-Lee. "Regulating Water Quality Impacts" Stormwater (July/August 2004)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Reviews a number of the problems that exist today in properly regulating stormwater runoff water quality impacts on the beneficial uses of port and harbor waters; recommends regulatory approaches that will provide for technically valid, cost-effective regulation of stormwater runoff-associated pollutants


Lee, Patricia, Angelo Rella, Darrel Baker, David Berquist, David Birenbaum, Fatina Franklin, William Irby, Susan Jensen, Ramesh Joshi, Christopher Kotting, Bruce Michell, Clarence Mougin, Thomas Spinks, Emmaunel Tzanakis, Steve Wilt. "Economic Depreciation?" Valuation of the Built and Natural Infrastructure (1997)

Type: Article
Organization: National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners
Comment: Depreciation changes based on service life or economic life rather than the time value of money remains appropriate. Forecasting additional items, such as revenues, expenses, and future inflation rates in a valuation process, will add less stability and more complexity to the current depreciation process


Leeth, Stewart T.. "Georgia Trial Court Decides Important Antidegradation Case under the Clean Water Act" Stormwater Vol. 4 (July/August 2003)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: In a potentially important decision to all dischargers of treated wastewater, a Georgia state court has recently handed a victory to environmentalists utilizing antidegradation regulations as a basis for a permit challenge.


Legault, L.H., Thomas L. Baldini, C. Francis Murphy, Susan B. Bayh, Robert Gourd, Alice Chamberlin. "Protection of the Waters of the Great Lakes: Final Report to the Governments of Canada and the United States"
<http://www.ijc.org/php/publications/html/finalreport.html>

Type: Website, Report
Organization: International Joint Commission
Comment: Reports upon and provides recommendations on the following matters that may affect levels and flows of waters within theboundary of transboundary basins and shared aquifers: existing and potential consumptive uses of water, existing and potential diversions of water in and out of the transboundary basins, including withdrawls of water for export, the cumulative effects of existing and potential diversions and removals of water, including removals in bulk for export, and the current laws and policies as may affect the sustainability of the water resources in boundary and transboundary basins


Lehman, Mike. "Measuring Ecological Services"

Type: Website
Organization: American Forests
Comment: Calculates service value of ecosystems


Lehner, Peter H., George P. Aponte Clarke, Diane M. Cameron, Andrew G. Frank. "Stormwater Strategies: Community Reponses to Runoff Pollution" (May 1999)

Type: Report
Organization: Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Comment: Highlights a broad set of some f the most effective and cost-effective strategies to address stormwater runoff pollution currently in practice around the country.


Leigh, Kerry. "Presentation to CATS" (January 27, 2005)

Type: CD-Rom


Lemer, Andrew C.. "Grant Infrastructure Category/Key Words" The I2 Strategy: Issues, Research Program, and Applications West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University (1996)
<http://ce.ecn.purdue.edu>

Type: Abstract, Website
Organization: Purdue University
Comment: Describes the Infrastructure Innovation (I2) Partnership, a collaborative effort by the City of Indianapolis and Purdue University


Lenhart, James H.. "Methods of Sizing Water Quality Facilities: A comparison of different design approaches" Stormwater (July/August 2004)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Design approaches for BMPs


LeRoy, Greg, Sara Hinkley, Katie Tallman. "Another way Sprawl Happens: Economic Development Subsidies in a Twin Cities Suburb" (January 2000)
<http://www.goodjobsfirst.org>

Type: Website, Report
Organization: Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy
Comment: The subsidy-fueled Anoka Enterprise Park - while serving many worthy local development goals - has also contributed to urban sprawl in the Twin Cities. It has subsidized relocations that have reduced economic opportunities for inner-city residents. It has not created new economic activity for the region as a whole.


Leverence, Mari Ellen. "The Metropolis and the Regions of Chicago" (April 1997)
<http://www.lincolnnet.net/metropolis/title-pg.html>

Type: Report
Organization: South Metropolitan Regional Leadership Center, Governors State University
Comment: Advocating that this metropolis be seen as growing within 16 counties across three states, and that it be defined as multi-sectored and multi-centered in six identifiable regions, each with its own regional networks, alliances, and coalitions.


Levite, Robert. "Saving Land Lowers Taxes: The Economic Benefits of Open Space and Your Local Tax Rate" Economics of Open Space

Type: Article
Organization: U-Mass Extension, Opacum Land Trust
Comment: Community versus residential ownership of open lands and the tax benefits


Liberty, Robert. "Overview and Accomplishments of the Oregon and Metro Portland Planning Programs" (September 1998)
<http://www.friends.org/resources/planaccomp.html>

Type: Article, Website
Organization: Friends of Oregon
Comment: Summary of some of the accomplishments of the Oregon and Metro planning efforts to date and some information about additional prospective efforts under consideration. Focuses on the planning efforts' achievements in the Portland metropolitan region.


Lipa, Jacob, Eric Strecker. "A Marsh for All Reasons" Stormwater Vol. 5 (January/February 2004)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: A controversial development uses a freshwater wetland system to treat stormwater and urban runoff from a 1,00-ac. Watershed.


Locke II, Randall a., Scott C. Meyer. "Kane County Water Resources Investigations: Interim Report on Shallow Aquifer Potentiometric Surface Mapping" Contract Report 2005-04 (April 2005)

Type: Report
Organization: Illinois State Water Survey, Kane County Development and Resource Management Department
Comment: Presents and discusses groundwater data and analyses performed as a part of the ongoing investigations in Kane County..


Longman, Phillip J.. "Who pays for sprawl?" U.S. News & World Report (April 27, 1998)

Type: Magazine article
Comment: Describes the social and economic costs of sprawl and low-density infrastructures


Loughner, Lilly. "Stormwater Success Along the Neuse" Stormwater Vol. 5 (November/December 2004)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Pioneering stormwater management techniques are used to clean up a North Carolina river


Low, Gail E.. "Using Lives from Life Cycle Analysis in Remaining Life Rate Development" Valuation of the Built and Natural Infrastructure, Journal of the Society of Depreciation Professionals Vol. 5 (1993)

Type: Article
Organization: Cincinnati Bell Telephone Company
Comment: Discusses the type of remaining life produced when life cycle analysis is used, the link between life cycle analysts and vintage group and/or equal life group methods


Lowy, Joan. "Most states predict water shortages in next decade" Scripps Howard News Service (July 10, 2003)

Type: Article
Comment: Water shortages predicted in 45 states in the next 10 years


Luscher, Katherine. "Just the Facts" River Voices Vol. 13 Portland, OR: River Network (2003)

Type: Newsletter article
Organization: River Network
Comment: Facts about development


Lydon, Maeve. "Mapping and Eco-Activism - Re-Discovering our Common Ground" Alternatives Journal (Fall 2000)
<http://www3.telus.net/cground/lydon%20article.htm>

Type: Article, Website
Organization: Common Ground Community Mapping Project
Comment: In recent years, a grassroots movement has sprouted that is using maps and the map making process to reflect community values and support socially and ecologically sustainable planning. In doing so community mappers are helping to recover indigenous, community-based mapping radiations.


Lyons, John, Thomas M. Brankamp. "The Power of the People" Stormwater Vol. 6 (July/August 2005)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Three counties and 32 municipalities united to create a regional stormwater management program that ultimately won a national EPA award.


Malakoff, David. "What Good is Community Greening?"
<http://www.communitygarden.org/pubs/whatgood.htm>

Type: Article, Website
Organization: American Community Gardening Association
Comment: Research supports all those common sense answers you've been using for years--but there is still more to learn.


Malek, Faye. "Solving basement water problems" (August 25, 2002)

Type: Press release
Organization: Manitowoc County UW - Extension
Comment: Explains how to deal with flooding in basements


Mankiewicz, Paul S., Julie A. Mankiewicz. "Can We Drink the Water We Live With? New Yorkers Struggle to Let Nature Do the Job" Whole Earth (Summer 1998)

Type: Article
Organization: Gaia Institute
Comment: Problems of supplying water to Manhattan. Choice between natural filtration or technological


Marcus, Clare Cooper. "Unexpected Company" Landscape Architecture (June 2003)
<http://www.asla.org/lamag/lam03/june/feature1.htm>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: A redesigned urban square attempts to serve the needs of Oakland's homeless community and downtown office workers.


Martin, Frank Edgerton. "Riverside Revisited?" Landscape Architecture Vol. 85 (August 1995)

Type: Magazine article
Comment: Describes the Prairie Crossing development model in Grayslake, IL and its integration into the farmland


Martinez, Michael. "Free trees praised as cool idea in L.A." Chicago Tribune (April 26, 2004)

Type: Newspaper Article
Comment: Power companies in California and elsewhere are offering customers free trees to fight pollution and reduce energy consumption by providing shade. According to one study, a tree's size, orientation and proximity to a home help determine the savings benefit.


Maxwell, Thomas. "Software Development"
<http://www.uvm.edu/giee/PLM/MODEL/Software.html>

Type: Diagram, Website
Organization: University of Vermont
Comment: Diagram of software and its interactions employed by the Patuxent model, which is in beta-testing for the Spatial Modeling Environment (SME) and Collaborative Modeling Environment (CME)


Mays, Larry W.. "Water Resources Engineering" John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (2001)
<http://www.publiz.asu.edu/~lwmays/>

Type: Textbook, Website
Organization: Arizona State University
Comment: Intended as a reference for practicing hydraulic engineers, civil engineers, mechanical engineers, environmental engineers, and hydrologists. Divided into four parts: Hydraulics, Hydrology, Engineering Analysis and Design for Water Use, and Engineering Analysis and Design for Water Excess Management.


Mazzotti, Frank J., Carol Morgenstern. "A Scientific Framework for Managing Urban Natural Areas"
<http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/BODY_UW112>

Type: Article, Website
Organization: University of Florida
Comment: The purposes of this paper are to present a scientific frame work for managing urban natural areas; to discuss general ecological issues and management concerns identified from our early efforts as applying this approach to Broward County ESL sites; and to discuss the Pine Island Ridge ESL site as a case study.


McEwen, Scott. "Citizens Take on Wetland Protection: Elk Rapids, Michigan" River Voices Vol. 13 Portland, OR: River Network (2003)

Type: Newsletter article
Organization: River Network, Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council
Comment: What can be learned from Elk Rapids


McPherson, E. Gregory, David J. Nowak, Paul L. Sacamano, Scott E. Prichard, Edith M. Makra. "Chicago's Evolving Urban Forest: Initial Report of the Chicago Urban Forest Climate Project"

Type: Report
Organization: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service
Comment: Examines urban hydrology and flood control


McPherson, E. Gregory, David J. Nowak, Rowan A. Rowntree. "Chicago's Urban Forest Ecosystem: Results of the Chicago Urban Forest Climate Project" (June 1994)
<http://cufr.ucdavis.edu/products/cufr_188_gtr186a.pdf>

Type: Website, Report
Organization: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Comment: The CUFCP was a 3-year study to quantify the effects of urban vegetation on the local environment and help city planning and management organizations increase the net environmental benefits derived from Chicago's urban forest. The CUFCP study area consists of three sectors: Chicago, Cook County, and DuPage County. This report presents study results as well as information on continuing urban-forest research in the Chicago area.


McPherson, E. Gregory, James R. Simpson, Paula J. Peper, Quingfu Xiao. "Benefit-Cost Analysis of Modesto's Municipal Urban Forest" Journal of Arboriculture Vol. 25 (September 1999)

Type: Article
Comment: Answers the question: Do the accrued benefits from Modesto's urban forest justify an annual municipal budget that exceeds $2 million? Results indicate that the benefits residents obtain from Modesto's 91,179 public trees exceed management costs by a factor of nearly 2.


Meeks, Phillip. "Finding Solutions to Landscape Irrigation Runoff" Stormwater Vol. 3 (September/October 2002)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Americans love their lawns. Is there a way to keep them green, conserve water, and reduce contaminated runoff all at the same time?


Mehan, G. Tracy. "Sustaining Our Water Infrastructure" (January 31, 2003)
<http://www.epa.gov/water/speeches/sustaining.html>

Type: Speech, Website
Organization: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Comment: Remarks of G. Tracy Mehan, III, Assistant Administrator of the Office of Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Delivered at EPA's Forum on Closing the Gap: Innovative Reponses for Sustainable Water Infrastructure


Mellen, Karen. "Future of Joliet water is tepid" Chicago Tribune

Type: Newspaper Article
Comment: Joliet's source of water, an aquifer from Wisconsin, may not be able to sustain the water volume need after 20 years


Mellen, Karen. "Planned sewage plant fuels concerns" Chicago Tribune (February 2, 2003)

Type: Newspaper Article
Comment: Concerns about the creation of a sewage plant near the Aux Sable Creek and dumping of the treated wastewater


Mercer, Kevin. "Take Me Out to the Carwash: Successful Residential and Community-Based Nonpoint-Source Pollution Prevention" Stormwater Vol. 3 (May/June 2002)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: How one program is tackling the problem of lot-level runoff.


Merrill, Lynn. "Bacteria, Protozoans, and Viruses: What's in Your Stormwater?; Getting to the source" Stormwater Vol. 6 (July/August 2005)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Explains what bacteria, protozoans, and viruses are found in stormwater and which ones are harmful to health


Merrill, Lynn. "Finding the Money for Stormwater Management" Stormwater Vol. 6 (September/October 2005)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: A look at some of the options for muncipal programs.


Merrill, Lynn. "Stormwater Design and Sustainable Development: "Green Building" practices start to become mainstream" Stormwater Vol. 4 (November/December 2003)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Sustainable green infrastructure


Meyer, Judy L., Louis A. Kaplan, Denis Newbold, David L. Strayer, Christopher J. Woltemade, Joy B. Zedler, Richard Beilfuss, Quentin Carpenter, Ray Semlitsch, Mary C. Watzin, Paul H. Zedler. "Where Rivers are Born: The Scientific Imperative for Defending Small Streams and Wetlands" (September 2003)

Type: Report
Organization: American Rivers, Sierra Club
Comment: Summarizes the scientific basis for understanding that the health and productivity of rivers and lakes depends up on intact small streams and wetlands.


Meyer, Scott C.. "Investigation of Impacts of Urbanization on Base Flow and Recharge Rates, Northeastern Illinois: Summary of Year 2 Activities"

Type: Report
Organization: Illinois State Water Survey
Comment: The goal of the present investigation is to evaluate the net impact of urbanization on base flow and groundwater recharge rates in northeastern Illinois through analysis of base flow in three watersheds in the region. This study will use trend and correlation analysis to characterize temporal changes in base flow and recharge rates accompanying urbanization in comparison to three rural watersheds.


Meyer, Scott C., Douglas D. Walker, Sally M. McConkey, William S. Dey, B. Brandon Curry, Curtis C. Abert, Edward Mehnert. "Water-Resources Investigations for Kane County, Illinois" (February 26,2002)

Type: Study proposal
Organization: Illinois State Water Survey, Illinois State Geological Survey
Comment: Provides Kane County with a scientific basis for developing policies and management strategies for its water resources.


Miles, Irene. "Growing Communities Plan to Protect Natural Resources" The Helm (Summer 2003)
<http://www.iisgcp.org>

Type: Newsletter, Website
Organization: Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant College Program
Comment: Describes how Indiana counties are using the help of Planning with POWER to reduce sprawl in agricultural areas


Millar, C.E., L.M. Turk, H.D. Foth. "Fundamentals of Soil Science" Vol. 4 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (1965)

Type: Book
Organization: Michigan State University
Comment: Describes the fundamentals of soil science


Miller, Lori E.. "San Bernardino County Stormwater Public Education Program Scores an A with Residents and Businesses" Stormwater Vol. 5 (March/April 2004)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: 16 cities, the county, and the flood control district in San Bernardino County united to sponsor the educational program.


Miller, Richard T.. "Johnson County's Cooperative Flood Control Efforts" Stormwater Vol. 5 (January/February 2004)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: A rapidly growing region uses tax funds to improve its stormwater and flood control systems


Minton, Gary R.. "Revisiting Design Criteria" Stormwater Vol. 6 (July/August 2005)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Discusses removal of dissolved pollutants by fine media filters and briefly flow-through swales


Minton, Gary R.. "Revisiting Design Criteria for Stormwater Treatment Systems" Stormwater Vol. 5 (November/December 2004)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: First of four parts: Basins


Mockus, Victor, Donald E. Woodward. "Procedures" Part 630 Hydrology National Engineering Handbook (April 1999)

Type: Handbook
Organization: Natural Resources Conservation Service
Comment: Detailed investigation of present and future conditions of a watershed to determine whether given objectives will be met. Outlines the procedure for hydrologic evaluation.


Moglen, Glenn E.. "Urbanization, Stream Buffers, and Stewardship in Maryland" Watershed Protection Techniques Vol. 3 Ellicott City, MD: Center for Watershed Protection (January 2000)
<http://www.cwp.org>

Type: Newsletter article, Website
Organization: Center for Watershed Protection
Comment: Documents effectiveness of various compositions of stream buffers in Maryland


Moll, Gary, Jeff Olson. "Urban Forests: New Tools for Growing More Livable Communities" Livable Communities @ Work Vol. 2 (January 2005)

Type: Article
Organization: American Forests
Comment: Provides a road map for improving urban environments and making cities better places to live by fitting natural resources more effectively into the foundation of the city, its infrastructure. Describes specific tools available to accomplish this goal. Designed to raise awareness of this tool and teh strategies that correspond to it among grantmakers, pratitioners, policy-makers, and citizens.


Moody, Helen Fox. "NRCS National Engineering Handbook: PART 630 HYDROLOGY" Hydraulics and Hydrology - Technical References
<http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/hydro/hydro-techref-neh-630.html>

Type: Handbook, Website
Organization: Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
Comment: Intended primarily for NRCS engineers and technicians. Presents material needed to carry out NRCS responsibilities in natural resources conservation and flood prevention. Part 630, Hydrology, contains methods and examples for studying the hydrology of watersheds; solving special hydrologic problems that arise planning watershed protection and flood prevention projects; preparing working tools needed to plan or design structures for water use, control, and disposal; and training personnel newly assigned to activities that include hydrologic studies.


Moore, Robert, Merritt Frey, Gayle Killam. "Permitting an End to Pollution: how to scrutinize and strengthen water pollution permits in your state" (June 2002)
<http://www.cwn.org>

Type: Handbook, Website
Organization: Prairie Rivers Network, Clean Water Network, River Network
Comment: Guide to help citizens influence the issuance of water pollution permits, NPDES permits, by describing the permits, how to analyze a permit, how to submit findings to the state agency, and how it all relates to the Clean Water Act.


Mooter, David P., Mark O. Harrell, Rachel A. Allison, John C. Murrow. "Landscape Tree Appraisal" NebGuide (June 2004)
<http://ianrpubs.unl.edu/forestry/g1533.htm>

Type: Website, Report
Organization: Nebraska Cooperative Extension
Comment: The value of landscape trees is normally greater than the dollar value of the marketable wood they contain. Landscape trees are used for many architectural, engineering, climatic and aesthetic purposes. A realistic appraisal of landscape trees is often r


Mougin, Clarence. "Depreciation as a Factor in Valuation" Valuation of the Built and Natural Infrastructure, Journal of the Society of Depreciation Professionals Vol. 4 (1932/1992)

Type: Article
Organization: Public Service Commission of Wisconsin
Comment: Aids in the development of satisfactory depreciation policies. Excerpted from a 1932 article.


Mougin, Clarence. "Tables of Approximate Lives to be Assigned to Various Types of Structures and Equipment" Valuation of the Built and Natural Infrastructure, Journal of the Society of Depreciation Professionals Vol. 5 (1922/1993)

Type: Article
Comment: Deals with recommended ranges of service lives to be applied to railroad and utility plants


Myers, Dowell, Elizabeth Gearin, Tridib Banerjee, Ajay Garde. "The Coming Demand"

Type: Article
Organization: Congress for the New Urbanism, University of Southern California (USC) School of Policy, Planning, and Development, Funders Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities
Comment: Analyzes two scenarios: the constant preference scenario and the expanded preference scenario. Looks at 'dense, walkable neighborhoods.'


Naftaly, Matt. "Program Rational - XL: Rational Method Hydrology Program Documentation" (February 2004)

Type: Report
Organization: Santa Barbara County Flood Control & Water Conservation District
Comment: Results of Program Rational, a computer program developed to study runoff in Santa Barbara watersheds


Nerenberg, Sarah Bennett, Kevin Friel. "The Conservation Development Evaluation System (CeDES): Evaluation Environmentally Friendly Developments" Land Development Vol. 12 (Fall 1999)

Type: Article
Comment: Use this rating system to evaluate a conservation development early in the planning process to assess the impact of better site design practices.


Ngan, Goya. "Green Roof Policies: Tools for Encouraging Sustainable Design" (December 2004)
<http://www.gnla.ca/assets/Policy%20report.pdf>

Type: Website, Report
Organization: Landscape Architect, Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation
Comment: Describes policy used in Germany to encourage the construction of green roofs. The underlying purpose of this report is to offer practical and attainable solutions for sustainable urban development. Specifically, it will assist Canadian municipalities in incorporating green roofs into their official plans, policies and operating procedures. Since green roof policy in Germany is widespread and varied, this report gives a general description of the different types of policy and focuses on four examples to demonstrate how the policies may be implemented. The last chapter contains recommendations for Canadian policy makers who want to develop green roof policies.


Ngan, Goya. "Green Roof Policies: Tools for Encouraging Sustainable Design" (December 2004)
<http://www.gnla.ca/assets/Policy%20report.pdf>

Type: White Paper, Website
Organization: Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation
Comment: Describes green roof policy and practice in Germany. Provides tables of runoff coefficients for green roofs based on a German study. Good bibliography.“Green roofs can be divided into two categories: intensive and extensive. Intensive green roofs have gr


Niedringhaus, Landon. "Plant Profile" Illinois Water Environment Association Newsletter Vol. 24 (Summer 2003)

Type: Newsletter article
Organization: Illinois Water Environment Association
Comment: Describes how Wynstone, a gated community around a golf course, uses a treatment lagoon to handle its wastewater


Nighman, Dawn M., Jon Harbor. "Infiltration Practices for Flood Control" Land and Water Magazine (March/April 1999)

Type: Magazine article
Organization: Daveys Resource Group, Purdue University
Comment: Increasing amounts of stormwater runoff has led to flooding in many urban and urbanizing areas. This is the result of a loss of permeable surfaces combined with faster, more efficient routing of stormwater to streams and rivers. Dealing with flooding issues created by stormwater runoff requires a combination of approaches. A beneficial but often underutilized set of management practices that can be used are infiltration practices. As reviewed here, there are many types of infiltration practices, most of which are relatively low cost and have low to moderate maintenance requirements. However, these practices only work well when properly designed, installed, and maintained, and when used in areas with soils that have moderate to high infiltration capacities.


Nisenson, Lisa. "Smart Growth" Stormwater Vol. 5 (November/December 2004)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: From redevelopment to parking policies to planting trees, stormwater planning meshes with ongoing local efforts.


Norfleet, Tracy. "Using the Clean Water State Revolving Fund for Brownfields and USTfields" (2002)
<http://www.nemw.org>

Type: Endnotes, Website
Organization: Northeast-Midwest Institute
Comment: Endnotes (i.e. resources) concerning Clean Water State Revolving Fund


Novak, Tim. "Corporate Trail" Chicago Sun-Times (November 17, 1999)
<http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4155/is_19991117/ai_n13837083>

Type: Article
Comment: Names of the Cook County Forest Preserves could be sold to the highest bidder to raise money for land purchases and long-delayed repairs, under a plan released Tuesday.


Novick, David. "Life cycle Considerations in Urban Infrastructure Engineering" Valuation of the Built and Natural Infrastructure, Journal of Management (January 1992)

Type: Article
Comment: Discusses life cycles, engineering considerations in each cycle, and research and education needs. Suggests finding lower-cost solutions for the ubiquitous and growing national problem of decaying transportation infrastructure


Novick, David. "The Importance of Life Cycle Design for New and Rehabilitated Infrastructure" Valuation of the Built and Natural Infrastructure, Construction Business Review Vienna, VA: HLK Global Communications, Inc. (1991)

Type: Article
Comment: Discusses importance of life cycle design and rational planning for infrastructure decisions


Novick, David. "Transportation Infrastructure Management Based on Life Cycle Cost Analysis" Valuation of the Built and Natural Infrastructure (January 22, 1998)

Type: Article
Comment: Describes management procedures and guidelines which can lead to accomplishment of the objectives of the USDOT/FHWA policy statement


Nowak, David J., Daniel E. Crane, Jeffrey T. Walton, Daniel B. Twardus, John F. Dwyer. "Understanding and Quantifying Urban Forest Structure, Functions, and Value" 5th Canadian Urban Forest Conference (October 7-9, 2002)

Type: Article
Organization: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service
Comment: Trees in urban areas can have a significant impact on human health and the environment. Unfortunately, there is relatively little data about the structure, health, functions, and long-term changes in this important resource. In the United States, a number of efforts are underway to assess urban forest attributes at the local to national scales. In addition, tools are being developed to facilitate urban forest quantification by managers. These assessments and tools can be used in Canada and other counties to aid in planning and improving urban forest management.


Nowak, David J., Daniel E. Crane, John F. Dwyer. "Compensatory Value of Urban Trees in the United States" Journal of Arboriculture Vol. 28 (July 2002)
<http://treelink.org/joa/2002/july/05Nowak.pdf>

Type: Article, Website
Comment: Understanding the value of an urban forest can give decision makers a better foundation for urban tree management. Based on tree-valuation methods of the Council of Tree and Landscape Appraisers and field data from eight cities, total compensatory value of tree populations in U.S.. cities rages from $101 million in Jersey City, New Jersey, to $5.2 billion in New York, New York. Compensatory values represent compensation to owners for the loss of an individual tree and can be viewed as the value of the tree as a structural asset. Based on national urban forest tree cover data, the total compensatory value for the urban forests of the 48 adjacent United States is estimated at $2.4 trillion.


Nowak, Joe, Bret Rappaport, Pat Wadecki, Sam Rowell, Patricia Armstrong, Marilyn Campbell, Art Gara, Bob Strempel (photographers). "The Native Garden Oasis" Chicago Wilderness Vol. 2 (Spring 2004)

Type: Article
Organization: Chicago Wilderness
Comment: Native gardens create a dynamic sense of place. They provide a peaceful refuge of shifting color and texture, dictated more by nature's ways than the gardener's. And they're springing up all over Chicago Wilderness.


Nyberg, Dennis. "Biodiversity Value of Residential Areas: Impacts of Residential Development and Amelioration of Biodiversity Impacts" Chicago, IL: (Fall 1998)

Type: Report
Organization: University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Department of Biological Sciences
Comment: Studies the intersection between natural and manmade environments embodied in animal habitats in residential areas. Shows the effects of regulations and actions within built environments on animals and plants.


Olivera, Francisco. "Extracting Hydrologic Information from Spatial Data for HMS Modeling" Journal of Hydrologic Engineering (November/December 2001)

Type: Article
Comment: Methodology for extracting topographic, topologic, and hydrologic information from the digital spatial data of a hydrologic system for hydrologic modeling with HMS


Osso, Annette, Taly Walsh, David A. Gottfried, Lynn N. Simon. "Sustainable Building Technical Manual: Green Building Design, Construction, and Operations" (1996)
<http://smartcommunities.ncat.org/pdf/sbt.pdf>

Type: Manual
Organization: Public Technology, Inc., US Green Building Council, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Comment: Addresses the growing demand for information on the design and construction of green buildings. Not a full version


Otto, Betsy, Katherine Ransel, Jason Todd, Deron Lovaas, Hannah Stutzman, John Bailey. "Paving Our Way to Water Shortages: How Sprawl Aggravates the Effects of Drought" (2002)

Type: Report
Organization: American Rivers, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Smart Growth America
Comment: Investigates what happens to water supplies when we replace our natural areas with roads, parking lots and buildings. Explains how sprawl affects the natural supply of freshwater available to us, and estimates how much water we may be losing from sprawling development. Discusses what to most people is a hidden water supply issue.


Otto, Betsy, Nancy Stoner, Erik Olson. "Support Better Water Quality Protection: Proposal for Improving the 2002 Clean Water and Drinking Water SRF Reauthorization"

Type: Proposal
Organization: American Rivers, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Comment: Overall goals: substantially increase funding for state clean water and safe drinking water projects; spend that money on more cost-effective and environmentally beneficial projects; improve public participation in the funding process and increase state accountability for the expenditure of federal funds.


Packard, Stephen. "Dead Stick Pond" Chicago Wilderness Vol. 2 (Spring 2004)

Type: Article
Organization: Chicago Wilderness
Comment: Sheets of water with standing dead trees mean one thing: the water came up, and the trees died. Is this a bad thing?


Patchett, James M., Gerould S. Wilhelm. "The Ecology and Culture of Water" Naperville, IL: (January 13, 1997)

Type: Article
Organization: Conservation Design Forum, Inc.
Comment: Examines current problems associated with the human relationship to land and water and to suggest that there are creative and economically crucial solutions. Focuses on the ecology of water within the physical context of the Chicago region and the Midwest, and while the basic principles evaluated here are adaptable to other geographic contexts, the specific application of solutions will vary.


Peck, Steven, Monica Kuhn. "Design Guidelines for Green Roofs"

Type: Report
Organization: Ontario Association of Architects
Comment: Provides an introduction to green roof infrastructure and describes how to implement and market a green roof, looks at costs, and presents three case studies.


Pelley, Janet. "The Economics of Urban Sprawl" Watershed Protection Techniques Vol. 2 (June 1997)

Type: Article
Comment: Reviews the economics of sprawl development, and critically examines the conventional wisdom about its effect on the local economy, government budgets, land property values, and the community at large


Phillips, Bruce. "Aquascape Solutions for Stormwater Management" Stormwater Vol. 5 (January/February 2004)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Beyond ornamental: traditional landscaping features provide water-quality benefits


Phillips, Robert A., John C., Clausen, John Alexopoulos, Bruce L. Morton, Stan Zaremba, Mel Cote. "BMP Research in a Low-Impact Development Environment: The Jordan Cove Project" Stormwater Vol. 4 (January/February 2003)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Monitoring stormwater runoff shows surprising effects on discharge and water quality.


Pointner II, N.J. "Pete". "Integrating Natural Resources into Your Development"

Type: Fact sheet
Organization: Corporate Services Inc.
Comment: Reasons why to integrate natural resources into development and agencies that have


Pointner II, N.J. "Pete". "Neighborhood Design Principles"

Type: Fact sheet
Organization: Corporate Services Inc.
Comment: 10 principles for designing a neighborhood with GI in mind


Pointner II, N.J. "Pete". "Plan Review Checklist"

Type: Fact sheet
Organization: Corporate Services Inc.
Comment: Applicants for review of development projects should first check for compliance with Comprehensive Plan and all applicable provisions of the Zoning ordinance, Subdivision Ordinance and other development codes. Planning and Zoning Commissioners should consider how a development responds to the following statements of good site planning and design.


Ponce, Victor Miguel. "Chapter 2: Basic Hydrologic Principles" Engineering Hydrology: Principles and Practices
<http://octavian.sdsu.edu/~ponce/textbookhydrology/textbookhydrologyp036.htm...>

Type: Textbook, Website
Organization: College of Engineering at San Diego State University
Comment: Infiltration indexes


Potter, Kenneth. "Field evaluation of raingardens as a method for enhancing groundwater recharge" (July 2001-June 2003)

Type: Proposal
Organization: Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Comment: At our experimental raingarde we will monitor precipitation, inflows, soil moisture, outflows, and seepage from the root zone. We will also numerically stimulate the performance of the raingarden using a previously developed model.


Potter, Kenneth. "Report for 2002WI3B: Field Evaluation of Raingardens of a Method for Enhancing Groundwater Recharge"
<http://water.usgs.gov/wrri/02grants/prog-compl-reports/2002WI3B.pdf>

Type: Website, Report
Organization: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Comment: The goals of this project are to construct an experimental raingarden and use it to improve our understanding of, and ability to model, raingarden performance. At our experimental raingarden we will monitor precipitation, inflows, soil moisture, outflows, and seepage from the root zone. We will also numerically simulate the performance of the raingarden using a previously developed model. Comparison of the modeling and experimental results will enable us to verify the accuracy of the former, and correct if necessary.


Potter, Kenneth W., Carl J. Bowser. "Estimating the Spatial Distribution of Groundwater Recharge rates using Hydrologic Hydrogeologic, and Geochemical Methods"

Type: Report
Organization: University of Wisconsin - Madison (UW)
Comment: Summary of a study that calculates groundwater discharge in the Black Earth Creek


Pranis, Eve. "Theme: Designing Gardens and Habitats" National Gardening
<http://www.kidsgardening.com/themes/design1.asp>

Type: Website
Comment: Introduction to explaining how to help kids design gardens


Presecky, William. "Kane told to act fast to control storm runoff" Chicago Tribune (April 1, 2001)

Type: Newspaper Article
Comment: Rapid growth prompts concerns over flood danger


Price, Thomas H., Dennis W. Dreher. "Investigation of Hydrologic Design Methods for Urban Development in Northeastern Illinois" (December 1991)

Type: Report
Organization: Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission (NIPC)
Comment: To compare and assess hydrologic methods commonly used in drainage and detention design, to investigate the impact of design rainfall amounts and storm distributions on peak flows and detention volumes, and to develop a simple alternative to the design-storm based hydrologic methods.


Price, Thomas H., Dennis W. Dreher, Carroll W. Sachaal. "Designing and Retrofitting Small Sites for Stormwater Management and Environmental Quality" Elmhurst IL: (April 8, 2003)
<http://www.cdfinc.com>

Type: PowerPoint, Website
Organization: Conservation Design Forum, Inc.
Comment: Slides


Price, Thomas H., Dennis W. Dreher, Carroll W. Sachaal. "Model Best Management Practice Selection Methodology & Lake County Decision-Making Framework" (July 1994)

Type: Report
Organization: Illinois Environmental Protection Agency


Prisloe, Sandy, Laurie Giannotti. "Determining Impervious Surfaces for Watershed Modeling Applications" National Nonpoint Source Monitoring and Modeling Workshop (September 2000)
<http://nemo.uconn.edu/publications/index.htm#determining>

Type: Website, Report
Organization: Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials (NEMO)
Comment: This 17-page page paper details Phase One of our new research looking at impervious surface coverage from detailed local GIS data. It also describes an ArcView model developed by the NEMO/NAUTILUS team to estimate impervious cover.


Quigley, Marcus M., Steven P. Roy, Lawrence Gil. "Town Line Brook Urban Watershed Study Modeling Incremental Improvements" Seventh Biennial Stormwater Research & Watershed Management Conference (May 22-23, 2002)

Type: Article
Organization: Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs, GeoSyntec Consultants
Comment: Discusses the recent and ongoing efforts of the authors to address the [problem of oversimplified proposed solutions] in the 2.5 mile long tidal creek draining approximately 2500 acres of highly urbanized area. A range of innovative approaches are proposed including: restoration of floodplain function through the creation of offline storage, salt marsh and freshwater wetland rehabilitation, self-regulating and conventional tide gate installation and optimization, in-channel sediment removal, bank and channel stabilization, erosion control, and removal and rehabilitation of engineered structures.


Quigley, Mike, Larry Suffredin. "Resolution"

Type: Legislation
Organization: Cook County Board Committee on Environmental Control
Comment: Resolution for Cook County to adopt sustainability as a central goal and become the greenest county in America


Rasmus, James, Kathy Weldon. "Moonlight Beach Urban Runoff Treatment Facility" Stormwater Vol. 4 (May/June 2003)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Using ultraviolet disinfection to reduce bacteria counts.


Ray, Dan. "Upper Mississippi River Initiative"

Type: Report
Organization: McKnight Foundation Mississippi River Program, US Environmental Protection Agency
Comment: Comments about the Upper Mississippi River Initiative referring to Scope and emphasis, Watershed monitoring, Floodplain restoration, Watershed management, Polluted runoff, Build and evaluate watershed partnerships, and Environmental education


Reese, Andrew J., Henrietta H. Presler. "Municipal Stormwater System Maintenance: An Assessment of current practices and methodology for upgrading programs" Stormwater Vol. 6 (September/October 2005)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Provides an overview of challenges in structuring local stormwater system maintenance programs, provides a snapshot of communities' maintenance practices from a nationwide survey of local governments, and suggests a methodology for understanding and upgrading maintenance programs.


Reese, Andy. "The Phase II Ten Commandments" Stormwater Vol. 4 (March/April 2003)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: What key commandments should guide us when we think about what it might take to establish an effective Phase II stormwater-quality program in a smaller city or county?


Regas, Diane C.. "Water Quality Trading Policy; Proposed Policy" Federal Register Online via GPO Access (May 15, 2002)
<http://www.epa.gov/owow/watershed/trading.htm>

Type: Email, Website
Organization: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Comment: Summary and request for comment on EPA's Water Quality Trading Policy


Rein, Lisa. "As Pressure Increases, So Do Ways to Curb Polluted Runoff" Washington Post (May 23, 2005)
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/05/22/AR200505220...>

Type: Newspaper Article, Website
Comment: Hopewell's Landing isn't just another subdivision paving over a forest of red cedars and pine trees at the reaches of suburbia. Most of the back yards being graded for the luxury homes off Route 29 in Gainesville will have sunken gardens filled with moisture-loving plants and mulch to absorb rain. The streets will be five feet narrower than usual, to reduce paved surfaces. The 155 homes will be flush with the road, resulting in shorter driveways. And instead of the curbs and gutters that usually carry rain to a nearby stream, deep trenches full of shrubs and stones will line the road to slow and filter the water.


Robbins, Richard L.. "The TARP Impacts Project: Report on the Information Developed and its Impact on the Tunnel and Reservoir Project of the Metropolitan Sanitary District of Greater Chicago" (February 1, 1979)

Type: Report
Organization: Lake Michigan Federation
Comment: Summary of discussion held at the Chicago Bar Association


Robison, Douglas E., Thomas Farkas, Andrew P. Squires, David Slonena. "Balancing the Water Needs and Sources in Lake Tarpon, Florida" Stormwater Vol. 5 (March/April 2004)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Fluctuating lake levels create opportunities for storing and reusing fresh water.


Roff, Donald S.. "The Use and Misuse of Depreciation Statistics" Valuation of the Built and Natural Infrastructure, Journal of the Society of Depreciation Professionals Vol. 3 (1992)

Type: Article
Organization: Deloitte & Touche
Comment: Discusses some of the depreciation statistics and what factors may influence arbitrary comparisons without a proper understanding of underlying causal practices


Rogers, Jeffrey N., Marcus M. Quigley, Steven P. Roy, Tommy Liddell. "Remote-Sensing Data in Water Quality Investigations: A QuickBird's Eye View" Stormwater (July/August 2004)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Cost effective method of determining impervious surfaces in cash-strapped municipalities


Roseen, Robert M., Thomas P. Ballestero, James J. Houle, Pedro Avelleneda. "Normalized technology verification of structural BMPs, Low Impact Development (LID) desings, and manufactured BMPs"

Type: Article
Organization: University of New Hampshire
Comment: Evaluates three types of stormwater unit processes: manufactured BMPs, conventional structural best management practices, and low impact development (LID) designs, in a normalized fashion by using a parallel treatment configuration. Evaluates unit process performance for water quality and flow reduction through discrete interval sample analysis for entire storms.


Ruark, Greg. "Green Topeka"
<http://www.topeka.org/greentopeka/greentopkea.htm>

Type: Website
Organization: USDA National Agroforestry Center
Comment: Describes sustainable development, sustainable communities, stormwater and infrastructure goals in Topeka


Ruby, Armand, Masoud Kayhanian. "Improving Stormwater Monitoring" Stormwater Vol. 4 (September/October 2003)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: A comprehensive system developed in California helps ensure monitoring programs are cost-effective and produce scientifically credible data.


Rushton, Betty. "Infiltration Opportunities in Parking-Lot Designs Reduce Runoff and Pollution" Stormwater
<http://www.forester.net/sw_0206_infiltration.html>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: A low-impact design demonstrates how small alterations can reduce runoff and pollutant loads


Rushton, Betty. "Runoff Characteristics from Row Crop Farming in Florida" Stormwater (July/August 2004)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Results of study on agricultural stormwater treatment BMPs


Scheer, Roddy. "Parks as Lungs: America's Urban Forests Make Environmental and Economic Sense" E Vol. 12 (November/December 2001)

Type: Article
Organization: E
Comment: Data on pollution absorption of urban forests


Schicht, Richard J., J. Rodger Adams, John B. Stall. "Water Resources Availability, Quality, and Cost in Northeastern Illinois" (1976)
<http://www.sws.uiuc.edu/pubdoc/RI/ISWSRI-83.pdf>

Type: Website, Report
Organization: Illinois State Water Survey
Comment: Summarizes extensive studies of the water resources of northeastern Illinois. This 3700-square-mile metropolitan-industrial area includes Cook, DuPage , Kane, McHenry, Land, and Will Counties with a population of seven million persons. Includes costs of developing surface and groundwater supplies, costs of providing Lake Michigan water from the city of Chicago, and a summary of water quality data.


Schoen, Jerry, Marie-Francoise Walk. "New York Watersheds; Watershed Planning Tools: A New Yorker's Guide for Gathering and Using Data" Adapted from an article in The Volunteer Monitor, Spring 1995

Type: Guidebook
Organization: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Comment: Designed to give readers the big picture of where information is needed; what type of information is appropriate; where, in general, to find it; and how to use it in developing a watershed plan so that readers can move from data to information, knowledge, understanding and action. The purpose is always to protect and improve the environment while sustaining the needs of the ecosystems of which we all are part.


Scholz-Barth, Katrin. "Green Roofs: Stormwater Management From the Top Down" Environmental Design & Construction (January 15, 2001)

Type: Magazine article
Comment: Describes what a green roof is, how to construct them, how to maintain them, and what their benefits are


Schueler, Thomas R. "Can Urban Soil Compaction Be Reversed?" Watershed Protection Techniques Vol. 3 Ellicott City, MD: Center for Watershed Protection (January 2000)
<http://www.cwp.org>

Type: Newsletter article, Website
Organization: Center for Watershed Protection
Comment: Evaluates techniques for alleviating soil compaction


Schueler, Thomas R. "Further Developments in Sand Filter Technology" Watershed Protection Techniques Vol. 3 Ellicott City, MD: Center for Watershed Protection (March 2000)
<http://www.cwp.org>

Type: Newsletter article, Website
Organization: Center for Watershed Protection
Comment: Profiles the pollutant removal capability and operational experience reported for [the] new generation of stormwater filters


Schueler, Thomas R. "Performance of Stormwater Ponds in Central Texas" Watershed Protection Techniques Vol. 3 Ellicott City, MD: Center for Watershed Protection (March 2000)
<http://www.cwp.org>

Type: Newsletter article, Website
Organization: Center for Watershed Protection
Comment: Performance monitoring data for stormwater ponds in Texas that have implemented prescribed features


Schueler, Thomas R, Chris Swann. "On Watershed Education" Watershed Protection Techniques Vol. 3 Ellicott City, MD: Center for Watershed Protection (March 2000)
<http://www.cwp.org>

Type: Newsletter article, Website
Organization: Center for Watershed Protection
Comment: Reviews the prospects for changing our behaviors to better protect watersheds by describing challenges, outreach techniques, and recommendations


Schueler, Thomas R, Chris Swann. "Understanding Watershed Behavior" Watershed Protection Techniques Vol. 3 Ellicott City, MD: Center for Watershed Protection (March 2000)
<http://www.cwp.org>

Type: Newsletter article, Website
Organization: Center for Watershed Protection
Comment: Connections between human behavior and human influences on wetland behavior


Schueler, Thomas R., Chris Smith. "The Compaction of Urban Soils" Watershed Protection Techniques Vol. 3 Ellicott City, MD: Center for Watershed Protection (January 2000)
<http://www.cwp.org>

Type: Newsletter article, Website
Organization: Center for Watershed Protection
Comment: Examination of how soil compaction increases in response to watershed development and the implications it has for watershed professionals.


"High Density Residential Permeable Pavers"
<http://www.lid-stormwater.net/permeable_pavers/permhighres_home.htm>

Type: Website
Organization: Low Impact Development Center, Inc.
Comment: Explains high density residential permeable pavers, their benefits, and their costs


Schueler, Thomas R., Heather K. Holland. "The Practice of Watershed Protection: Techniques for protecting our nation's streams, lakes, rivers and estuaries" Ellicott City, MD: Center for Watershed Protection

Type: Book
Organization: Center for Watershed Protection
Comment: Compilation of articles from Watershed Protection Techniques and various conferences describing the impacts of urbanization on water resources and eight tools for watershed protection. Ten sections are: Stormwater Pollution, Habitat and Biodiversity, Watershed Planning, Land Conservation, Aquatic Buffers, Better Site Design, Erosion and Sediment Control, Stormwater Treatment Practices, Non-Stormwater Discharges, and watershed Stewardship


Schueler, Thomas R., Weng Lang, Sonya Meek. "Pollutant Removal Dynamics of Three Wet Ponds in Canada" Watershed Protection Techniques Vol. 3 Ellicott City, MD: Center for Watershed Protection (March 2000)
<http://www.cwp.org>

Type: Newsletter article, Website
Organization: Center for Watershed Protection
Comment: Description of SWAMP study in three Canadian wet ponds


Schueler, Thomas, Richard Claytor. "2000 Maryland Stormwater Design Manual" (2000)
<http://www.mde.state.md.us>

Type: Website, Manual
Organization: Center for Watershed Protection, Maryland Department of the Environment
Comment: Protects the waters of the State from adverse impacts of urban stormwater runoff, provides design guidance on the most effective structural and non-structural BMPs for development sites, and improves the quality of BMPs that are constructed in the State, specifically with regard to performance, longevity, safety, ease of maintenance, community acceptance and environmental benefit.


Schueler, Tom. "Snow, Road Salt and the Chesapeake Bay" Vol. fix this

Type: Article
Organization: Center for Watershed Protection
Comment: Examines what happens to the salts and other chemicals applied to the raods and what is known about their impact on the environment.


Schueler, Tom. "The Economics of Watershed Protection"
<http://www.cwp.org/Articles/economics_of_watershed_protectio.htm>

Type: Website, Web article
Organization: Center for Watershed Protection
Comment: Tools to calculate the economic value of watersheds


Schueler, Tom. "The Peculiarities of Perviousness" Watershed Protection Techniques Vol. 2 (Fall 1995)

Type: Newsletter article
Organization: Center for Watershed Protection
Comment: Explores the hydrology and pollutant dynamics of pervious areas. Examines the types and distribution of pervious cover found in urban landscapes. Investigates the complex interactions of pervious and impervious cover, particularly along the many edges between the two. Examines the hydrological consequences of the direction of flow from pervious areas to impervious ones, and vice versa. Looks closely at the pervious areas that receive high inputs of chemicals and water - lawns, golf courses, and public turf areas. Evaluates the evidence that this high input turf, which comprises perhaps a third of all pervious areas, influences the water quality of urban streams.


Scott, Jessie L., David R. Betters. "Economic Analysis of Urban Tree Replacement Decisions" Journal of Arboriculture Vol. 26 (March 2000)
<http://www.treelink.org/joa/2000/march/01_ECONOMIC_ANALYSIS_OF_URBAN_TREE_R...>

Type: Article, Website
Organization: Colorado State University
Comment: Urban forest managers often are required to make decisions about whether to retain or replace an existing tree. In part, this decision relies on an economic analysis of the benefits and costs of the alternatives. This paper presents an economic methodology that helps address the tree replacement problem. The procedures apply to analyzing the benefits and costs of existing trees as well as future replacement trees. A case study, involving a diseased American elm is used to illustrate an application of the methodology. The procedures should prove useful in developing economic guides for tree replacement/retention decisions.


Scott, Theodore E.. "Applied Low Impact Development Design with the TSA TOOLS LID Module" Civil Sheets (May 1, 2005)
<http://www.mdswm.com/lid_white_paper.htm>

Type: Newsletter article, Website
Organization: T.E. Scott & Associates, Inc.
Comment: Describes a software tool that presents a defined design process and computational methodology to facilitate the application of the Low Impact Development (LID) method of site and stormwater management design.


Secord, Jane C.. "Landscaping for Water Quality: Concepts and Garden Designs for Homeowners" Vol. 2 Grand Rapids, MI: Center for Environmental Study (October 2004)

Type: Guidebook
Organization: Center for Environmental Study, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
Comment: A guide and resource booklet for understanding the concepts and applying garden designs for improving Michigan's water quality through landscaping practices.


Seeger, Nancy. "Building a Regional Framework: Managing Development to Protect Agriculture" (October 2001)

Type: Report
Organization: Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission (NIPC)
Comment: Describes the regional challenge to managing our growth in a way that minimizes the unnecessary or premature development of farmland. Agriculture Is a valuable resource in this region.


Selvakumar, Ari. "Chapter 6: BMP Costs" The Use of Best Management Practices (BMPs) in Urban Watersheds (September 2004)
<http://www.epa.gov/ORD/NRMRL/pubs/600r04184/600r04184chap6.pdf>

Type: Website, Report
Organization: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Comment: Provides information on how to estimate the cost of structural BMPs.


Seneres, D.J.. "Low-Impact Development: A Modular Approach to Urban Retrofit Projects" Stormwater Vol. 6 (July/August 2005)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Comparison of different low-impact development approaches and their cost effectiveness


Shane, July I.. "Long Beach Nonpoint-Source Solutions" Stormwater Vol. 6 (July/August 2005)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: A stormwater manager describes how one coastal urban community is protecting its waterways


Shelton, Drew B., Richard M. Vogel. "The Value of Infiltration- and Storage-based BMPs for Stormwater Management"
<http://ase.tufts.edu/cee/faculty/vogel/infiltration.pdf>

Type: Article, Website
Organization: Tufts University
Comment: Compares the costs and impacts of detention ponds--a standardized method of runoff control--to infiltration-based BMPs using a simple generalized model and specific planning equations. Attempts a general analytical solution rather than a solution to a specific case study in order to draw general conclusions about the cost-effectiveness of infiltration and detention storage.


Shepard, Robin. "A Critique of Wisconsin's Watershed Education Efforts" Watershed Protection Techniques Vol. 3 Ellicott City, MD: Center for Watershed Protection (March 2000)
<http://www.cwp.org>

Type: Newsletter article, Website
Organization: Center for Watershed Protection
Comment: Wisconsin watershed education methods


Sherer, Paul M.. "Park Power! Parks for People" Land & People Vol. 16 (Fall 2004)

Type: Article
Organization: The Trust for Public Land
Comment: When neighbors work together, even the smallest park or garden can transform a neighborhood. Residents of cities and towns across the country have learned that banding together to create a new park, garden, or playground can leave a community with a lot more than new swing sets, rows of vegetables and flowers, and green space.


Shore, Debra. "Lawn Tyranny, Home Revolution" Chicago Wilderness Vol. 2 (Spring 2004)

Type: Article
Organization: Chicago Wilderness
Comment: Re-wilding instead of perpetuating the tyranny of residential lawns


Shubart, Ellen. "Sensible Water Strategies" ideas@work Vol. 4 (October 2004)
<http://www.growingsensibly.org>

Type: Article, Website
Organization: Campaign for Sensible Growth
Comment: Deals with the dual challenges of maintaining northeastern Illinois' water quality and quantity, and offers recommendations for action by residents, businesses and governments.


Shugart, Herman, Roger Sedjo, Brent Sohngen. "Forests & Global Climate Change: Potential Impacts on U.S. Forest Resources" Environment (February 2003)

Type: Report
Organization: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Comment: Explores the potential effects of climate change on both natural and managed forest ecosystems, which differ significantly in their potential responses to climate change. Summarizes the current understanding of the potential impacts of climate change on U.S. forests and timber markets over the next century.


Silver, Marc A.. "New Federal Storm Water Permitting Requirements for Construction Sites and Small Municipalities" Environmental Update Vol. 8 (First Quarter 2000)
<http://www.hklaw.com>

Type: Newsletter article, Website
Organization: Holland & Knight LLP
Comment: Describes Phase II of the EPA's storm water program


Simpson III, George W., Robert H. Wampler, Charles E. Mitchem, Jr., Christy Straight. "Managing Water Quality and Quantity in One Facility" Stormwater Vol. 5 (September/October 2004)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Improving water quality and reducing flood damage become compatible goals.


Sims, Roger W., Donner, Jeffrey T.. "Florida's SWFWMD Proposed Minimum Flows and Levels Rules - Settlement of Rule Challenge" Environmental Update Vol. 8 (First Quarter 2000)
<http://www.hklaw.com>

Type: Newsletter article, Website
Organization: Holland & Knight LLP


Skidmore, E.L., W.A. Carstenson, E.E. Banbury. "Soil Changes Resulting from Cropping" Soil Science Society of America Proc. Vol. 39 (1975)

Type: Article
Comment: Documents soil changes in cultivated fields due to cropping compared to natural pastures


Smith, Karen L.. "The Uncertain Promise of TMDLs" Stormwater Vol. 4 (July/August 2003)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Imagine if instead of treating patients, we used the medical history approach for restoring water quality.


Snow, Darlene. "Sampling, Monitoring, Detection, and Analysis" Stormwater Vol. 4 (May/June 2003)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Three municipal approaches to maintaining and improving water quality.


Sohngen, Brent. "Incentive Based Conservation Policy and the Changing Role of Government" Working Paper Series
<http://www.aftresearch.org/researchresource/wp/wp98-6.html>

Type: Article, Website
Organization: Center for Agriculture in the Environment
Comment: Describes EPA actions to help people comply with the Clean Water Act through trading and how that can be expanded to non-point source sources of watershed pollution


Sparks, Ruth. "Lower Sangamon River Valley: An Inventory of the Region's Resources" A Project of the Critical Trends Assessment Program (March 2003)

Type: Report
Organization: Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IL DNR) Office of Realty and Environmental Planning
Comment: Regional assessments for areas in which a public-private partnership is formed


Spiegel, Jerry M., Mariano Bonet, Annalee Yassi, Enrique Molina, Miriam Concepcion, Pedro Mast. "Developing Ecosystem Health Indicators in Centro Habana: A Community-based Approach" Ecosystem Health Vol. 7 (March 2001)

Type: Abstract
Organization: Blackwell Synergy
Comment: A set of interventions was undertaken between 1995 and 1999 to improve the quality of life and human health in Cayo Hueso, an inner city community in Central Havana. An effort was made to strengthen the community's capacity to apply an ecosystem health approach, adapting the analytical framework developed for this purpose by the WHO.


Spranza, John, Demian Ebert. "Watching Courts, Sharpening Skills: Permitting is More than Just Paperwork" Stormwater Vol. 5 (November/December 2004)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Water resources professionals can improve the permitting process by keeping the following advice in mind: Monitor Court Cases, Start Early, Communicate with the Regulatory Agencies, Speak the Language.


Stansel, Travis. "Conserving Community: Prairie Crossing & Tryon Farms are national role models of green housing" Conscious Choice (September 1999)

Type: Article
Comment: Two recent developments near Chicago are attempting to combat the suburban malaise and preserve a bit of the natural habitat.


Stark, Harry. "A Watershed-Based Approach to Stormwater Management" Stormwater Vol. 6 (July/August 2005)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: The Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH) Watershed Protection Unit was developed and designed to protect public health and our water-quality resources form the impact of point-source and nonpoint-source pollution.


Stark, Harry. "Cuyahoga County Board of Health Stormwater Program" Stormwater Vol. 4 (September/October 2003)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Phase II prompts communities to detect and replace older household sewage treatment systems.


Stephens, Susan L.. "Florida DEP Addresses TMDLs" Environmental Update Vol. 8 (First Quarter 2000)
<http://www.hklaw.com>

Type: Newsletter article, Website
Organization: Holland & Knight LLP
Comment: Describes Florida's experience in lawsuits with the EPA where EPA failed to establish TMDLs within CWA deadlines


Stoner, Nancy, George Aponte Clarke. "NRDC's Comments on EPA's Report to Congress on the Phase II Stormwater Regulations" (January 7, 2000)
<http://www.cwn.org/docs/issues/pollutedrunoff/nrdccomments.htm>

Type: Letter, Website
Organization: Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Comment: In conclusion, NRDC believes that the Report to Congress adequately addresses the requirements of the Appropriations Act. However, the report does not sufficiently consider the benefits to regulated entities of implementing the Phase II rule. Therefore, it fails to accurately reflect the impacts of the Phase II rule on local governments.


Strecker, Eric, Marcus Quigley, Ben Urbonas, Jonathan Jones. "Stormwater Management: State-of-the-Art in Comprehensive Approaches to Stormwater" The Water Report Vol. 6 Eugene, OR: Envirotech Publications, Inc. (August 15, 2004)
<http://www.bmpdatabase.org>

Type: Newsletter article, Website
Organization: Envirotech Publications, Inc.
Comment: Challenges some of the traditional thinking about stormwater management and provides some recommendations and guidance to practitioners.


Suloway, Liane, Mark Joselyn, Patrick W. Brown. "Critical Trends Assessment Project Phase II; Inventory of Resource Rich Areas in Illinois; An Evaluation of Ecological Resources" Illinois: Illinois Department of Natural Resources (1996)

Type: Report
Organization: Illinois Department of Natural Resources (Illinois DNR), Center for Wildlife Ecology, Illinois Natural History Survey
Comment: The landscape level approach to identifying and managing natural resources is critical to the long-term preservation of the rich heritage of Illinois. This publication identifies and describes large areas where such resources are concentrated. Four parameters were used in the analysis: forests, wetlands, Illinois Natural Areas Inventory sites, and Biologically Significant Streams. Watersheds were used as the geographic unit for evaluation.


Swano, Jeff. "Technically Speaking: Salts, Chlorides, and Deicers"
<http://www.laddarboretum.org/resources_salt.htm>

Type: Article, Website
Organization: Salt Creek Watershed Network, The Ladd Arboretum and Nature Center
Comment: Describes road salts and its effects on roads and the environment


Taha, Haider, Sheng-chich Chang, Hashem Akbari. "Meteorological and Air Quality Impacts of Heat Island Mitigation Measures in Three U.S. Cities" (April 2000)
<http://www.epa.gov/heatisland/resources/pdf/3_cities.pdf>

Type: Website, Report
Organization: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Comment: Investigates the air pollution reduction benefits associated with mitigating urban heat island in three U.S. cities. The effects of these measure in Salt Lake City, Baton Rouge, and Sacramento were evaluated through mesoscale meteorological and air quality modeling. The simulations indicated that for these three U.S. cities, adopting heat island reduction measure can still result in various meteorological and air quality changes. The meteorological simulations suggest that each of the three pilot cities benefits from reduced ambient air temperatures.


Tanji, K.K., C.G. Keyes, Jr.. "Water Quality Aspects of Irrigation and Drainage: Past History and Future Challenges for Civil Engineers" Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering (November/December 2002)

Type: Article
Organization: American Society of Civil Engineers
Comment: History of policies affecting irrigation and drainage practices


Taus, Margaret. "Innovative design cuts street runoff" Seattle Post-Intelligencer (November 20, 2002)

Type: Article
Comment: Street Edge Alternatives (SEA) drainage and wastewater system tested on a block in Seattle


Taylor, Kent R., Dennis W. Dreher. "Methodology for Developing Urban Nonpoint Source Management Plans in Northeastern Illinois" (April 1991)

Type: Report
Organization: Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission (NIPC), Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IL EPA)
Comment: Defines a realistic methodology to answer some of the questions including causes, effects, and practical solutions of urban nonpoint source impairment in specific watersheds.


TenBroek, Mark J.. "Footing Drain Disconnection Prevents Basement Backups and Sanitary Sewer Overflows" Stormwater Vol. 4 (July/August 2003)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: A pilot program removes older homes' foundation drains from the sewer system.


Tholin, A.L., Clint J. Keifer. "The Hydrology of Urban Runoff" Journal of the Sanitary Engineering Division; Proceedings of the American Society of Civil Engineers Vol. 85 (March 1959)

Type: Article
Organization: American Society of Civil Engineers
Comment: Study of sewer capabilities in rainfall and storms using the Chicago Hydrograph Method of sewer design in areas with various types of land use.


Thompson, Richard, Richard Hanna, Jay Noel, Douglas Piirto. "Valuation of Tree Aesthetics on Small Urban-Interface Properties" Journal of Arboriculture Vol. 25 International Society of Aboriculture (September 1999)

Type: Article
Comment: A model was developed to predict the value contribution of forest condition on small urban-wildland interface properties. Sample data were collected on property transactions in the Lake Tahoe Basin of California between 1990 and 1994. A variant of the stand density index (SDI) and a tree health measure were added to a list of traditional property characteristics to express the influence of tree care on property value. These aesthetic characteristics were statistically significant despite the expected dominant influence of the traditional characteristics. Values for the forest density and health characteristics were estimated and reveal a contribution to property value between 5 to 20 percent.


Tice, Bill. "Illicit Discharge Detection and Dry-Weather Flows: Targeting unexpected sources of pollutants" Stormwater Vol. 6 (July/August 2005)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Describes the problem of illegal dumping of pollutants into stormwater drainage systems by residents


Tilton, Joseph Lynn. "Protecting Catch Basins & Inlets" Stormwater Vol. 4 (January/February 2003)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Strategies for capturing and treating pollutants.


Tolland, Lynne, Christian Zurbrugg, and S.O. Denis Russell. "Estimating Peak Flows From Forested Watersheds in British Columbia" Canadian Water Resources Association, 1998 51st Annual Conference Proceedings
<http://www.civil.ubc.ca/home/Forestry/cwra98-1.html>

Type: Conference Paper, Website
Comment: Also, with user friendly computer programs becoming more readily accessible to practitioners, there is a danger that designers may not be aware of the limitations of the programs they are using. Thus, there seems to be a need for standardization of the approaches used for estimating design flows for forest road crossings, somewhat similar to the standardization of approaches to urban drainage that took place in the early 1970’s (Denver Regional Council of Governments, 1969)


Tolland, Lynne, Christian Zurbrugg, S.O. Denis Russell. "Estimating Peak Flows from Forested Watersheds in British Columbia" Forest Hydrology Research (1998)
<http://www.civil.ubc.ca/home/Forestry/cwra98-1.html>

Type: Article, Website
Organization: The University of British Columbia, Canadian Water Resources Association
Comment: Information on peak flows with a specified return period is required for the design of forest road stream crossings. Traditionally, peak flows have been estimated by a variety of methods including the rational method and rainfall runoff models that assume


Tonning, Barry, Kimberly Brewer. "Antidegradation: The Next Big Thing?" Stormwater Vol. 5 (September/October 2004)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Lawsuits are refocusing states' attention on a nearly 40-year-old federal policy.


Twyman, Anthony S.. "Greening up fertilizes home prices, study says" The Philadelphia Inquirer (January 10, 2005)

Type: Newspaper Article
Comment: Planting tress within 50 feet of homes can increase home prices by around 9 percent


Tyler, Rod. "The Blue Ridge Parkway: A Field Report" Stormwater Vol. 3 (November/December 2002)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: A familiar material--compost--and new application techniques helped revegetate a sensitive area before the summer rains on a difficult and time-sensitive project.


Unger, Geri. "Scenarios for the Patuxent"
<http://www.uvm.edu/giee/PLM/WMAN/DISC/D_Scen.html>

Type: Workshop outline, Website
Organization: University of Vermont
Comment: Outline of discussion at the Patuxent Watershed Scenario Development Workshop


Van Matre, Lynn. "Arboretum gets a "green" parking grant" Chicago Tribune

Type: Newspaper Article
Comment: Morton Arboretum gets EPA grant to build a parking lot from porous pavers


Vasquez, Ralph. "Second Wave of Federal Stormwater Rules to Soak Small Towns Nationwide" Stormwater Vol. 4 (March/April 2003)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: A new wave of federal stormwater regulations--12 years in the making--is coming to a town nearest you. And with the deadline for compliance upon us, targeted municipalities have been scrambling to get sufficient programming in place.


Vasquez, Ralph, Cyndy Day-Wilson. "San Diego Riding Waves of Controversial Stormwater Rules" Stormwater Vol. 4 (November/December 2003)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: With the recent appeal of current stormwater legislation, along with proposed new legislation, it's not surprise that local municipalities and citizens are leery. Despite the controversy and confusion surrounding stormwater, however, adherence to the latest regulations still is required by law. Now more than ever, taking measure to understand and comply with these regulations is critical.


Veal, Steve, Allen Mullins,. "Learning from Phase I Cities: The Dallas Stormwater Utility" Stormwater Vol. 4 (March/April 2003)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Faced with NPDES Phase II deadlines, smaller communities look for ways to pay for their programs.


Velazquez, Linda S.. "European Airport Greenroofs - A Potential Model for North America" Greenroofs.com (July 10, 2005)
<http://www.greenroofs.com/exclusives.htm#exclusives>

Type: Article, Website
Organization: Greenroofs.com
Comment: To make the case for the implementation of airport greenroofs worldwide, greenroofed buildings will be reviewed at the following international airports, offering insight as to local motivating factors or market drivers; the resulting ecological, aesthetic and economic benefits; and their specific design considerations including appropriate system and plant types, and other elements necessary for a safe yet green environment: Schiphol International Airport, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (AMS): Frankfurt International Airport, Frankfurt, Germany (FRA): and Kloten International Airport, Zürich, Switzerland (ZRH)


Vellidis, George, Matt Smith, Richard Lowrance. "Impact and Control of Agricultural Runoff" Stormwater Vol. 4 (May/June 2003)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Riparian forest buffer systems slow the flow of sediment and nutrients from cultivated lands.


Vokral, John, Dana Gumb, A. Dean Cavallaro, Nicholas Overall, F. Albert McCullough, Eric Rosenberg. "Restoring Staten Island's Riparian Ecology" Stormwater Vol. 4 (November/December 2003)
<http:://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Through innovative landscape design, BMPs return native ecosystems to an urban environment.


Vokral, John, Dana Gumb, Robert D. Smith, Sandeep Mehrotra. "Staten Island Bluebelt Program: A Natural Solution to Environmental Problems" Stormwater (May/June 2001)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Organization: New York City Department of Environmental Protection
Comment: A continuous system of BMPs is helping save New York City's last great freshwater wetland.


Waier, Phillip R.. "Building Construction Cost Data, 63rd Annual Edition" Kingston, MA: RSMeans (2005)

Type: Calculation Tool
Organization: Reed Construction Data
Comment: Reference that can be quickly referred to for key costs; comprehensive, fully reliable source of current construction costs and productivity rates; source book for preliminary project cost, product selections, and alternate materials and methods


Walker, J., C.H. Thompson, P. Reddell, D.J. Rapport. "The Importance of Landscape Age in Influencing Landscape Health" Ecosystem Health Vol. 7 (March 2001)

Type: Abstract
Organization: Blackwell Synergy
Comment: The hypothesis is that old, weathered landscapes respond differently from young landscapes when subjected to intensive land use. Not a full text, only abstract


Walton, William C.. "Ground Water Recharge and Runoff in Illinois" (1965)

Type: Report
Organization: Illinois State Water Survey
Comment: Describes recharge conditions in several areas of northeastern Illinois, and gives recharge rates for several aquifers in central and southern Illinois. Discusses the theoretical aspects of rechare from precipitation. Presents a summary of coefficients of vertical permeability and leakage of deposits overlying aquifers within the state. Estimates annual groundwater runoff from 109 drainage basins scattered throughout Illinois with streamflow hydograph separation methods and flow-duration curves.


Waterfall, Patricia H.. "Harvesting Rainwater for Landscape Use"
<http://ag.arizona.edu/pubs/water/az1052/harvest.html>

Type: Article, Website
Organization: University of Arizona Cooperative
Comment: Describes how to use rainwater for landscaping and why it is useful


"Watershed Report Card - W.A.T.E.R." (1996)

Type: Website
Organization: Environment Canada
Comment: The Watershed Report Card Project will foster community stewardship within a watershed context. This will be achieved through education, motivation and involvement of concerned citizens as they apply the processes and techniques outlined in a user-friendly guide to inventorying, assessing and rehabilitating watershed communities.


Watson, Tammy, Wayne Hartel, Tom Heavisides, Diane Szafoni, Janelle Eggert. "Strategic Sub-Watershed Identification Process: Maximizing Benefits of Ecosystem Management: Illinois River Bluffs" (October 2003)

Type: Proposal
Organization: Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IL DNR), Conservation 2000
Comment: Methodology for scoring and ranking sub-watersheds within each Ecosystem Partnership. Goal: Within the next to years Ecosystem Partnerships will have had the opportunity to work with Ecosystem Program staff and the SSIP. The SSIP identification process will take approximately 8-10 weeks. By identifying strategic sites, leveraging funds and technical experience, we can maximize ecosystem benefits to protect and restore the state's natural resources.


Wehrmann, H. Allen, Sean V. Sinclair, Timothy P. Bryant. "An Analysis of Groundwater Use to Aquifer Potential Yield in Illinois" (December 24, 2003)

Type: Report
Organization: Illinois State Water Survey
Comment: Summarizes a comparison of Year 2000 groundwater withdrawals against estimated aquifer potential yields, presented as a ratio of groundwater use (withdrawals) to groundwater yield (i.e., potential aquifer yield) on a township basis


Weinert, Jerome C.. "Society of Depreciation Professionals Certification Committee Report" Valuation of the Built and Natural Infrastructure, Journal of the Society of Depreciation Professionals Vol. 5 (1993)

Type: Article
Organization: AUS Consultants
Comment: Preliminary draft of the certification process for the SDP


Weiszmann, Sharon. "St. John the Baptist Green Orthodox Church and Holy Family Health Center"

Type: Photograph
Comment: St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church and Holy Family Health Center. The junction of Farmers and Prairie Creeks is at upper left. The view is looking east. It could be 1986 or 1987.


Wells, Barbara, Cynthia Sibrel. "Integrating Sediment Cleanup and Brownfield Redevelopment"

Type: Report
Organization: Northeast-Midwest Institute
Comment: By recognizing and reinforcing the connections between sediment and brownfields, federal, state, and local entities may achieve more efficient and cost-effective cleanup and redevelopment. These connections could be strengthened by clarifying the guidelines for addressing sediment contamination; creating mechanisms for coordinating sediment and brownfield programs; and developing information about the potential benefits of integrating sediment and brownfield cleanup.


Werner, Patty. "Bull Creek/Bull's Brook Watershed Plan" Request for Proposals (December 19, 2003)

Type: Letter
Organization: Lake County Stormwater Management Commission
Comment: This RFP is for consultant assistance in developing a watershed plan for the Bull Creek/Bull's Brook subwatersheds of the Des Plaines River watershed.


White, Ronald E.. "The Theory and Practice of Depreciation Accounting Under Public Utility Regulation" Valuation of the Built and Natural Infrastructure, Journal of the Society of Depreciation Professionals Vol. 1 (1989)

Type: Article
Comment: Examines the problems faced by regulation in using depreciation rates with the emergence of competition in service markets previously protected by technological and legal barriers to entry. Competitive pricing may force regulated utilities to abandon the straight-line method of depreciation accounting


Whitman, Christie. "Remarks of Governor Christine Todd Whitman, Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, on announcing the Water Quality Trading Policy, Washington D.C." Major Speeches Delivered by U.S. EPA Administrator Christie Whitman (January 13, 2003)

Type: Speech
Organization: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Comment: Administrator's comments on the announcement of the EPA's Water Quality Trading Policy


Widenmann, R. N., S.L. Post, C.G. Helm. "Exotic, Invasive Species in Illinois"

Type: Report
Organization: Illinois Natural History Survey
Comment: Describes exotic species in IL


Wiedenmann, Robert N.. "Exotic, Invasive Species in Illinois" The Illinois Steward (Spring 2002)

Type: Article
Organization: Center for Economic Entomology - Illinois Natural History Survey
Comment: Descriptions of various exotic species and the ways their invasion harms the environment


Wilhelm, Gerould. "What is Ecological Restoration and Why is it Important?" (October 1996)

Type: Article
Organization: Conservation Research Institute


Williams, Daniel. "Thoughts on Green Infrastructure"

Type: Article
Comment: Describes green infrastructure


Williams, Keith K.. "Calibration of Federal Agency Storm Water Runoff Quantity Models for Oklahoma City"
<http://digital.library.okstate.edu/oas/oas_pdf/v60/p75_81.pdf>

Type: Article, Website
Organization: University of Oklahoma
Comment: Six discrete event urban rainfall-runoff quality models used by Federal agencies were calibrated on twenty-three events recorded by the USGS on three urban basins during 1974-1975 in Oklahoma City. The models were the Rational Method, used by HUD; TR-20, used by SCS; HEC-1, used by COE; Urban Flood Hydrograph Synthesis Model, used by USGS; SWMM, developed for the EPA; and MINICAT, under consideration for use by the National Weather Service, RFC. The models were calibrated for peak discharge on the recorded floods, and all except the Rational Method were calibrated for runoff volume.


Wilmer, John. "Antidegradation is Anti-Pollution, not Anti-Growth" River Voices Vol. 13 Portland, OR: River Network (2003)

Type: Newsletter article
Organization: River Network
Comment: Antidegradation is part of a larger process of protecting streams that starts with setting water quality standards.


Wilson, Matthew A., Richard B. Howarth. "Discourse-based valuation of ecosystem services: establishing fair outcomes through group deliberation" Ecological Economics, Special Issue: The Dynamics and Value of Ecosystem Services: Integrating Economic and Ecological Perspectives Vol. 41 Elsevier Science B.V. (2002)
<http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ecolecton>

Type: Article, Website
Comment: Establishes the applications of and procedures for discourse-based valuation in getting citizens involved with the allocation of ecosystem services.


Winstanley, Derek. "Water Quantity Issues Facing Illinois" 2002 Illinois Environmental Conference of the Illinois State Bar Association (August 16, 2002)
<http://www.sws.uiuc.edu>

Type: Website, Report
Organization: Illinois State Water Survey, Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Comment: Discusses the history and status of water-quantity planning and management in Illinois, legal issues, constraints and considerations to be addressed, and some guidelines for establishing a planning procedure and management framework.


Wisby, Gary. "Environment-friendly parking lot arrives"

Type: Newspaper Article
Comment: Describes new permeable gravel parking lot at Dominican University that allows for more parking spaces while reducing runoff


Wisby, Gary. "We're rapidly getting thirstier" Chicago Sun-Times (May 30, 2005)

Type: Newspaper Article
Comment: More demand is being placed on the Great Lakes


Woelkers, David. "Tidal Wave: Stormwater Ordinances as a BMP for Phase II" Stormwater Vol. 3 (September/October 2002)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Ordinances can help with planning, enforcement, and bringing the private sector into the water-quality process.


Woelkers, David, Marc S. Theisen. "BMP Selection for Regulatory Compliance" Stormwater Vol. 4 (July/August 2003)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: A proposed method for assessing and classifying current construction and postconstruction structural best management practices.


Woelkers, David, Tad Slawecki. "Coordinating Watershed Management Through Water Environment Federation Committees" Stormwater Vol. 3 (November/December 2002)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: National and state-level volunteers focus on water-quality issues.


Wong, Nyuk Hien, Su Fen Tay, Raymond Wong, Chui Leng Ong, Angelia Sia. "Life cycle cost analysis of rooftop gardens in Singapore" Building and Environment Vol. 38 (March 2003)
<http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6V23-4771RK9-5&_c...>

Type: Article, Website
Organization: National University of Singapore, Singapore Botanic Garden
Comment: Since the 1960's green movement, green roofs have ‘re-emerged’ as a viable solution to address pressing environmental issues like increased storm water runoff, the urban heat island effect, deterioration of air and water quality, and loss of habitat and


Woodworth, Jr., James W., George Aponte Clarke, William Huang, Nancy Stoner. "Out of the Gutter: Reducing Polluted Runoff in the District of Columbia" (July 2002)

Type: Report
Organization: Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Comment: Describes the background and benefits of low-impact development and suggests regulation for implementing LID


Woolson, Eric. "Geosynthetics in Stormwater Management" Stormwater Vol. 4 (July/August 2003)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: These relatively new materials offer options for filtration and erosion control.


Woolson, Eric. "Stormwater Utilities: Where Do They Stand Now?" Stormwater Vol. 5 (September/October 2004)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Public-sector professionals committed to establishing or sustaining a stormwater utility can't afford to focus solely on technical and engineering aspects, several seasoned experts insist. There's no substitute for the private-sector staple known as salesmanship.


Woolson, Eric. "The Price of a Utility" Stormwater Vol. 6 (July/August 2005)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Describes the controversy over the creation of a municipal stormwater utility


Worlton, Michael A., J. Ryan Christensen. "Developing a Regional Public Outreach in the Desert Southwest" Stormwater Vol. 3 (November/December 2002)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: The challenges of getting people to care about stormwater management in an area where rainfall is scarce.


Wortman, Dave. "Mapping a Greener Future" E Vol. 13 (May/June 2002)
<http://www.emagazine.com/may-june_2002/0502ib_mapping.htm>

Type: Article, Website
Comment: Communities and regions around the world are using an innovative tool called 'green mapping' to promote ecological sustainable ways of living.


Zumwald, Teresa. "Flow Monitoring and Citizen Input: Essential Tools for Watershed Analysis" Stormwater Vol. 4 (January/February 2003)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Local residents' descriptions of flooding help engineers calibrate hydraulic models.


Zwick, Paul, Suzanne Roulston-Doty, Renee Pfeilsticker, Ilir Bejleri. "An Infrastructure-Oriented NPDES Database and Monitoring System" Stormwater Vol. 4 (July/August 2003)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Two methods of collecting data for an inventory of stormwater structures.


"Nonpoint Source Pollution Section 319(H) Grant Application: Addison Creek Streambank Stabilization" (June 2002)

Type: Proposal
Organization: Addison Creek River Conservancy District, Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd.
Comment: The Addison Creek River Conservancy District desires to eliminate areas of severe and critical erosion that are threatening both the drainage easement and private property as identified in this project. This Grant proposal includes the use of both bioengineering and structural stabilization techniques to achieve appropriate conveyance as well as stabilization of the banks of this urbanized stream.


"Airsheds and Watersheds: the Role of Atmospheric Nitrogen Deposition" Shared Resources Workshop (October 11-12, 1995)
<http://www.arl.noaa.gov/research/aq/sr/report.html>

Type: Website, Report
Organization: Air Resources Laboratory, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, Air Quality Coordination Group of the Chesapeake Bay Program
Comment: Explores mechanisms by which air and water pollution control programs can work together to help protect coastal ecosystems. Focuses on atmospheric nitrogen compounds, but many of the conclusions would apply equally well to other pollutants occurring in the air, such as toxic chemicals, trace metals, a and persistent organic compounds.


"Cost of Community Services Studies Fact Sheet" Farmland Information Center (January 2000)
<http://www.farmlandinfo.org/fic/tas/tafs-cocs.html>

Type: Fact sheet, Website
Organization: American Farmland Trust
Comment: Describes the history and methodology of Community Service Studies and provides data from a study


"Town Meets Country: Farm-City Forums on Land and Community" (March 2002)

Type: Appendix
Organization: American Farmland Trust, U.S. Conference of Mayors, Smart Growth Network
Comment: Appendix of resources on Smart Growth


"CITYgreen for ArcGIS"

Type: Advertisement
Organization: American Forests


"CITYgreen v5.0"

Type: Advertisement
Organization: American Forests


"Stormwater Phase II Action Alert"
<http://www.amiercanforests.org>

Type: Pamphlet, Website
Organization: American Forests
Comment: Explains NPDES


"Trees Reduce Stormwater"

Type: Website
Organization: American Forests
Comment: Trees act as public utilities


"Analysis Report"

Type: Analysis report
Organization: American Forests, City Green
Comment: Costs and benefits


"Green Strategies Lead the Way to Planning with Nature in Mind" (January 12, 2004)

Type: Press release
Organization: American Forests, City Green


"The City of Laurel, MD: Rapid Ecosystem Analysis"

Type: Map
Organization: American Forests, City Green
Comment: Map of landcover in Laurel, MD


"How cities use parks for…Green Infrastructure" City Parks Forum Briefing Papers
<http://www.planning.org/cpf>

Type: Forum summary, Website
Organization: American Planning Association
Comment: Role of urban parks as green infrastructure aiding sustainability


"Paying for Sprawl"

Type: Pamphlet
Organization: American Planning Association
Comment: Describes the economic, social, and environmental effects of sprawl


"Guide for Best Management Practice (BMP) Selection in Urban Developed Areas" American Society of Civil Engineers (2001)

Type: Report
Organization: Environmental and Water Resources Institute of ASCE, Urban Water Infrastructure Management Committees Task Committee for Evaluating Best Management Practices
Comment: Permanent structural techniques that can be used for retrofitting the stormwater management systems in existing developed areas


"How cities use parks for…Community Engagement" City Parks Forum Briefing Papers (2002)

Type: Article
Organization: American Planning Association (APA)
Comment: Parks support community engagement by providing residents with a venue for participation in and attachment to their communities. They also provide a sense of place and offer essential life-enhancing qualities that aid community and individual well-being. By understanding the community benefits of parks, decision makers can develop constituencies that can sustain their urban park systems over time.


"How cities use parks for…Community Revitalization" City Parks Forum Briefing Papers (2002)

Type: Article
Organization: American Planning Association (APA)
Comment: Parks can stem the downturn of a commercial area, support the stabilization of faltering neighborhoods, and provide a landmark element and a point of pride for constituents. For all these things to happen, the city needs to be open and aware of parks' potential to spur revival, and support the elements that are needed to make that happen.


"How cities use parks for…Economic Development" City Parks Forum Briefing Papers (2002)

Type: Article
Organization: American Planning Association (APA)
Comment: Parks enhance property values, increase muncipal revenue, bring in homebuyers and workers, and attract retirees. At the bottom line, parks are a good financial investment for a community. Understanding the economic impacts of parks can help decision makers better evaluate the creation and maintenance of urban parks.


"How cities use parks to…Create Safer Neighborhoods" City Parks Forum Briefing Papers (2003)

Type: Article
Organization: American Planning Association (APA)
Comment: When adjacent to residential areas, green spaces have been shown to create neighborhoods with fewer violent and property crimes and where neighbors tend to support and protect one another. These are the findings of scientists at the Human-Environmental


"Tree Benefits Estimator" (2004)
<http://www.appanet.org/treeben/calculate.asp>

Type: Calculation Tool, Website
Organization: American Public Power Association
Comment: This application presents a Web based method for estimating the amount of energy savings (KWh saved), capacity savings (KW saved) and carbon and CO2 sequestration (lbs) resulting from MATURE trees planted individually in urban and suburban settings, as well as the benefits at any specified AGE of the tree from the tree planting date (1 to 30 years).


"Conservation Development and Alternative Stormwater Management Backgrounder" (December 2003)
<http://www.appliedeco.com>

Type: Backgrounder, Website
Organization: Applied Ecological Services, Inc.
Comment: Describes AES' services and past projects and management plans


"Cost of Native vs. Non-Native Species for Landscaping"

Type: Fact sheet
Organization: Applied Ecological Services, Inc.
Comment: Spreadsheet of prices of native and non-native landscaping options


"Demonstration Garden at St. Joseph's the Worker Church" (April 10, 2003)

Type: Letter
Organization: Applied Ecological Services, Inc.
Comment: Letter outlining costs for raingarden design and landscaping


"Introduction"

Type: Advertisement
Organization: Applied Ecological Services, Inc.
Comment: Describes services provided by AES and projects it has worked on


"Section VI. Greenway Opportunities" (February 13, 2003)

Type: Report
Organization: Applied Ecological Services, Inc.
Comment: Explains greenways and examples of them


"Turf Grass Lawn with an Irrigation system vs. Native Prairie; from Seed"

Type: Report
Organization: Applied Ecological Services, Inc.
Comment: Estimated Annual cost per acre; for a Five-Acre planting project


"Economic Costs at a Glance"

Type: Article
Organization: Biodiversity Project
Comment: Costs, taxes, fees, etc. associated with sprawl development


"Handbook of Sustainable Site Design Techniques" (June 2000)

Type: Handbook
Organization: Butterfield Creek Steering Committee, Conservation Design Forum
Comment: Part of an on-going effort to help to establish land use and development policies that will encourage sustainable site development, or that which preserves and improves land, water, soil, air, and other resources for future generations while meeting current needs for housing, education, commerce, and recreation in a growing community. Assemblage of both community planning and design techniques and storm water management strategies geared toward land development and redevelopment in the conditions that exist primarily in the Midwest, especially in the Chicagoland area and its environs. Intended to be a resource and an educational tool for decision makers, community leaders, design professionals, developers, and other citizens who wish to incorporate the concept of sustainable development into their local environment.


"BMP Cost Effectiveness Models"
<http://www.cuwcc.org/ce_spreadsheets.lasso>

Type: Calculation Tool, Website
Organization: California Urban Water Conservation Council
Comment: Website provides Excel Spreadsheets to model the costs and benefits of BMPs


"BMP Cost-Effectiveness Models" (2001)
<http://www.cuwcc.org/ce_spreadsheets.lasso>

Type: Website
Organization: California Urban Water Conservation Council
Comment: In an effort to make these analyses easier for water agencies that don't have extensive planning departments or consulting assistance, the Council created a set of spreadsheets for those BMPs that were quantifiable as to water savings. These simple spreadsheets will help calculate the costs and benefits of BMP program implementation, and are a companion to the BMP Target Calculator, also available on the Council's website. Workshops were held in October 2002 discussing how to use the spreadsheets and how to file a cost-effectiveness exemption for a BMP to the Council.


"BMP 01 Simple Cost-Effectiveness Tool"

Type: Manual
Organization: California Urban Water Conservation Council (CUWCC)
Comment: Instructions on using a cost-effectiveness tool


"Changing Course: Recommendations for Balancing Regional Growth and Water Resources in Northeastern Illinois"

Type: Report
Organization: Campaign for Sensible Growth, Metropolitan Planning Council, Openlands Project
Comment: Examines the relationship between development practices, land use, and water quality and quantity. Addresses the state of the region's water resources, the state and federal policies that impact water, regional watershed planning efforts, local development practices and model ordinances, and techniques for reducing the impacts of urbanization on regional water resources.


"Descriptions for thinking about Smart Growth; Sensible Growth in Illinois, Tools for Communities" Northeastern Illinois: Campaign for Sensible Growth

Type: Fact sheet
Organization: Campaign for Sensible Growth, Smart Growth Network, National Neighborhood Coalition
Comment: List of descriptions and principles of Smart Growth from different organizations


"Water Down the Drain"
<http://www.cgee.hamline.edu>

Type: CD-Rom, Website
Organization: Center for Global Environment Education Hamline University
Comment: How the water cycle works, preventing pollution from driveways and streets, reducing the environmental impacts of impervious surfaces, what your watershed address is, kids and communities making a difference. With Alex the Frog!


"Big Systems/Small Places; Opportunities as if Place Mattered" Valuation of the Built and Natural Infrastructure (1991)

Type: Data
Organization: Center for Neighborhood Technology
Comment: Matrix containing aspects of big system, supply side, demand side, and community/small places in regard to resource flow


"Valuation of the Built and Natural Infrastructure: Reference Materials" (February 2000)

Type: Reference materials
Organization: Center for Neighborhood Technology
Comment: Compilation of reference materials on the built and natural infrastructure. Articles within compilation also listed separately.


"BMP Algorithms"

Type: Calculation Tool
Organization: Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT)
Comment: BMP Algorithms for Raingarden, Bioretention Cell - Infiltration, Bioretention Cell - Filtration, Permeable Pavement, Green Roofs, Native Vegetation, and Trees


"Chicago Region Watershed Protection: Kishwaukee Farmer Assistance & Transfer of Development Rights" (October 1999)

Type: Proposal
Organization: Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT)
Comment: Proposes a two-track strategy to counter the harmful effects of suburban sprawl in some fast growing ye relatively undeveloped counties of Illinois: a 'smart growth' program that will protect farmland by directing development toward desired areas, and; marketing assistance to increase the incomes of small farmers, thus creating opportunities to keep farmland in agricultural use.


"IL EPA 319 Grant: A Sustainable Community-Based Approach to Reducing NPS Pollution" (December 17, 2003)

Type: Draft grant proposal
Organization: Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT)
Comment: Proposes to work with three Illinois communities to demonstrate the advantages of renewable and green infrastructure--wetlands, trails, greenways, trees, and native landscaping--in addressing NPS pollution cost-effectively.


"Stormwater Management Calculator"

Type: Calculation Tool
Organization: Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT)


"Using Green Infrastructure to Meet Water Infrastructure Needs" Presentation to the City of Chicago (May 12, 2004)

Type: PowerPoint
Organization: Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT)
Comment: PowerPoint presentation describing green infrastructure


"Valuing Smarter Investments: Supporting Better Decisions for Water Infrastructure Provision in the Great Lakes Region" (August 2003)

Type: Proposal
Organization: Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT)
Comment: CNT proposes a two-year project whose goal is to help the region make a more informed set of decisions regarding the provision of water infrastructure.


"Urban Forest Research"
<http://cufr.ucdavis.edu/research/index.asp>

Type: Website
Organization: Center for Urban Forest Research
Comment: Our research demonstrates new ways in which trees add value to communities. We convert our results into real dollars and cents in order to stimulate more investment in trees. Using our research results, we create new methods and strategies for managing and caring for community forests to help managers optimize the benefits and investment value of their community forest. Areas of research...Most of our research falls into five major categories: Benefits and Costs, Energy Conservation, Air Quality, Water Resources, and Fire. However, we are not limited to those five categories. Additional research focuses on Urban Forest Policy and Management, Tree Stewardship, Biometrics, Infrastructure Conflicts, and Urban-Wildland Interface


"Street Tree Resource Assessment Tool for Urban Forest Managers (STRATUM)"

Type: Calculation Tool
Organization: Center for Urban Forest Research, University of California at Davis (UCDavis)
Comment: Describes a tool that conducts a street tree assessment


"Better Site Design: A Handbook for Changing Development Rules in Your Community" Site Planning Roundtable (August 1998)

Type: Report
Organization: Center for Watershed Protection
Comment: Principles for better site design


"6.0 Quantitative Assessment of Benefits" Final Report (October 1999)
<http://www.epa.gov/npdes/pubs/econ_chap_6.pdf>

Type: Website, Report
Organization: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Comment: Reports estimates of the potential value of quantifiable benefits of the Phase II rule. Begins with an overview of the economic concepts and analytical issues associated with defining benefit categories and developing quantified and monetized benefits estimates.


"Conservation and Native Landscaping Awards" Green Landscaping with Native Plants (September 24, 2004)

Type: Website
Organization: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Comment: List of awardees of the Conservation and Native Landscaping Award and an explanation of the effects of native landscaping


"Crafting Better Urban Watershed Protection Plans" Watershed Protection Techniques Vol. 2

Type: Article
Organization: Center for Watershed Protection
Comment: Examines why local watershed plans often fail to live up to their promise. Outlines 11 frequently cited reasons cited for poor outcomes in local watershed plans, drawn from a critical analysis of several dozen past watershed monitoring, modeling, and management efforts, as well as the experience of a number of watershed planning practitioners. Proposes a 12-point protocol to prepare more effective watershed management plans that avoid these common problems.


"Impacts of Impervious Cover on Aquatic Systems" Watershed Protection Research Monograph Vol. 1 (March 2003)

Type: Monograph
Organization: Center for Watershed Protection
Comment: Reviews the available scientific data on the impacts of urbanization on small streams and receiving waters.


"Outstanding Watershed Education Outreach Efforts" Watershed Protection Techniques Vol. 3 Ellicott City, MD: Center for Watershed Protection (March 2000)
<http://www.cwp.org>

Type: Newsletter article, Website
Organization: Center for Watershed Protection
Comment: Award winning watershed education advertising campaigns


"Resources for Promoting Watershed Education" Watershed Protection Techniques Vol. 3 Ellicott City, MD: Center for Watershed Protection (March 2000)
<http://www.cwp.org>

Type: Newsletter article, Website
Organization: Center for Watershed Protection
Comment: Resources for watershed education


"Review of Recent Better Site Design Publications" Watershed Protection Techniques Vol. 3 Ellicott City, MD: Center for Watershed Protection (January 2000)
<http://www.cwp.org>

Type: Newsletter article, Website
Organization: Center for Watershed Protection
Comment: List of resources currently available for planners, developers, government officials and others interested in finding out more about ways they can make better site design happen in their communities


"Tools You Can Really Use!"
<http://www.cwp.org/publicat.htm>

Type: Website
Organization: Center for Watershed Protection
Comment: List of resources on watershed protection, background information on watershed protection, list of staff at the CWP


"Watershed Treatment Model (WTM) User's Guide - Version 3.1"

Type: User's guide
Organization: Center for Watershed Protection
Comment: Explanation on how to use the WTM


"Introducing SmartStorm"
<http://www.charlesriver.org>

Type: Advertisement, Website
Organization: Charles River Watershed Association
Comment: The urban United States is losing water at increasing rates, and the consequences over the next 20 years are alarming. To meet both environmental and human demands in the Charles River watershed, CRWA has been looking at small-scale engineered systems that conserve and enhance groundwater storage. Our concern for this problem led us to design the SmartStorm Rainwater Recovery System.


"A National Conference: Urban Storm Water: Enhancing Programs at the Local Level" (December 6, 2002)
<http://www.chicagobotanic.org/research/conference/stormwater/>

Type: Website
Organization: Chicago Botanic Garden, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Conservation Technology Information Center, Center for Watershed Protection, Tetra Tech, Inc.
Comment: Conference overview and schedule


"Linking Watersheds Conference: Creating a Network for Watersheds within Chicago Wilderness" (August 12, 2004)

Type: Pamphlet
Organization: Chicago Wilderness
Comment: Announcement and schedule for the conference


"A Guide to Stormwater Best Management Practices: Chicago's Water Agenda"

Type: Report
Organization: City of Chicago
Comment: Provides guidance to developers, residents, and other community member son methods to protect our water resources by reducing the amount of stormwater draining into the sewer system and local waterways.


"Financial Incentives for Building Green" (April 2004)

Type: Data
Organization: City of Chicago
Comment: Spreadsheet of green building funding resources


"Exhibit A: Scope of Work: Environmental Benefits of Green Infrastructure"

Type: Proposal
Organization: City of Chicago Department of Environment
Comment: This study will evaluate the potential environmental benefits of various green infrastructure and stormwater reduction practices. The study will explicitly identify the benefits related to stormwater runoff. Other benefits such as reduced heat islands and habitat will be developed by others, but included as part of the study report.


"Basement Flood Relief for Chicago's Neighborhoods"

Type: Pamphlet
Organization: City of Chicago Department of Sewers, Neighborhoods Alive!, Rain Blocker
Comment: Describes Rain Blocker and downspout disconnection


"2003 Water Quality Report" (2003)
<http://www.cityofchicago.org/WaterManagement/>

Type: Pamphlet, Website
Organization: City of Chicago Department of Water Management
Comment: Recommendations on water saving techniques. Water quality data.


"Water: The City of Chicago's Water Quality Report 2004" (2004)

Type: Report
Organization: City of Chicago, Department of Water Management
Comment: Describes methods of water assessment and management


"Repetitive Loss Plan: A Plan for Repetitive Flooding in Des Plaines" (October 1, 2002)
<http://www.desplaines.org/Services/FloodProtection/RepLossPlans/RepLossPlan...>

Type: Website, Report
Organization: City of Des Plaines Engineering Department, French & Associates, Ltd.
Comment: This Repetitive Loss Plan meets FEMA's repetitive loss planning criteria and is designed to identify the most cost-effective ways the City can reduce its repetitive flooding problem. It should be noted that this plan focuses on 11 separate repetitive loss areas. Other planning efforts are addressing stormwater, watershed and multi-jurisdictional concerns. Generally, this plan complements and supports those efforts. It should also be noted that most of this plan's recommend actions will benefit all floodprone properties in Des Plaines, not just those in the 11 areas.


"Do you Need to Go Through an Environmental Plan Check or Environmental Review?" Portland, OR:

Type: Article
Organization: City of Portland Bureau of Development Services
Comment: Guidelines on determining whether environmental regulations apply to certain development


"The City of Santa Barbara is Recommending New Creek Development Standards"
<http://www.ci.santa-barbara.ca.us>

Type: Article, Website
Organization: City of Santa Barbara
Comment: Addresses the impacts of land use and development along the City's creeks.


"Stormwater Runoff Reduction"

Type: Calculation Tool
Organization: CITYgreen
Comment: Calculation tool for determining stormwater runoff 's effect on trees


"Cleaning up Polluted Runoff with the Clean Water State Revolving Fund" (March 2003)

Type: Fact sheet
Organization: Clean Water State Revolving Fund
Comment: Description of CWSRF, who can qualify for it, how it can help, and who it has helped.


"Innovative use of Clean Water State Revolving Funds for Nonpoint Source Pollution" (Jul-02)

Type: Fact sheet
Organization: Clean Water State Revolving Fund
Comment: Descriptions of case studies of successful SWSRF users


"Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve Visitor's Guide"
<http://www.coffeecreekwc.org>

Type: Pamphlet, Website
Organization: Coffee Creek Watershed Conservancy
Comment: Describes the Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve


"Milestones of Hydrology: 230 Years of Hydrologic Thought"
<http://milestones.sdsu.edu/>

Type: Website
Organization: College of Engineering at San Diego State University
Comment: Links to important hydrology events in history


"Understanding and Anticipating Environmental Change in North America: Building Blocks for Better Public Policy" Quebec: Commission for Environmental Cooperation (2003)

Type: Table of contents
Organization: Commission for Environmental Cooperation
Comment: Table of contents


"Chapter 4: Methods of Nonmarket Valuation" Valuing Ecosystem Services: Toward Better Environmental Decision-Making Washington D.C.: The National Academies Press (2004)
<http://www.nap.edu/books/030909318X/html/95.html>

Type: Textbook, Website
Organization: Committee on Assessing and Valuing the Services of Aquatic and Related Terrestrial Ecosystems, Water Science and Technology Board, National Research Council of the National Academies
Comment: Outlines the major methods that are currently available for estimating economic (monetary) values for aquatic and related terrestrial ecosystem services. Within the chapter is a review of the economic approach to valuation, which is based on a total econ


Valuing Ecosystem Services: Toward Better Environmental Decision-Making Washington D.C.: The National Academies Press (2004)
<http://www.nap.edu/catalog/11139.html>

Type: Textbook, Website
Organization: Committee on Assessing and Valuing the Services of Aquatic and Related Terrestrial Ecosystems, Water Science and Technology Board, National Research Council of the National Academies
Comment: Nutrient recycling, habitat for plants and animals, flood control, and water supply are among the many beneficial services provided by aquatic ecosystems. In making decisions about human activities, such as draining a wetland for a housing development, it is essential to consider both the value of the development and the value of the ecosystem services that could be lost. Despite a growing recognition of the importance of ecosystem services, their value is often overlooked in environmental decision-making. This report identifies methods for assigning economic value to ecosystem services even intangible ones and calls for greater collaboration between ecologists and economists in such efforts.


"Valuing Ground Water: Economic Concepts and Approaches" Washington, D.C.: National Academy press (1997)

Type: Book
Organization: Committee on Valuing Ground Water, Water Science and Technology Board, Commission on Geosciences, Environment, and Resources, National Research Council
Comment: This study examines approaches to assessing the future economic value of ground water as well as the economic impact of contaminating or depleting this resource. Key points addressed include the minimal historical attention given to ground water valuation in general, and specific methods that can be used to perform such valuation studies.


"What are Community Greens?"
<http://www.communitygreens.org>

Type: Pamphlet, Website
Organization: Community Greens: Shared Parks in Urban Blocks
Comment: Explains community greens, their importance, how to create them, and some examples


"Conservation Development Evaluations System (CeDES) & Instructions"

Type: CD-Rom
Organization: Conservation Fund (The)
Comment: CeDES CD-ROM and instructions to use it


"Green Infrastructure: A Strategic Approach to Green Space Planning and Conservation" Conservation Leadership Network (May 14-16, 2002)

Type: Bibliography
Organization: Conservation Fund, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Comment: Reference list


"The Full Costs of Transportation: Analytic Framework and Case Study Design" (August 10, 1993)

Type: Report
Organization: Conservation Law Foundation, Apogee Research, Inc.
Comment: Sets out a general framwork for the determination of urban, passenger transportation costs. This is the framwork we will use in our subsequent analysis; it could be applied to other settings to solve other issues involving costs of travel. Lays out the design of the Boston and Portland case studies, detailing data requirements and possible data sources.


"Conservation Research Institute"

Type: Fact sheet
Organization: Conservation Research Institute
Comment: Explains the purpose and mission of the Conservation Research Institute


"About Wetland Banking" (1997)
<http://www.criticalhabitats.com/about.htm>

Type: Website
Organization: Critical Habitats, Inc.
Comment: Describes what Wetland Banking is, benefits of Wetland Banking, Wetland Banking achievements, Wetland Banking customers, and how customers save money.


"Neighborhood State Tree Program Information"
<http://www.dcgreenworks.org>

Type: Website, Manual
Organization: D.C. Greenworks
Comment: Describes how to request neighborhood trees


"Risk Analysis Overview: What is Monte Carlo Stimulation?" Crystal Ball 2000 (2003)
<http://www.decisioneering.com/monte-carlo-stimulation.html>

Type: Website
Organization: DecisioNeering
Comment: Advertisement for Monte Carlo Stimulation


"Calendar Year Streamflow Statistics for Illinois" Surface Water data for Illinois (October 2, 2003)
<http://nwis.waterdata.usgs.gov/il/nwis/annual/?site_no=05539000&agency_cd=U...>

Type: Data, Website
Organization: Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Comment: Data for streamflow at Hickory Creek, Joliet, IL


"Native Plant Options"
<http://www.desplaineswatershed.org/team/happendixb.html>

Type: Website
Organization: Des Plaines Watershed
Comment: List of native plants


"EMPACT in the Farmers/Prairie Creek Watershed of Cook County, Illinois" Environmental Monitoring for Public Access and Community Tracking: A Proposal

Type: Proposal
Organization: Des Plaines Watershed Team
Comment: Overall project goal: to use environmental monitoring to track progress made on reducing flows to the streams through voluntary modifications to the landscape and the enhancement of biodiversity.


"Santa Barbara County Bioassessment Report"

Type: Report summary
Organization: Ecology Consultants, Inc.
Comment: Results of the 2003 Santa Barbara County Creeks Bioassessment Program


"Revolutionary Technology" Our Products (2002)
<http://www.ecoplumb.com/falcon_about.asp>

Type: Website
Organization: EcoPlumb
Comment: Advertisement for the Falcon Waterfree System


"Cold Climate Considerations for Surface Water Management" Issue Paper "G" (17-Jan-05)
<http://www.pca.state.mn.us/water/stormwater/steeringcommittee/issuepaper-co...>

Type: Website, Report
Organization: Emmons & Oliver Resources, Center for Watershed Protection
Comment: Describes 10 issues Minnesota faces with surface water quality


"Energy Star Roofing Calculator"
<http://roofcalc.cadmusdev.com/RoofCalcBuildingInput.aspx>

Type: Calculation Tool, Website
Organization: Energy Star
Comment: Calculates building details, heating and cooling systems, roof details, energy prices, and location.


"Lake, Wetlands and Terrestrial Habitat Assessment Tools" (October 23, 1999)
<http://glimr.cciw.ca/tmpl/cuf/project.cfm?ID=AL96%2D11%20v2&Lang=e>

Type: Website
Organization: Environment Canada
Comment: The Watershed Report Card (WRC) is being developed by a group of experts as a tool for community groups to assess, rehabilitate and monitor key features of local ecosystems.


"Economic Analysis for Final Action for Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Construction and Development Category" Industrial Water Pollution Controls (March 2004)
<http://www.epa.gov/waterscience/guide/construction/econ/final.htm>

Type: Website, Report
Organization: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Comment: Presents the EPA's evaluation of the incremental compliance costs and economic impacts of four options for controlling discharges of stormwater during construction and development (C&D) activities. Option 1 required enhanced inspection requirements and certifications of BMPs. Option 2 comprises technology-based effluent limitations guidelines and standards (ELG) for stormwater discharges from construction sites where 5 acres or more of land are disturbed. It also includes enhanced inspection requirements and certification of BMPS. Option 3 would not establish new regulations, but would instead continue to rely on the existing NPDES stormwater regulations. Option 4 is identical to Option 2 except that the inspection and certification requirements are not included.


"Elements of a State Water Monitoring and Assessment Program" (March 2003)
<http://www.epa.gov/owow/monitoring/repguid.html>

Type: Guidebook, Website
Organization: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Comment: Recommends the basic elements of a State water monitoring program. Serves as a tool to help EPA and the States determine whether a monitoring program meets the prerequisites of CWA Section 106(3)(1).


"EPA Releases Innovative Approach to Cleaner Water" (January 13, 2003)

Type: Press release
Organization: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Comment: Announcement for EPA's new Water Quality Trading Policy


"Fact Sheet on Final Water Quality Trading Policy" (January 13, 2003)
<http://www.epa.gov/owow/watershed/trading/2003factsheet.html>

Type: Fact sheet, Website
Organization: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Comment: Fact sheet for the Water Quality Trading Policy


"Final Water Quality Trading Policy" (January 13, 2003)
<http://www.epa.gov/owow/watershed/trading/finalpolicy2003.html>

Type: Website
Organization: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Comment: Text of the Water Quality Trading Policy


"Landscaping with Native Plants" (March 1999)

Type: Newsletter
Organization: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Comment: How to plant with native plants


"Liquid Assets: A Summertime Perspective on the Importance of Clean Water to the Nation's Economy" (May 1996)

Type: Report
Organization: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Comment: Provides a snapshot of the agriculture, commercial fishing, real estate, and manufacturing sectors to highlight how and why clean water and a safe, clean environment are so important to economic prosperity and healthy, thriving communities.


"Natural Landscaping Illinois Resources" (March 1998)

Type: Fact sheet
Organization: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Comment: Contact information and literature for information on natural landscaping


"Potential Roles for Clean Water State Revolving Fund Programs in Smart Growth Initiatives" (October 2000)

Type: Pamphlet
Organization: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Comment: Addresses the intersection of CWSRF practices and policies with development patterns.


"Protecting Water Resources with Higher Density Developments"

Type: Draft report
Organization: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Comment: Examines the water quality impacts from low and high-density development at the site level and watershed level. Discusses the relationship between water quality and growth patterns; uses modeling results to compare pollutant loadings from different types of residential development; and discusses measures to mitigate potential increased pollutant concentrations, which may result from higher density development.


"Protecting Water Resources with Smart Growth" EPA's National Center for Environmental Publications (May 2004)
<http://www.smartgrowth.org http:www.epa.gov/smartgrowth>

Type: Website, Report
Organization: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Comment: Describes how communities have used smart growth techniques at the regional level to minimize the impacts of new development on their water resources. Discusses site-level techniques that local governments have used to further mitigate the impacts of development.


"State Monitoring, Assessment and Reporting Program Grants and Cooperative Agreements--Request for Proposals (RFP)" Monitoring and Assessing Water Quality (November 19, 2003)
<http://www.epa.gov/owow/monitoring/rfp/index.html>

Type: Website
Organization: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Comment: Intended to provide eligible applicants an opportunity to participate in a demonstration project to apply a consistent set of monitoring protocols to characterize the extent of wadeable rivers and streams that are in healthy or degraded condition at the ecoregion level II scale across the United States.


"Storm Water Phase II Final Rule: Post-Construction Runoff Control Minimum Control Measure" (January 2000)

Type: Fact sheet
Organization: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Comment: Profiles the Post-Construction Runoff Control minimum control measure, one of six measure that the operator of a Phase II regulated small municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) is required to include in its storm water management program in order to meet the conditions of its NPDES permit. Outlines the Phase II Final Rule requirements for post-construction runoff control and offers some general guidance on how to satisfy those requirements.


"Storm Water Phase II Final Rule: Public Education and Outreach Minimum Control Measure" (January 2000)

Type: Fact sheet
Organization: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Comment: Profiles the Public Education and Outreach minimum control measure, one of six measures an operator of a phase II-regulated small municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) is required to include in its storm water management program to meet the conditions of its NPDES storm water permit. Outlines the Phase II Final Rule requirements and offers some general guidance on how to satisfy them.


"Storm Water Phase II Final Rule: Small MS4 Storm Water Program Overview" (January 2000)

Type: Fact sheet
Organization: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Comment: Describes Phase I and Phase II of the Small MS4 Storm Water Program


"The Clean Water and Drinking Water Infrastructure Gap Analysis" (September 2002)

Type: Report
Organization: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Comment: Discusses methods for calculating the capital and operations and maintenance (O&M) gaps for clean water and drinking water. Estimates the gap and does not attempt to discuss the array of policy considerations stemming from the results.


"The Flint Creek Wetland Mitigation Bank" (April 2, 1998)
<http://cyber22.dcoirm.epa.gov/owow/restorat.nsf?Opendatabase>

Type: Website
Organization: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Comment: Description of the Flint Creek Wetland Mitigation Bank as the first commercial wetland bank in North Alabama which is open to government agencies and public.


"Low-Impact Development (LID) Page" Polluted Runoff (Nonpoint Source Pollution) (December 6, 2004)
<http://www.epa.gov/owow/nps/lid/>

Type: Website
Organization: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Comment: Links to LID sites


"Draft Framework for Watershed-based Trading" (May 1996)
<http://www.epa.gov/OWOW/watershed/framewrk/toc.htm>

Type: Regulation, Website
Organization: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Water


"The Partnership" Midwest Spatial Decision Support System Partnership
<http://www.epa.gov/waterspace/partnership.html>

Type: Website
Organization: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Water
Comment: Provides a central location for development, promotion, and dissemination of web-based spatial decision support systems to help manage watersheds in the Midwest


"Blackberry Creek Watershed: Alternative Futures Analysis" (September 2003)

Type: Report
Organization: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Illinois Department of Natural Resources (Illinois DNR), Kane County Department of Environmental Management
Comment: Identifies alternative visions for the future of the [Blackberry Creek] watershed and evaluates their implications


"Low Impact Development (LID): A Literature Review" (October 2000)
<http://www.epa.gov/owow/nps/lid/lid.pdf>

Type: Website, Report
Organization: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Low-Impact Development Center
Comment: Conducted to determine the availability and reliability of data to assess the effectiveness of LID practices for controlling stormwater runoff volume and reducing pollutant loadings to receiving waters.


"Proceedings of a National Symposium: Assessing the Cumulative Impacts of Watershed Development on Aquatic Ecosystems and Water Quality" (April 1997)

Type: Symposium report
Organization: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 5, Headquarters Watershed Branch, Great Lakes National Program Office, Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission (NIPC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Conservation Technology Information Cen
Comment: Compilation of studies presented at the National Symposium on Assessing the Cumulative Impacts of Watershed Development on Aquatic Ecosystems and Water Quality


"After the Storm" (February 2004)

Type: VHS
Organization: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), The Weather Channel
Comment: As this video shows, protecting the nation's water resources will take the awareness and effort of individual citizens. Three case studies focus on the interconnections between water supply, water quality and the economic vitality and quality of life in our communities.


"The Four Mile Run Computer Model"
<http://www.novaregion.org/model.htm>

Type: Website
Organization: Environmental Services


"Case Example #7: Subdivision w/ Public Street Improvement (Southeast Portland)" Stormwater Management Manual (September 1, 2004)

Type: Manual
Organization: Environmental Services, City of Portland, Clean River Works
Comment: Case example of residential subdivision development


"How to Use This Manual" Stormwater Management Manual (September 1, 2004)

Type: Manual
Organization: Environmental Services, City of Portland, Clean River Works
Comment: Helps the user navigate the Stormwater Management Manual and apply it to projects of varying size, type, and complexity


"Operations & Maintenance" Stormwater Management Manual (September 1, 2004)

Type: Manual chapter
Organization: Environmental Services, City of Portland, Clean River Works
Comment: Presents operation and maintenance requirements for the stormwater management facilities in the manual


"Santa Barbara Urban Hydrograph Method" Stormwater Management Manual (September 1, 2004)

Type: Manual chapter
Organization: Environmental Services, City of Portland, Clean River Works
Comment: Calculation tool for the SBUH method


"Simplified Approach Sizing Calculations" Stormwater Management Manual (September 1, 2004)

Type: Calculation Tool
Organization: Environmental Services, City of Portland, Clean River Works
Comment: Spreadsheet illustrating vegetated swale sizing


"Table of Contents" Stormwater Management Manual (September 1, 2004)

Type: Manual
Organization: Environmental Services, City of Portland, Clean River Works
Comment: Table of contents for manual on stormwater management


"The Vision So Far"
<http://www.uvm.edu/giee/ESDA/vision.html>

Type: Website
Organization: Envisioning a Sustainable and Desirable America (ESDA), University of Vermont
Comment: Describes the vision of a sustainable and desirable America in the year 2100 that came out of the first ESDA future search conference. Includes visions for a worldview, built capital, natural capital, human capital, and social capital


"Environmental Results Management Systems: Moving from Planning to Action by Measuring What Counts" (August 2000)

Type: Report
Organization: ERMS Initiative Workgroup, Green Mountain Institute for Environmental Democracy
Comment: A guide for implementation of results-based management systems in environmental and natural resource agencies


"Reducing Runoff and Adding Biodiversity at the HeatherRidge Community of Gurnee, Illinois" (June 1999)

Type: Report
Organization: Eyring & Associates, HeatherRidge Conservation Club, Conservation Design Forum, Inc., Integrated Lakes Management, Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission (NIPC), DesPlaines Watershed Team
Comment: The members of the HeatherRidge Conservation Club had become concerned about erosion and water quality problems at the ponds in their community. They wished to solve local drainage problems in ways that improve the health of the entire watershed. Beginning in 1998 and assisted by a consulting team funded by the Conservation 2000 Program of the Illinois DNR, they developed a plan that they will begin implementing during 1999. The plan encourages runoff reduction, which is accomplished by establishing deep-rooted native vegetation where it can intercept significant quantities of stormwater and soak it into the ground before the water reaches a pond or stream.


"Grants Available to Control Nonpoint Source Pollution in Illinois"
<http://www.epa.state.il.us/water/financial-assistance/non-point.html>

Type: Website
Organization: Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA)
Comment: Grants are available to local units of government and other organizations to protect water quality in Illinois.


"Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Program: Section 319(h) Financial Assistance Application Package" (April 1999)

Type: Report
Organization: Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA)
Comment: Application for 319(H) programs


"TMDLs Under Development"
<http://www.epa.state.il.us/water/tmdl/tmdls-under-development.html>

Type: Calculation Tool, Website
Organization: Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA)
Comment: List of TMDLs at specific locations


"My NutrientNet" (2004)
<http://www.NutrientNet.org>

Type: Website
Organization: World Resources Institute (WRI)
Comment: Describes how to use the My NutrientNet program


"Map Modernization Objective: Automated Hydrology and Hydraulics (H&H)" Flood Hazard Mapping (October 25, 2004)
<http://www.fema.gov/fhm/mm_ahh9.shtm>

Type: Website
Organization: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Comment: FEMA researched some of the available tools and applications that utilize automated H&H techniques. The preliminary listing is provided below. The tools and applications listed below are a preliminary listing of automation tools. We are certain that there are more tools being used throughout the engineering community. Click on the title of the tool to go a web site about the tool. Click on the column headings for additional information about that column.


"Life Cycle Cost Analysis; Searching for Solutions; A Policy discussion Series" Valuation of the Built and Natural Infrastructure Vol. 12 (November 1994)

Type: Report
Organization: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Comment: Discusses issues in the application of LCCA for highway and other transportation investment programs; identifies training, technical assistance, and research needed to improve LCCA capabilities


"Life-Cycle Cost Analysis; Final Policy Statement" Valuation of the Built and Natural Infrastructure, Federal Register Vol. 61 (September 18, 1996)

Type: Regulation
Organization: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Comment: Fulfills Federal management responsibilities for analyzing life-cycle cost aspects of infrastructure investment decisions; establishes LCCA principles to be applied by FHWA in infrastructure investment analyses; provides a framework that States may use in conducting LCCA


"Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century; Implementation for Participation in the Value Pricing Pilot Program" Valuation of the Built and Natural Infrastructure Vol. 63 (October 5, 1998)

Type: Regulation
Organization: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Comment: Invites State or local governments or other public authorities to make applications for participation in the Value Pricing Pilot Program authorized by TEA-21; presents guidelines for program applications; describes the legislative mandate for the Pilot Program and procedures which will be used to implement the program


"Appendix G: Stormwater Computer Models" Water Protection Issues
<http://www.georgiaplanning.com/watertoolkit/Documents/WaterProtectionIssues...>

Type: Website, Report
Organization: Georgia Planning
Comment: Describes how models work


"Keeping the Promise on Water: GEF's Contributions to Sustaining Our Planet's Water Ecosystems" (March 2003)
<http://www.gefweb.org>

Type: Pamphlet, Website
Organization: Global Environment Facility
Comment: Projects completed by and planned for GEF


"GASB Releases new Standard that Will Significantly Change Financial Reporting by State and Local Governments" Valuation of the Built and Natural Infrastructure (June 30, 1999)

Type: Press release
Organization: Government Accounting Standards Board
Comment: Announces release of comprehensive changes in state and local government financial reporting by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board


"Growing Smart Locally; 5th Annual Open Space Congress; Metropolitan Governance" (March 11, 2000)

Type: Program
Organization: Governors State University
Comment: Program for the 5th Annual Open Space Congress


"GLRPPR: Your LINK to quality pollution prevention information, resources and expertise"
<http://www.glrppr.org>

Type: Pamphlet, Website
Organization: Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable
Comment: Description of GLRPPR, mission statement, benefits, services, and membership


" Great Lakes WATER Institute Green Roof Project: Green Roof Installation"
<http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/GLWI/ecoli/Greenroof/roofinstall.html>

Type: Website
Organization: Great Lakes WATER Institute
Comment: Green roofs offer benefit to a building owner and to the community. Before a building owner decides that a green roof is right for them, it is important for them to understand the initial and long-term benefits, types, maintenance requirements, and costs of installing a green roof. Explore green roofs on this website and other websites alike.


"Benefits of Green Infrastructure"
<http://www.greeninfrastructure.net/?article=2008>

Type: Website
Organization: Green Infrastructure
Comment: Economic, social, and ecological benefits of green infrastructure and attempts to change policies


"Definition of Green Infrastructure"
<http://www.greeninfrastructure.net/?article=2007>

Type: Website
Organization: Green Infrastructure
Comment: Definition of green infrastructure


"Elements of Successful Green Infrastructure Initiatives"
<http://www.greeninfrastructure.net/?article=2010>

Type: Website
Organization: Green Infrastructure
Comment: Four elements


"Green Infrastructure & Urban Forestry"
<http://www.greeninfrastructure.net/?article=2065>

Type: Website
Organization: Green Infrastructure
Comment: Relates green infrastructure to urban forestry


"Green Infrastructure Enhances Economic Development"

Type: Website
Organization: Green Infrastructure
Comment: Explains how green infrastructure can stimulate economic growth


"Green Infrastructure: A Solution to America's #1 Conservation Challenge"

Type: Website
Organization: Green Infrastructure
Comment: Introduction to the need for green infrastructure


"Principles for Green Infrastructure Planning, Design and Implementation"
<http://www.greeninfrastructure.net/?article=2009>

Type: Website
Organization: Green Infrastructure
Comment: Eight principles


"Active Projects" Gund Institute Projects
<http://www.uvm.edu/giee/giee_projects.html>

Type: Website
Organization: Gund Institute for Ecological Economics
Comment: List of projects by the Gund Institute


"Haestad Methods Experiences Worldwide Market Growth in 2003" (January 2004)

Type: Web article
Organization: Haestad Methods
Comment: Describes successful water resource software and high-profile clients for Haestad Methods


"HEC-Pack"

Type: Advertisement
Organization: Haestad Methods
Comment: Website advertisements for modeling software


"March-November 2004 Course Catalog"

Type: Catalog
Organization: Haestad Methods
Comment: Course catalog for civil engineers


"PondPack & StormCAD Stand-Alone"
<http://www.haested.com/software/pondpack>

Type: Advertisement, Website
Organization: Haestad Methods
Comment: Ad for hydrology modeling software


"Technical Papers" (August 4, 2005)
<http://www.haestad.com/software/pondpack/papers.asp>

Type: Website
Organization: Haestad Methods
Comment: Papers about the PondPack


"The State of the Nation's Ecosystems: Background and Summary" (September 23, 2002)
<http://www.heinzcenter.org/ecosystems/intro/index.shtm>

Type: Website
Organization: Heinz Center
Comment: Lays out a blueprint for periodic reporting on the condition and use of ecosystems in the United States. Designed to provide policymakers and the general public with a succinct and comprehensive--yet scientifically sound and nonpartisan--view of 'how we are doing.' Identifies the major characteristics of ecosystems that should be tracked through time to provide this view, and where possible, provides information on both current conditions and historic trends. Highlights key gaps--situations where data do not exist or have not been assembled to support national reporting.


Advances in Hydrologic Engineering (Summer 2003)
<http://www.hec.usace.army.mil>

Type: Newsletter, Website
Organization: Hydrologic Engineering Center


"Water Quality Parameters: An Interpretation of Test Results"
<http://imc.lisd.k12.mi.us/tests.html>

Type: Website, Report
Organization: Ida High School, 1996-1997, Advanced Biology I Students
Comment: Defines and interprets several water quality parameters including: alkalinity, biological oxygen demand, chloride, dissolved oxygen, fecal coliform, hardness, iron, nitrate, pH, water quality index, reactive phosphate, total phosphorus, sulfide, sulfate, suspended solids, temperature, total dissolved solids, total solids, and turbidity


"Bellagio Principles: Guidelines for the Practical Assessment of Progress Toward Sustainable Development"
<http://www.iisd.org/measure/principles/bellagio1.html>

Type: Website
Organization: IISD
Comment: These principles serve as guidelines for the whole of the assessment process including the choice and design of indicators, their interpretation and communication of the result. They deal with four aspects of assessing progress toward sustainable development.


"Issue #4: What adaptive responses to global climate change can Illinois take?" Climate Change Issues

Type: Website
Organization: Illinois Climate Change Project, INRIN
Comment: The climate will be different in the future than in the past whether changes occur as a result of a global warming or a natural climate fluctuation.


"Changing Cost Perceptions: An Analysis of Conservation Development" (February 2005)

Type: Report
Organization: Illinois Conservation Foundation, Chicago Wilderness, Conservation Research Institute
Comment: Addresses the question of whether conservation development, while helping protect the environment, increases the cost of development. Includes a literature review, case studies, and a cost analysis of conservation design templates.


"General Studies on the Benefits of Green Infrastructure"

Type: Bibliography
Organization: Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IL DNR)
Comment: Studies on GI and their findings


"Model Floodplain Ordinance for Communities Within Northeastern Illinois" (July 1996)

Type: Legislation
Organization: Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IL DNR) Office of Water Resources, Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission (NIPC)
Comment: Drafted to reflect the minimum requirements of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for eligibility of units of government in National Flood Insurance Program, and the minimum requirements of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Office of Water Resources concerning floodway construction and construction in designated and non-designated floodways that drain more than one square mile. Intended to protect the hydrologic and hydraulic functions of floodplains and watercourses, and their related water quality and habitat functions as well as protect structures and their inhabitants.


"Critical Trends in Illinois Ecosystems" (February 2001)

Type: Report
Organization: Illinois Department of Natural Resources (Illinois DNR)
Comment: Provides an overview of each of the CTAP projects. Summarizes the findings of each program, describes the land cover of the state, provides initial statewide ecosystem monitoring results, reports on each of the ten Illinois watersheds as defined by the Illinois Streams Information System.


"Prairie Parklands: An Inventory of the Region's Resources" Critical Trends Assessment Program (August 2001)

Type: Report
Organization: Illinois Department of Natural Resources (Illinois DNR)


"The DuPage River Basin: An Inventory of the Region's Resources" Critical Trends Assessment Program (February 2001)

Type: Report
Organization: Illinois Department of Natural Resources (Illinois DNR)
Comment: Inventories the various natural systems contained within the DuPage River Basin ecosystem and the effects various parts have on each other


"The Illinois River Bluffs: An Inventory of the Region's Resources" Critical Trends Assessment Program (1998)

Type: Report
Organization: Illinois Department of Natural Resources (Illinois DNR)


"Blackberry Creek Watershed: Zoning Code Analysis and Ordinance Language Recommendations" (April 2004)

Type: Report
Organization: Illinois Department of Natural Resources (Illinois DNR), Kane County, IL, Conservation Design Forum
Comment: Final Reports on zoning code analysis and ordinance language recommendations for City of Aurora, City of Batavia, Village of Elburn, Kane County, Kendall County, Village of Montgomery, Village of North Aurora, Village of Sugar Grove, and City of Yorkville


"Chapter 40: General Drainage Procedures" Bureau of Design and Environment Manual (December 2002)

Type: Report
Organization: Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)
Comment: Provides guidance on the drainage requirements of projects designed for the State highway system. Discusses the division of responsibility between the districts and the Central Office, general drainage policies, design criteria, and the context of drainage studies for various project types. Provides a detailed discussion on drainage policies and procedures to be used on all design projects.


"Best Management Practices (BMP)" Illinois' Nonpoint Source Management Program (July 1994)

Type: Report
Organization: Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IL EPA)
Comment: Definition of BMPs and tables listing them


"Integrating Brownfields Cleanups with Water Resource Protection" (September 2003)

Type: Fact sheet
Organization: Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IL EPA)
Comment: Enhanced restoration describes an approach to cleaning up property contaminated by past use while reducing the environmental impacts of future use.


"Source Water Assessment Program Fact Sheet, Southeast Joliet SNDST, Will County"

Type: Fact sheet
Organization: Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IL EPA), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Comment: Data on Southeast Joliet SNDST source water


"Source Water Assessment Program Fact Sheet: Kankakee, Kankakee County"

Type: Fact sheet
Organization: Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IL EPA), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Comment: Data on Kankakee source water


"Source Water Assessment Program Fact Sheet: Mokena, Will County"

Type: Fact sheet
Organization: Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IL EPA), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Comment: Data on Mokena source water


"Source Water Assessment Program Fact Sheet: Monee, Will County"

Type: Fact sheet
Organization: Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IL EPA), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Comment: Data on Monee source water


"Benefits of Tree Box Filters"
<http://www.lid-stormwater.net/treebox/treeboxfilter_benefits.htm>

Type: Website
Organization: Low Impact Development Center, Inc.
Comment: What tree box filters can do to help meet stormwater management goals


"Final Report: Total Maximum Daily Loads for the East Branch of the DuPage River, Illinois" (October 2004)

Type: Report
Organization: Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA), CH2M Hill Inc.
Comment: Presents the development of total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) for the East Branch of the DuPage River. Describes the methods and procedures used to develop the TMDLs for impaired segments in the East Branch watershed.


"Addison Creek Restoration Commission Act (Public Act 093-0948)" Springfield, IL: Legislative Information System (August 19, 2004)
<http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/fulltext.asp?name=093-0948&GA=09...>

Type: Legislation, Website
Organization: Illinois General Assembly
Comment: Restoriation of Addison Creek flood plains


"Landowners Guide to Natural Resources Management Incentives" (October 1994)

Type: Guidebook
Organization: Illinois Natural Resources Coordinating Council
Comment: Cost share programs, technical assistance, property tax incentives


"Illinois River Bluffs Ecosystem Partnership Conservation Strategy Executive Summary"

Type: Pamphlet
Organization: Illinois River Bluffs Ecosystem Partnership, Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IL DNR)
Comment: Represents on small effort to help write a sustainable future for the Illinois River Bluffs. Learn more about the Illinois River Bluffs Ecosystem Partnership and the vision they have for the region


"The Illinois State Scientific Surveys and the State Museum"
<http://www.isgs.uiuc.edu, http://www.inhs.uiuc.edu, http://www.sws.uiuc.edu...>

Type: Pamphlet, Website
Organization: Illinois State Geological Survey, Illinois Natural History Survey, Illinois State Water Survey, Illinois Waste Management and Research Center, Illinois State Museum
Comment: List of Economic, Environmental, Public Health related, and Educational issues addressed by the mentioned scientific institutions


"The Central Great Lakes Geologic Mapping Coalition" U.S. Geological Survey (March 2001)

Type: Fact sheet
Organization: Illinois State Geological Survey, Indiana Geological Survey, Michigan Geological Survey Division, Ohio Division of Geological Survey, U.S. Geological Survey
Comment: The State Geological Surveys of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio joined with the U.S. Geological Survey to form the Central Great Lakes Geologic Mapping Coalition. These four States have a similar geologic heritage and need to address common societal issues about land and water resources, the environment, and geologic hazards. By pooling their expertise and resources, the five Geological Surveys can address these issues more effectively than could any one survey.


"Illinois Tollway: Drainage Design Criteria" (April 2003)

Type: Report
Organization: Illinois State Toll Highway Authority
Comment: The criteria contained herein are intended to outline the general policies and procedures for design of Illinois State Toll Highway Authority (ISTHA) drainage facilities. The design of drainage facilities for all ISTHA projects shall be performed in accordance with these criteria and applicable references cited herein. The criteria provided herein were prepared as a guide to aid the DSE in the design of drainage facilities in conjunction with new construction, reconstruction, and rehabilitation of existing roadway facilities.


"Illinois Tollway: Erosion and Sediment Control, Landscape Design Criteria" (January 2003)

Type: Report
Organization: Illinois State Toll Highway Authority
Comment: Provides general guidelines for plan preparation and obtaining permitting for erosion and sedimentation control and landscape planning and design. For use to ensure fulfillment of commitments for erosion and sediment control associated with Section 402 and Section 404 permits of the Clean Water Act issues by the ACOE, on such commitments made to the Illinois EPA, and other regulatory and natural resource agencies during project development.


"A Plan for Scientific Assessment of Water Supplies in Illinois" (October 2001)
<http://www.sws.uiuc.edu>

Type: Website, Report
Organization: Illinois State Water Survey
Comment: Based on the premise that wise and visionary planning and management of water supplies depend on sound and up-to-date technical data, information, and tools. Encompasses the entire hydrologic cycle - precipitation, surface waters, and groundwater - and calls for the study of the conjunctive use of these resources, and water conservation and reuse. Consistent with a landmark 1966 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that, prior to seeking to divert additional water from Lake Michigan for domestic use, Illinois must demonstrate that water demand cannot be met from the ground and surface water available to the region, and that water resources of the region are managed and conserved in accordance with the best modern scientific knowledge and engineering practice.


"Groundwater Projects: Recent Projects in Northeastern Illinois" (April 29, 2003)
<http://www.sws.uiuc.edu/gws/neilproj.asp>

Type: Website
Organization: Illinois State Water Survey
Comment: Groundwater projects in NE Illinois includes: Water-Resources Investigations for Kane County, IL; Chicago Region Mass Measurement; Changes in Shallow Groundwater Quality; Comparing Water Availability and Projected Demanding 2020


"Rain Gauge Reference Sheet"

Type: Pamphlet
Organization: Illinois State Water Survey
Comment: Instructions on how to use a rain gauge


"Sampling Procedure for Nitrate, Ammonium, and Ortho-Phosphate Measurements (Tier I)" (November 30, 2000)

Type: Manual
Organization: Illinois State Water Survey
Comment: This procedure is used for collecting, preparing, and handling surface water samples for the following analyses: Nitrate-nitrogen, ammonium-nitrogen, and ortho-phosphate-phosphorous.


"Sampling Procedures for Nitrogen and Phosphorous Measurements (Tier II)" (November 30, 2000)

Type: Manual
Organization: Illinois State Water Survey
Comment: This procedure is used for collecting, preparing, and handling surface water samples for the following analyses: nitrate-nitrogen, nitrate-nitrogen, total Kjedahl nitrogen (TKN), ammonium-nitrogen, ortho-phosphate-phosphorous, total dissolved phosphorous, and total phosphorous


"Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Discharge Measurements" (September 30, 1999)

Type: Manual
Organization: Illinois State Water Survey
Comment: These procedures are to be used for all discharge measurements taken at ISWS monitoring stations in the study watersheds.


"Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Suspended Sediment Sampling" (November 9, 2000)

Type: Manual
Organization: Illinois State Water Survey
Comment: This SOP covers the recommended procedures to be used when collecting suspended sediment and sediment particle size samples for the CREP monitoring project. This document is not intended to cover all the conditions, methodologies, or equipment with which suspended sediment sampling may occur but does attempt to cover those conditions and equipment that is anticipated to occur on this project.


"The Waste Management and Research Center"

Type: Pamphlet
Organization: Illinois Waste Management and Research Center (WMRC)
Comment: Pamphlet/poster with employees and vision of WMRC


"Annual Report 2002" (July 1, 2002)
<http://www.wmrc.uiuc.edu>

Type: Website, Report
Organization: Illinois Waste Management and Research Center (WMRC), Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IL DNR)
Comment: Measures WMRC performance through collection of data concerning activities, inputs, outputs, and outcomes.


"Sustainable Solutions: A Cooperative Program for Illinois Industry"
<http://www.wmrc.uiuc.edu>

Type: Pamphlet, Website
Organization: Illinois Waste Management and Research Center (WMRC), Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IL DNR)
Comment: List of WMRC services including Pollution Prevention, Energy Efficiency, Water purification and conservation, Environmental Management Systems, Green Chemistry, Compliance Assistance, Testing of Alternative Technologies, and Available Equipment


"2003 Governor's Conference on the Management of the Illinois River System; The Illinois River: Sharing the Visions; Ninth Biennial Conference" (October 7-9, 2003)

Type: Conference report
Organization: Illinois Water Resources Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Comment: Abstracts and speaker information for the Ninth Biennial Conference of the 2003 Governor's Conference on the Management of the Illinois River System


"The Illinois River: Sharing the Visions; 2003 Governor's Conference on the Management of the Illinois River System" Vol. 29 Urbana, IL: Illinois Water Resources Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Type: Conference report
Organization: Illinois Water Resources Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Comment: Proceedings of the Governor's conferences. Includes sections on The Illinois River in 2020: State Focus and Vision; The Illinois River in 2020: Federal Focus and Vision; Environment and Ecology; Economic Development; Sedimentation; Recreation and Tourism; Water Quality


"History: Havana, Illinois USA"

Type: Website
Organization: Infobahn Outfitters, Inc., Schools-data.com, ePodunk, LookSmart, Ltd.
Comment: Various historical information for Havana, IL


"The Combined Use of Activated Carbon Samplers and Low Cost Analytic Techniques for Determining Organic Contaminates in Streams" (June 11, 2002)

Type: Proposal
Organization: Integrated Lake Management
Comment: Proposal to establish the feasibility of the combined use of charcoal packets and low cost analytic techniques for tracking organic contaminants in aquatic media


"Protection of the Waters of the Great Lakes: Review of the Recommendations in the February 2000 Report" (August 2004)
<http://www.ijc.org/rel/comm/glprotection2004_e.htm>

Type: Website, Report
Organization: International Joint Commission
Comment: The Commission has been asked by the United States and Canadian governments to review the recommendations that it made in its 2000 report in the light of developments that have taken place since that report was issued. The body of this report includes a review of each recommendation. This report reflects the input of more than 50 non-governmental organizations, citizens, and government representatives at public hearings on water use in the Great Lakes Basin.


"An Internet Guide to Financing Stormwater Management" (April 11, 2002)
<http://www.stormwater fiance.urbancenter.iupui.edu>

Type: Website
Organization: IUPUI Center for Urban Policy and the Environment, Watershed Management Institute, Inc.
Comment: Helps communities find ways to pay for stormwater management projects


"Green Infrastructure Training Program" (May 16, 2000)

Type: Fact sheet
Organization: Joint Center for Sustainable Communities (US Mayors and NACO) USDA Forest Service
Comment: Describes the green infrastructure training program


"Principles of Smart Growth" Making it Work! A Planning Campaign for the Critical Growth Area

Type: Fact sheet
Organization: Kane County Development Department, Smart Growth Network
Comment: List of principles of smart growth


"Permeable Pavers Research Summary" (February 2003)
<http://www.americantrails.org/resources/trailbuilding/PermPavers.PDF>

Type: Article, Website
Organization: Lake County Forest Preserves
Comment: Cost analyses, case studies, benefits, and an annotated bibliography about permeable pavers


"Getting a Watershed Development Permit" (May 2004)
<http://www.co.lake.il.us/smc/default.asp>

Type: Pamphlet, Website
Organization: Lake County Stormwater Management Commission
Comment: Information for developers and homeowners on what a Watershed Development Permit is, how to know if you need one, and whether to go to get it.


"Technical Reference Manual" (January 8, 2002)

Type: Manual
Organization: Lake County Stormwater Management Commission
Comment: Draft outline of table of contents. Includes Introduction and Purpose, Permit Application Requirements, Performance Requirements, Flood-Prone Areas, Wetland Areas, Public Roadways, Ordinance Administration and Enforcement


"Indian Creek Watershed Plan, Lake County, Illinois" (December 11, 2003)

Type: Report
Organization: Lake County Stormwater Management Commission, Applied Ecological Services, Inc.
Comment: Identifies potential partners and funds or cost-share opportunities grouped generally by project goal and organization.


"The Multiple Benefits of Agriculture Project: An Economic, Environmental & Social Analysis"

Type: Report summary
Organization: Land Stewardship Project
Comment: Studies two Minnesota watersheds to determine that U.S. farm policy should be changed to provide land use that is more beneficial environmentally, socially, and economically. Farm land can be used both for agriculture and nonmarket goods.


"Benefits of Green Roofs"
<http://www.lid-stormwater.net/greenroofs/greenroofs_benefits.htm>

Type: Website
Organization: Low Impact Development Center, Inc.
Comment: Explains benefits of green roofs and their costs


"Introduction to Low Impact Development (LID)"
<http://www.lid-stormwater.net/intro/background.htm>

Type: Website
Organization: Low Impact Development Center, Inc.
Comment: Explanation of LID, its origins, why it should be used, its costs, its reliability, flood control, its relation to Conservation Design, Better Site Design and Smart Growth, talking points, and where to get more information


"LID Design"
<http://www.lid-stormwater.net/intro/homedesign.htm>

Type: Website
Organization: Low Impact Development Center, Inc.
Comment: Guidelines on specific design concerns and caveats, detailed specifications, construction schedule, maintenance and cost requirements, maintaining your site's hydrology


"Permeable Paver Costs"
<http://www.lid-stormwater.net/permeable_pavers/permpaver_costs.htm>

Type: Website
Organization: Low Impact Development Center, Inc.
Comment: Initial expenses for alternative paving materials may be more than if conventional methods are used. However, the use of permeable pavers can often eliminate the requirement for underground storm drain pipes and conventional stormwater systems. Cost savings due to decreased investments in reservoirs, storm sewer extensions, and the repair and maintenance of storm drain systems should be considered. In general, the multifunctionality of permeable pavers saves money.


"Permeable Pavers Construction Schedule"
<http://www.lid-stormwater.net/permeable_pavers/permpavers_schedule.htm>

Type: Website
Organization: Low Impact Development Center, Inc.
Comment: Describes permeable pavers and how to install them


"Soil Amendments"

Type: Website
Organization: Low Impact Development Center, Inc.
Comment: Explains soil amendments and their costs


"Specifications for Tree Box Filters"
<http://www.lid-stormwater.net/treebox/treeboxfilter_specs.htm>

Type: Website
Organization: Low Impact Development Center, Inc.
Comment: Tips on how to create and maintain a tree box filter in the right location


"Tree Box Filter"
<http://www.lid-stormwater.net/treebox/treeboxfilter_home.htm>

Type: Website
Organization: Low Impact Development Center, Inc.
Comment: Explanation of what a tree box filter is and how it works.


"Urban Design Tools" (May 16, 2003)
<http://www.lid-stormwater.net/>

Type: Website
Organization: Low Impact Development Center, Inc.
Comment: This site provides watershed managers with a new set of tools and techniques that can be used to meet regulatory and receiving water protection program goals for urban retrofits, re-development projects, and new development sites.


"Maine Township"

Type: Map
Organization: Maine Township Illinois


"Planting and Care"

Type: Manual
Organization: Maplewood Rainwater Gardens
Comment: Instructions on how to use the rainwater garden


"Welcome to the City of Maplewood Storm Water Management Page"

Type: Website
Organization: Maplewood, Minnesota
Comment: Dedicated to providing the citizens of Maplewood with information on the city's efforts to manage the city's storm water discharges in order to promote the conservation of our valuable water resources.


"Sustainable Communities Visioning Project"

Type: Pamphlet
Organization: Martin County
Comment: Folder of information about sustainability in Martin County, Florida


"Safety Deck Natural Grass Surfacing"
<http://www.matfactoryinc.com>

Type: Advertisement, Website
Organization: Mat Factory, Inc.
Comment: Ad for mat that allows natural grass to grow and water to drain while still providing a sturdy surface


"Smart Growth Techniques for NPDES Phase II Stormwater Management Compliance in Michigan" (February 2005)

Type: Draft report
Organization: Michigan Environmental Council
Comment: Evaluation of Smart Growth techniques in addressing issues of non-point source water pollution


"Office XP Tool: Web Components"

Type: Advertisement
Organization: Microsoft


"Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District Watersheds: Concepts for Watershed Resource Management" (November 8, 2001)

Type: Map
Organization: Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD)
Comment: Map with pamphlet on the back containing Corridor Study Summary, Introduction, Stormwater Rules, Habitat Restoration, Buyouts/Floodproofing, Floodwater Basins, Watercourse Maintenance Plan, Conservation Easements, Conveyance, Earthen Berm/Floodwalls


"Sustainable Development: The Very Idea" (April 1998)

Type: Report
Organization: Minnesota Planning Environmental Quality Board
Comment: Describes sustainability and makes a distinction between what should continue to grow or develop, such as jobs, capital, and knowledge, and what should not, including pollution, waste and poverty.



<http://www.pca.state.mn.us/water/stormwater/steeringcommittee/index.html>

Type: Issue Papers, Website
Organization: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Minnesota Stormwater Steering Committee
Comment: Good set of issue papers written for the development of a stormwater manual Issue paper E Appendix C has information on how to calculate phosphorous removal


"South Florida Developers Recognized Among Nation's Business Leaders for Efforts to Curb Sprawl" (June 14, 1999)
<http://www.nalgep.org/sg.html>

Type: Press release, Website
Organization: National Association of Local Government Environment Professionals (NALGEP)
Comment: Announces Profiles of Business Leadership on Smart Growth: New Partnerships Demonstrate the Economic Benefits of Reducing Sprawl, a national study describing the positive effects on businesses of reducing sprawl


"Environmental Learning in America: Working Toward Nationwide Environmental Literacy; Bi-Annual Report 2000 and 2001" (June 2002)

Type: Table of contents
Organization: National Environmental Education & Training Foundation
Comment: Table of contents for bi-annual report


"Precious Resource: Water" Washington, D.C.: (November 1993)

Type: Map
Organization: National Geographic Society
Comment: Map of the U.S. suggesting the range of water issues confronting Americans on the eve of the 21st century.


"Great Rivers…Great Minds…"

Type: Pamphlet
Organization: National Great Rivers Research and Education Center
Comment: A bold new concept--establishment of a major large river research and education center - has evolved from concern about Illinois' dynamic and vital Great Rivers' area


"Sustaining America's Special Places; Your Parks, Your Communities" (May 3-4, 2002)

Type: Pamphlet
Organization: National Park Service, National Capital Region
Comment: Program for the First National Capital Region Sustainability Fair


"Illinois Resources Conservation and Development Profiles" (July 2003)
<http://www.illinoisrcd.org>

Type: Website, Report
Organization: Natural Resources Conservation Service
Comment: Profiles of RC&D areas throughout Illinois


"Urban Uses of STATSGO and SSURGO and Associated Databases"

Type: Proposal
Organization: Natural Resources Conservation Service
Comment: The purpose of this investigation is to utilize SSURGO and STATSGO maps and associated soil interpretation records, in combination with natural area data to develop soil-geomorphic units which would be useful to guide ecological restoration and creation at the local and watershed scales. We will also demonstrate the degree of disequilibrium between human impacts on and the quality of various ecosystems in a rapidly urbanizing watershed in northeastern Illinois. The ultimate goal of this investigation is the dissemination of these research results through public education seminars and lectures, an atlas of GIS thematic maps, and other publications designed for public use.


"South Richmond Drainage Plan Newsletter" Vol. 5 (Winter 2000-2001)

Type: Newsletter
Organization: New York City Department of Environmental Protection
Comment: Articles include: Construction Complete: First Bluebelt BMPs Functioning; Major construction Planeed for Lemon Creek; Construction Update: Ongoing Capital Projects; Conference House Park; Technical Update: Hydraulic Sizing of Weir Walls; Artist to Design Manhole Cover; Bluebelt Land Management Underway; and Bluebelt Featured at Professional Meetings.


"South Richmond Drainage Plan Newsletter" Vol. 2 (Fall 1997)

Type: Newsletter
Organization: New York City Department of Environmental Protection
Comment: Articles include: Drainage Plan for Blue Heron Park Competed; Technical Update: Streambank Stabilization; Emerging Wetland Vegetation in Richmond Creek; Installation of Bluebelt Signs; Bluebelt Cleanup and Stabilization; and Project Update.


"South Richmond Drainage Plan Newsletter" Vol. 3 (Summer 1998)

Type: Newsletter
Organization: New York City Department of Environmental Protection
Comment: Articles include: Richmond Creek Construction Begins with Soil Erosion Control Measures; Storm Water Control and Safety Concerns Accelerate the Woodrow Road Widening Project; Three Watershed Drainage Plans are Completed EIS Ready for Public Review; New Field Manage for the Bluebelt System; and News about Bluebelt Clean-Up.


"South Richmond Drainage Plan Newsletter" Vol. 4 (Summer 1999)

Type: Newsletter
Organization: New York City Department of Environmental Protection
Comment: Articles include: Staying on Track: Moving from Planning into Construction; Construction Update: New BMPs Complement Their Surroundings; Technical Update: Sand Filter System for Storm Water Treatment; Clean-Up Efforts Recognized; and New Employee.


"South Richmond Drainage Plan Newsletter" Vol. 1 (Summer 1996)

Type: Newsletter
Organization: New York City Department of Environmental Protection
Comment: Articles include: Big Plans Taking Off on the South Shore; Richmond Creek Drainage Plan Design Underway; BMPs: Innovative Storm Water Management; and Community Involvement: Key to Sucessful Plan.


"Staten Island Bluebelt"
<http://www.cf.nyc.ny.us/dep>

Type: Pamphlet, Website
Organization: New York City Department of Environmental Protection
Comment: Describes the Bluebelt watershed and ways to protect it


"New York's Short-Term Cross-Investment Structure" State Activity Update

Type: Report
Organization: New York State Revolving Fund, New York EPA
Comment: Under a short-term cross-intestment structure a state may invest funds from one SRF program to cure a default in the other.


"Brush Piles" (Spring 2005)

Type: Newsletter
Organization: North Branch Restoration Project
Comment: NBRP Workday Schedule and site directions map


"Brush Piles" (Summer 2005)
<http://www.northbranchrestoration.org>

Type: Newsletter, Website
Organization: North Branch Restoration Project
Comment: Articles relating to the North Branch Restoration Project


"Natural Resource Information Report; Project: Ridgewood Property Cook County" (January 7, 1998)

Type: Proposal
Organization: North Cook County Soil and Water Conservation District
Comment: The purpose of this report is to present to officials of the local governing body and to other decision makers, natural resource information which may be useful when undertaking land use decisions concerning variations, amendments or relief of local zoni


"Flood Fighting Conference" (May 7, 1987)

Type: Advertisement
Organization: Northeastern Illinois Flood Fighting Coordination Committee
Comment: Advertisement for conference


"Sourcebook on Natural Landscaping for Local Officials" Vol. 3 (August 2004)

Type: Sourcebook
Organization: Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission
Comment: Explains the basic principles and benefits of natural landscaping; demonstrates the feasibility of using natural landscaping successfully in the region; provides information regarding the ways that local officials as community leaders can encourage the use of natural landscaping; identifies ways to avoid pitfalls that could result in poorly implemented natural landscaping; describes tool and techniques; provides direction to other sources of information and expertise.


"WRI welcomes new US water quality trading policy" (January 13, 2003)
<http://newsroom.wri.org/newsrelease_text.cfm?NewsReleaseID=197>

Type: Press release, Website
Organization: World Resources Institute (WRI)
Comment: Describes WRI's positive reaction to the EPA's announcement of the National Water Quality Trading Policy.


"Water Resources and Freshwater Ecosystems/Internal Renewable Water Resources: Groundwater recharge, volume"
<http://earthtrends.wri.org/text/FRE/variables/11notes.htm>

Type: Website
Organization: WRI
Comment: Describes and explains groundwater recharge


"Strategic Plan for Water Resource Management" (September 2002)
<http://www.nipc.org/environment/waterplan/spwrmformat9-3-02.pdf>

Type: Website, Report
Organization: Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission
Comment: Guides the region in responding to its water resources issues: water quality, flooding, and water supply. Recommends a series of strategies and identifies the entities to implement them, including new legislation, funding for research, changes in agency practices or funding allocations, and improved public education.


"Stream Restoration Inventory Final Report" (April 2005)
<http://www.nipc.org>

Type: Website, Report
Organization: Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission
Comment: Final report for a project evaluating stream stabilization and naturalization projects. Evaluates which methods successfully combated erosion, runoff, flooding, and other stream problems related to watershed development.


"Model Stormwater Drainage and Detention Ordinance: A Guide for Local Officials" Series of Planning Aids (July 1990)

Type: Report
Organization: Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission (NIPC)
Comment: Prepared as a model to assist local units of government in developing their own regulations. Background information has been included to provide a perspective for the officials who may be called upon to interpret the basic requirements. Designed to be an independent, self-sufficient ordinance. Provides language which hopefully will ease the burden of any community wishing to revise its ordinance requirements for drainage and detention. Suggests some approaches to detention and stormwater management which are new to northeastern Illinois but commonly used nationally. Considered as one component of a comprehensive regulatory approach to watershed management which also addresses needs for floodplain management, wetland, lake, and stream protection, and soil erosion and sediment control.


"Natural Resource and Socio-Economic Impacts of 2030 Regional Transportation Proposals: Evaluation of Projects and Alternatives"

Type: Report
Organization: Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission (NIPC)
Comment: The first section, Natural Resource Evaluations, contains the results of the analysis, descriptions of natural resource categories and values, the justification for the chosen measurements, description of the methodology, and the scoring system used. The Socio-Economic Evaluations include an overview of the analysis, discussion of the methodology, and comparison of travel costs among alternatives.


"Publications and Data Products" (October 18, 2002)
<http://www.nipc.cog.il.us>

Type: Website
Organization: Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission (NIPC)
Comment: This listing included publications available in printed and/or digital form from the Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission. Certain data products and services available on a special-order basis are also listed.


"Section 3: Basic Concepts of Hydrology and Water Quality" (big blue manual)

Type: Manual
Organization: Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission (NIPC), Chicago Region
Comment: Introduces the basic concepts of hydrology, hydraulics and water quality that underlie the design of best management practices.


"Northeastern Illinois Regional Greenways and Trails Implementation Program" (June 19, 1997)

Type: Map
Organization: Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission (NIPC), Openland Project
Comment: A map of greenway and trail opportunities and summary


"Northeastern Illinois Regional Greenways Plan" (September 12, 1992)

Type: Map
Organization: Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission (NIPC), Openland Project
Comment: Map of Greenway Opportunities and executive summary


"Northeastern Illinois Regional Water Trails Map & Plan Summary"

Type: Map
Organization: Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission (NIPC), Openlands Project, Illinois Paddling Council
Comment: Map and plan summary


"Guidebook on Great Lakes Environmental Benefits Valuation" Valuation of the Built and Natural Infrastructure (July 6, 1998)

Type: Guidebook
Organization: Northeast-Midwest Institute, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Comment: Economic valuation principles, models, and case studies


"Northern Virginia BMP Handbook: A Guide to Planning and Designing Best Management Practices in Northern Virginia" Northern Virginia Planning District Commission (November 6, 1992)

Type: Report
Organization: Northern Virginia Planning District Commission (NVPDC), Engineers and Surveyors Institute (ESI)
Comment: Information, recommendations, and design aids for Best Management Practices (BMPs) which are used to improve surface water quality by preventing pollutants from entering major water courses. Includes discussion of the theory and practice of implementing BMP controls, and presents the requirements set by local jurisdictions for calculating phosphorus removal as well as for determining site coverage, storage volume, and orifice size requirements for BMPs necessitated by the development of land.


"Guidelines and Discount Rates for Benefit-Cost Analysis of Federal Programs" Circular No. A-94 Revised: Memorandum for Heads of Executive Departments and Establishments (October 29, 1992)
<http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/circulars/a094/a094.html>

Type: Legislation, Website
Organization: Office of Management and Budget The Executive Office of the President
Comment: The goal of this Circular is to promote efficient resource allocation through well-informed decision-making by the Federal Government. It provides general guidance for conducting benefit-cost and cost-effectiveness analyses. It also provides specific guidance on the discount rates to be used in evaluating Federal programs whose benefits and costs are distributed over time. The general guidance will serve as a checklist of whether an agency has considered and properly dealt with all the elements for sound benefit-cost and cost-effectiveness analyses.


"Guidance to Local Partnership Councils for the Development of C2000 Ecosystem Project Grants" (October 2003)
<http://dnr.state.il.us/orep/C2000/fy05/fy05guidanceprint.htm>

Type: Website
Organization: Office of Realty and Environmental Planning Ecosystems Program
Comment: Primary tool for the development and review of FY 05 grants. Includes missions, vision statement, ecosystem management, program guidance, project categories, and administrative policy.


"Green Infrastructure Regional Mapping Project"

Type: Proposal
Organization: Openlands Project (OLP), Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT)
Comment: Proposes to create a database of the region's green infrastructure to encourage natural resource protection and land preservation across several states through the creation of an easy-to-use, interactive database. Includes PowerPoint slides about GI


"Learning to "Do It Together": A Proposal to Explore New Tools for Regional Decision Making, Information Access and Enhanced Participation" (August 1999)

Type: Proposal
Organization: Partnership for Regional Livability
Comment: The proposed effort will enable rapid identification of existing tools and techniques for assembling geographic data and maps.. These information sets, in turn, can then be used to help engage residents of each community in visualizing the implications of current trends, contrasting these outcomes with the outcomes of achieving desired futures, and making collective decisions about the future.


"Partnerships for Parks: Discovery and Restoration of the Bronx River"

Type: Report
Organization: Partnerships for Parks, City of New York Parks & Recreaction, CityParks Foundation
Comment: Describes the Bronx River Project and the groups behind it


"Seeing Green: Study Finds Greeing is a Good Investment" Strategy for a Green City (Summer 2005)
<http://www.pennsylvaniahorticulturalsociety.org>

Type: Newsletter, Website
Organization: Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
Comment: Looks at the economic impact of 'place-based investment strategies,' particularly the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's seven year greening effort in the New Kensington area of North Philadelphia.


"Porous Pavement Systems" (2000)
<http://www.prestogeo.com>

Type: Advertisement, Website
Organization: Presto Products Company
Comment: Describes Presto's Geoblock and Geowebs systems which provide porous pavement solutions in traffic areas where the natural beauty of grass and permeability of aggregate are desired.


"Infiltration Integrated Management Practices" LID Integrated Management Practices Guide

Type: Guidebook
Organization: Prince Georges County
Comment: Use and benefits of infiltrations IMPs


"Rain Gardens: The Natural Solution"

Type: Pamphlet
Organization: Prince Georges County Department of Environmental Resources
Comment: Information on how to create and maintain a rain garden


"Performance Criteria for Bioretention Design" The Bioretention Manual

Type: Manual
Organization: Prince Georges County, Maryland
Comment: Matrix of performance criteria for siting and design


"Sample Maintenance Covenant for Bioretention" The Bioretention Manual

Type: Manual
Organization: Prince Georges County, Maryland
Comment: Sample declaration of covenants for storm and surface water facility, and integrated management system maintenance


"Implementing the County's Storm Water Management Program for New Development: Standard Conditions of Project Plan Approval - Water Quality Best Management Practices"

Type: Fact sheet
Organization: Project Clean Water
Comment: Addresses the provision in the Clean Water Act requiring local municipalities to address water quality impacts of non-point source pollution


"Low Impact Development Practices - New Tools to Manage Stormwater" Sound Waves Vol. 16 Puget Sound: (Fall 2001)
<http://www.wa.gov/puget_sound>

Type: Newsletter, Website
Organization: Puget Sound Water Quality Action Team
Comment: Describes LID and areas using it


"RiverSmart"

Type: CD-Rom
Organization: River Network


"RiverSmart: Grassroots Tool Kit"

Type: Tool kit
Organization: River Network
Comment: Educational tool. Provides you with the tools you'll need to bring the RiverSmart messages to life in your community. Advertising, media relations, community outreach.


"Southern California Edison: Cool Centers Program Evaluation Report" (May 14, 2002)

Type: Report
Organization: RLW Analytics, Inc.
Comment: Presents the results of RLW Analytics' evaluation of Southern California Edison's 2001 Cool Center Program. The primary goal of the program was to provide places where low-and moderate-income consumers, especially seniors, could seek relief from extreme temperatures during the summer months of 2001 and decrease their need to use their own air conditioning at home.


"RMI's Water Research Agenda"
<http://www.rmi.org/sitepages/pid121.php>

Type: Website
Organization: Rocky Mountain Institute
Comment: Research activities planned for 2001-04 by RMI


"Water: Infrastructure and System Planning" (2003)
<http://www.rmi.org/sitepages/pid275.php>

Type: Website
Organization: Rocky Mountain Institute
Comment: Related to and integrated with our work on water efficiency policy and implementation, RMI promotes holistic approaches to planning for water-related infrastructure.


"Use of Vegetated Roof Covers in Runoff Management"
<http://www.roofmeadow.com>

Type: Article, Website
Organization: Roofscapes Inc.
Comment: Benefits of vegetated roofs in reducing runoff


"A Comparison of Sustainable and Traditional Landscapes" Sustainable Landscape Planning

Type: Article
Organization: Roth and Associates, Geomatics International, Conservation Design Forum
Comment: Breakdown of costs of various aspects of sustainable and traditional landscapes


"Design and Construction Standards" (January 1, 2005)

Type: Regulatory Standard
Organization: Round Rock Texas, Department of Public Works
Comment: Has a good bibliography at: http://www.ci.round-rock.tx.us/public-works/dacs/dr_bibliography.pdf


"Section 7.10.050 Urban runoff reduction requirements for new development" Chapter 7.10 Urban Runoff Pollution
<http//pen.ci.santa-monica.ca.us/municode/codemaster/Article_7/10/050.html>

Type: Legislation, Website
Organization: Santa Monica
Comment: The following urban runoff reduction requirements shall apply to all persons submitting applications for new development within the City.


"Deep Cell Wastewater Reclamation and Reuse"
<http://www.sheafferandroland.com/id22_m.htm>

Type: Website
Organization: Sheaffer & Roland, Inc.
Comment: Describes the wastewater reclamation and reuse (WWRR) system developed by Shaeffer & Roland to provide an environmentally sensitive, odor-free approach to wastewater management.


"Introduction to Deep-Cell Technology: Wastewater Reclamation & Reuse"
<http://www.sheafferandroland.com>

Type: Website, Report
Organization: Sheaffer & Roland, Inc.
Comment: Describes the wastewater reclamation and reuse (WWRR) system developed by Shaeffer & Roland to provide an environmentally sensitive, odor-free approach to wastewater management.


"Hawthorn Woods Country Club; Wastewater Reclamation and Reuse System Engineering Report" (August 15, 2002)

Type: Report
Organization: Sheaffer & Roland, Inc., Toll Brothers, Inc.
Comment: The Hawthorn Woods Country Club development is a residential project of 679 acres located in parts of Fremont Township. The project will contain a wastewater reclamation and reuse system that will be designed to recycle the wastewater generated by the development. This Engineering Report describes the basis of the design and capabilities of the wastewater reclamation and reuse system. The wastewater will be treated, stored, filtered, disinfected, and irrigated on the golf course within the site.


"Our Illinois River: A Great River in Great Peril" Water Sentinels Project

Type: Pamphlet
Organization: Sierra Club, Heart of Illinois Group
Comment: Describes the Illinois River, its importance, and what needs to be done to protect it


"Smart Growth for Clean Water: Innovative Strategies for NPDES Phase II Stormwater Management in Michigan"

Type: Report
Organization: Smart Growth America, Michigan Environmental Council
Comment: Discusses some of the shared solutions that can help smaller communities meet federal regulations.


"Aggregates for Drainfill and Filters" Material Specification (August 1994)

Type: Manual
Organization: Soil Conservation Service
Comment: Describes the scope, quality, grading, and storing and handling of drainfill and filters


"Tree Appraisals" (September 8, 2003)
<http://www.sufa.com/appraisals.html>

Type: Presentation, Website
Organization: Southern Urban Forestry Associates
Comment: The following is a summary of a presentation given before The Tennessee Urban Forest Council and Mississippi Urban Forest Council Annual meetings. It is a summary of the Guide for Plant Appraisals, Ninth Edition.


"Report Card for Decision-Making in the Deer Creek Watershed; Will and Cook Counties, Illinois" (Spring 2004)

Type: Draft report
Organization: Southland Watershed Protection Project, Center for Neighborhood Technology
Comment: Report Card to improve local decisions that affect the watershed. Descriptions on how to use the report card.


Sprawl Watch Vol. 1 Web: (April 19, 1999)
<http://www.sprawlwatch.org/newsletter.html>

Type: Website, Web newsletter
Organization: Sprawl Watch Clearinghouse
Comment: Updates on news and reports concerning sprawl, smart growth, and livable communities in regards to local, state, and national areas


"Rain Garden Initiative: Regional Native Plant Species"
<http://raingarden.il.gov/species.htm>

Type: Website
Organization: State of Illinois
Comment: Lists of plant suggestions for a rain garden


"Stormwater Center" (August 9, 2004)
<http://www.stormwatercenter.net/>

Type: Website
Organization: Stormwater Managers Resource Center (SMRC), Center for Watershed Protection
Comment: The Stormwater Manager's Resource Center is designed specifically for stormwater practitioners, local government officials and others that need technical assistance on stormwater management issues. Created and maintained by the Center for Watershed Protection, the SMRC has everything you need to know about stormwater in a single site.


"Report to the Interagency Coordinating Committee on Groundwater" (December 20, 2002)

Type: Report
Organization: Subcommittee on Integrated Water Planning and Management
Comment: Quantifies Illinois' water resources, analyzes the demands on them, and provides an agenda to plan for their protection. Provides a brief summary of Illinois' water resources and identifies some of the water problems the state of Illinois currently faces; identifies the information gaps that need to be filled; argues that expanded, regional water quantity planning and management is needed to address some of the critical water conflicts that are emerging in Illinois; and discusses needed water management authorities; identifies available water management tools; and recommends an interim framework for establishing regional water management consortia to begin planning.


Smart Growth America (September 2002)

Type: Newsletter
Organization: Smart Growth America, Surface Transportation Policy Project
Comment: Contains: Smart Growth for a Strong Economy; Business Councils Promote Smart Growth as Smart Business; Smart Growth Priorities Advance: The Farm Bill, Housing and More; Smart Growth is Becoming a Union Thing; Field Notes: News from Your Back Yard; Economic Development Subsidies: Another Cause of Sprawl; Smart Tools: Banking on Smart Growth; The Top 5 Smart Growth Stories; Brain Food: Not Your Father's Suburbs American Metropolitics; and Brain Food: Solving Sprawl: Models of Smart Growth in Communities Across the America


"More Detailed Rainfall Distribution" Q & A
<http://www.computationalhydraulics.com/swmmqa22.html>

Type: Website
Organization: SWMM
Comment: Question: I want to take the hourly volumes of the hourly data and break them into 15-minute segments based on the trends and distributions found in other 15-minute data located in the same region. Is there a good way to do this?


"TSA Tools LID Module 1.0" (2005)

Type: Calculation Tool
Organization: T.E. Scott & Associates, Inc.
Comment: Spreadsheets for LID module


"2002 Native Prairie Plant and Seed Catalog"
<http://www.appliedeco.com>

Type: Pamphlet, Website
Organization: Taylor Creek Restoration Nurseries
Comment: Describes native plants and provides a catalog to purchase them


"Build your own Rain Garden" Vol. 1 (3 Copies exist)

Type: Pamphlet
Organization: Taylor Creek Restoration Nurseries
Comment: Information on how to create and maintain a rain garden


"BMP Costs & Savings Study: A Guide to Data and Methods for Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Urban Water Conservation Best Management Practices" (March 2005)
<http://www.cuwcc.org/uploads/committee/Costs_Savings_28Apr2005_DraftFinal.p...>

Type: Website, Manual
Organization: The California Urban Water Conservation Council, A & N Technical Services, Inc.
Comment: Supplements CUWCC's existing CEA Guidelines by explicitly linking conservation program costs and water savings to the MOU's set of BMPs;. Identifies and summarizes the best available information about program costs and water savings. Assesses the reliability and generalizability of information currently available for quantifying and valuing conservation activity and for preparing cost-effectiveness exemption claims. Identifies the absence of, and notes critical deficiencies in, cost and savings estimates needed to quantify and to gauge the cost-effectiveness of specific BMPs.


"Public Benefits of Green Roofs" Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
<http://www.peck.ca/grhcc/public.htm>

Type: Website
Organization: The Cardinal Group Inc.
Comment: Benefits of green roofs: economic, improved air quality, temperature regulation, water, social, preservation of habitat & biodiversity, local food production


"Purpose, Objectives and Membership Opportunities" Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
<http://www.peck.ca/grhcc/membership.html>

Type: Website
Organization: The Cardinal Group Inc.
Comment: Describes the mission of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities and how to become a member


"Sustainable Urban Drainage (SUDS)" (2004)
<http://www7.caret.cam.ac.uk/guide_suds.htm>

Type: Website
Organization: The Centre for Sustainable Development at the University of Cambridge
Comment: New approaches in developing sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS) using alternatives to conventional piped drainage systems are discussed below


"Photograph Search and Retrieval System" Illinois Air Photo Imagebase
<http://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/aerial_photos>

Type: Website
Organization: The Digital Imaging & Media Technology Initiative, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UofI)
Comment: Aerial photographs of Will County


"Ecosystem Marketplace"
<http://www.ecosystemmarketplace.com/>

Type: Website
Organization: The Katoomba Group
Comment: We seek to become a one-stop-shop of timely and transparent information on the emerging markets and payment schemes for ecosystem services. We will cover information that is so essential to the proper functioning of any market: prices, transactions, how the services are measured, packaged and sold, as well as the location of buyers and sellers. Additionally, we will be convening policy change that affects these schemes and the impact of these markets on the ecosystems themselves and on low-income producers and community groups in developing countries.


"Storm Water Management"
<http://www.toolbase.org/secondaryT.asp?TrackID=&CategoryID=1873>

Type: Website
Organization: ToolBase Services
Comment: Links to various sites regarding stormwater management and LID


"T.R.E.E.S.: Trans-Agency Resources for Environmental and Economic Sustainability"
<http://www.treepeople.org/trees>

Type: Website
Organization: TreePeople
Comment: Blueprint for an ecologically, socially, and economically sustainable Los Angeles.


"Des Plaines River Watershed Project: River Elevations and Flows During Recent Flood Events" Upper Des Plaines River, Illinois, Flood Damage Reduction Study Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement (1996)

Type: Data
Organization: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Comment: Table at the Russell gage, Gurnee gage, Des Plaines gage, and Riverside gage


"Des Plaines River Watershed Project: Table 1: Water Surface Elevation Differences" Upper Des Plaines River, Illinois, Flood Damage Reduction Study Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement (1996)

Type: Data
Organization: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Comment: Table between the Russell and Gurnee, Gurnee and DesPlaines, and Des Plaines and Riverside


"HEC-1: Flood Hydrograph Package: User's Manual" (June 1998)
<http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/legacysoftware/hec1/documentation/he...>

Type: Website, Manual
Organization: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Comment: User's manual for a watershed computer program model that stimulates the precipitation-runoff process. Watershed is represented By basic model concepts; precipitation runoff, channel routing, reservoir routing, diversion and hydrographic combinations that are used to estimate hydrographs at various locations. Other capabilities include automatic parameter estimation and flood damage analysis. The model is limited to single event analysis and routing techniques do not account for downstream backwater conditions.


"How to start the Corps' Project Delivery Engine" (April 2, 2000)

Type: Manual
Organization: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


"Federal Guidance for the Establishment, Use and Operation of Mitigation Banks" Federal Register Vol. 60 (November 28, 1995)

Type: Legislation
Organization: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Natural Resources Conservation Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Comment: Clarifies the manner in which mitigation banks may be used to satisfy mitigation requirements of the CWA.


"Illinois River Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study Newsletter" (November 2003)

Type: Newsletter
Organization: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IL DNR)
Comment: Reports on the efforts and findings of the study team during the last three years and invites the public to attend a December public meeting.


"Wetland" Backyard Conservation (April 1998)

Type: Pamphlet
Organization: U.S. Deparment of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, National Association of Conservation Districts, Wildlife Habitat Council
Comment: Tips for local/everyday conservation of wetlands


"Conservation Buffers Work…Economically and Environmentally" (September 2000)

Type: Pamphlet
Organization: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Comment: Conservation buffers are a simple way to help you stay profitable and protect your most valuable asset - your land. Buffers are also a great way to demonstrate your commitment to conservation.


"Urban Conservation Practice Physical Effects" Resource: Water
<ftp://ftp-fc.sc.egov.usda.gov/IL/urbanmnl/ucppe_water.pdf>

Type: Data, Website
Organization: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)


"Revegetation with Native Species: Proceedings, 1997 Society for Ecological Restoration Annual Meeting" (April 1999)

Type: Report
Organization: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station
Comment: Contains: Selecting Plant Species for Ecological Restoration: a Perspective for Land Managers; Collection and Production of Indigenous Plant Material for National Park Restoration; Native Plant Restoration on the Going-to-the-Sun Road, Glacier National Park, Common Difficulties Encountered in Collecting Native Seed, Regional Native Plant Strategies, Lessons from Historical Rangeland Revegetation for Today's Restoration; and Important Biological Factors for Utilizing Native Plant Species


"Appendix C: Methods for Establishing Receiving Water Quality Impacts of Urban and Suburban Development" Illinois Urban Manual (October 2001)
<http://www.il.nrcs.usda.gov/technical/engineer/urban/appendix/appendix_c.ht...>

Type: Website, Manual
Organization: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
Comment: This chapter provides an overview of practical methods for estimating short-term and long-term surface water quality impacts related to urban and suburban development sites. These methods may be used by the urban planner or developer to estimate the impacts on receiving waters from development which may result based on various planning conditions and assumptions. Using the approaches presented here, mitigation of water quality impacts may be tested based upon incorporation of various types of management practices.


"Urban Hydrology for Small Watersheds" Vol. 2 (June 1986)

Type: Report
Organization: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Soil Conservation Service, Engineering Division
Comment: Simplified procedures for estimating runoff and peak discharges in small watersheds


"Green Infrastructure Tool Kit" National Town Meeting for a Sustainable America; Green Infrastructure Learning Session Detroit, MI: (May 3, 1999)
<http://www.whitehouse.gov/PCSD/index.html>

Type: Tool kit, Website
Organization: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Comment: Addresses the fundamental question: What will it take to help sustainable and livable community initiatives 'get over the hump' from inspiration to implementation? Suggests three types of tools are critical to overcoming major implementation obstacles: information and technical assistance, economic incentives and financial assistance, and local capacity and partnerships.


"Benefits of Trees in an Urban Setting: Selected Bibliography"

Type: CD-Rom
Organization: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, North Central Research Station
Comment: Bibliography


"DuPage County and Part of Cook County, Illinois - Sheet Number 29"

Type: Map
Organization: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service
Comment: Map


"Laws"
<http://ma.water.usgs.gov/fhwa/qw/laws.htm>

Type: Website
Organization: U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Comment: List of laws relating to water use


"Reducing Traffic Congestion; Using Market Prices to Enhance Mobility" Valuation of the Built and Natural Infrastructure (1998)

Type: Report
Organization: U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT)
Comment: Projects involving cost of traffic congestion and innovative and effective approaches to reducing traffic congestion and improving air quality


"A Look at Our Nation's Highways: Linking Transportation and Recreation"

Type: Pamphlet
Organization: U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT), Federal Highway Administration
Comment: Examples of creative design solutions by FHWA partners in State and local governments that promote recreational uses near highway projects.


" Economic Benefits Of Runoff Controls" Polluted Runoff (Nonpoint Source Pollution) (September 1995)
<http://www.epa.gov/owow/nps/runoff.html>

Type: Website, Report
Organization: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Comment: The purpose of this report is to show that certain urban runoff management controls can be incorporated into a development in a way that provides aesthetic and economic benefits. Table 1 summarizes the findings of this report. Urban runoff controls that are pleasing to the eye and safe for children can lead to increased property values. Because the beauty of natural surroundings can increase real property values and enhance the quality of life, beautification of land areas adjacent to waterways and detention ponds should be considered an integral part of planning by developers.


"U.S. Geological Survey - Water Resources in Illinois" (November 2000)
<http://il.water.usgs.gov>

Type: Pamphlet, Website
Organization: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Comment: Describes USGS, its data collection, what it does and what it does with information


(March 4, 2005)
<http://smig.usgs.gov/SMIG/>

Type: Website
Organization: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Surface-water Quality and flow Modeling Interest Group (SMIG)
Comment: Links to surface water quality modeling sites


"National Engineering Handbook PART 630 Hydrology"
<http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/hydro/hydro-techref-neh-630.html>

Type: Guidebook, Website
Organization: U.S. Natural Resource Conservation Service
Comment: This book gives the background to the NRCS runoff methodology, including Curve Numbers, upon which the TR-20 and TR-55 programs are built.


"Storm Water Best Management Practices Decision Support Tool"
<http://enviro.nfesc.navy.mil/stormwaterbmp/default.asp>

Type: Calculation Tool, Website
Organization: U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center
Comment: The Storm Water BMP Decision Support Tool is designed to assist Navy environmental professionals and their contractors in assessing methods of reducing pollution in storm water runoff. The Decision Support Tool contains Storm Water BMPs that can be used in pollution prevention and treatment efforts.


"UC Berkeley Interactive University Project" (November 2003)
<http://iu.berkeley.edu/IU/News>

Type: Website, Report
Organization: University of California - Berkeley
Comment: Announcement about project and project report


"Patuxent Model Scenarios"
<http://www.uvm.edu/giee/PLM/RESULTS/Scenario.html>

Type: Data, Website
Organization: University of Vermont
Comment: Selection of model scenarios depicting alternative scenarios of land use management for the county, state, and federal government agencies, local stakeholders, and researchers.


"Rain Gardens: A household way to improve water quality in your community" Madison, WI: Extension Publications (2002)

Type: Pamphlet
Organization: University of Wisconsin - Extension, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (Wisconsin DNR)
Comment: Information on how to create and maintain a rain garden


"Community Resource Development & Growth Management Education: Stormwater Runoff" (October 21, 2002)
<http://www.uwex.edu/ces/cty/sheboygan/cnred/runoff.html>

Type: Newsletter, Website
Organization: University of Wisconsin Extension - Sheboygan County
Comment: Alternative methods to dealing with stormwater runoff


"Abstracts 2002 AWRA"
<http://wri.wisc.edu/AWRA_2002/Abstracts%202002%20AWRA.pdf>

Type: Conference schedule, Website
Organization: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Comment: Abstracts from a conference including sections on Runoff and Infiltration; Groundwater Flow; Arsenic Migration, Measurement and Removal; Groundwater Management; Poster Session; Banquet Speaker; Hydrologic Modeling; Groundwater/Surface Water Interactions; Surface Water Hydrology; and Biochemical and Chemical Contaminants


"Innovating Stormwater Management on the University of Wisconsin-Madison Campus" Water Resources Management Workshop 2003 (2004)
<http://www.ies.wisc.edu/wrm/workshops/2003>

Type: Website, Report
Organization: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Comment: Presents a physical assessment of the campus landscape and stormwater infrastructure. Examines the regulatory and institutional context within which sotrmwater management takes place, focusing particularly on regulatory changes that will impact UW-Madison's management needs. Advocates the general adoption of performance-standards-based management policies by the University. Recommends best management practices (BMPs) within several management areas, among which are construction erosion control, building design, and green area management. Examines several case studies, which are problem areas and opportunities for mitigation.


"National Stormwater BMP Database Doubles" Stormwater Vol. 3 (May/June 2002)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Organization: Urban Water Resources Research Council of the American Society of Civil Engineers
Comment: An update on the progress of a tool that's helping communities meet Phase II requirements.


"Petition to Village of Hampshire Mayor and Trustees, Plan Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals"

Type: Petition
Organization: Village of Hampshire, Illinois
Comment: Petition for slow controlled growth


The Volunteer Monitor Vol. 16 (Summer 2004)

Type: Newsletter
Organization: Volunteer Watershed Monitoring
Comment: Contains: The Business of Partnering; Capturing Storm Runoff: Russian River First Flush; Partnering to Train Teachers; Many Partners Many Possibilities; The Dance: Partnering with Corporations; and Resources


"Economic Benefits" Citizens
<http://www.wakegov.com/general/openspace/benefits/economic.htm>

Type: Website
Organization: Wake County, North Carolina
Comment: Does it make good economic sense to preserve open space? You bet! Open space areas are typically populated with attractive plants, flowers, trees, and gorgeous views of nature. Owners of buildings or properties that contain or overlook these areas can command premium rents. As a building owner you generally have to charge less for a view of a parking lot or a road than a view of a forested greenway. Attractive areas are more desirable to developers, enticing high quality growth to the community. This in turn brings more jobs and attractive places to live and shop. Many studies demonstrate that the value of property is not only preserved, but improved by its proximity to preserved lands.


"This Week in Washington" Alexandria VA: (May 14, 2004)

Type: Article
Organization: Water Environment Federation
Comment: Includes short articles on Senate Staff Working on Water Infrastructure Funding Bill, Wal-Mart Settles Repeat Stormwater Enforcement Case for $3.1 Million, USGS Scientists Discuss a Decade of Water Quality Data, and Orange County Grand Jury Issues Biosolids Recommendations to OCSD


"Some Resources on the Economic Benefits of Land Conservation and Conservation Development"

Type: Bibliography
Organization: Western Reserve RC&D
Comment: List of resources about conservation


"Conservation Development Resource Manual" The Countryside Program (1998)

Type: Manual
Organization: Western Reserve Resource Conservation and Development Council (The)
Comment: Gives communities, developers, and public officials the information and resources they need to make good decisions about conservation and development. Includes an overview, planning and design handbook, model regulations, and appendices.


"Policy Gateway; Land Resource Management Plan Elements; Forms & Concepts Handbook; Open Space Element" (April 18, 2002)

Type: Handbook
Organization: Will County, Illinois
Comment: Creates a framework for managing growth. Presents a regional vision for the general form and shape of future growth. Identifies guidelines for various development 'Forms and Use Concepts' to be used by the County in its development review process. Identifies the County as a leader on countywide issues such as regional open space planning, transportation planning, storm water management, an regional geographic information systems. Recognizes that site-specific land use decisions are the responsibility of the individual jurisdictions in which the land is located. Encourages new non-rural growth and development to occur in and around existing service areas. Positions the Count as a regional forum, facilitator, and as a problem solving mechanism.


"Planning Hardwoods for Future Generations"

Type: Advertisement
Organization: Williams Forestry & Associates
Comment: Advertisement for the services of Williams Forestry & Associates including turnkey services, seedling sales, tree planting, tree shelter sales and installation, and weed control.


"Proceedings of Changing Landscapes: Anticipating the Effects of Local Land Use Decisions"

Type: Report
Organization: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WI DNR)


"Rain Garden Websites" (April 15, 2005)
<http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/water/wm/nps/rg/links.htm>

Type: Website
Organization: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WI DNR)
Comment: This list of resources should not be construed as being complete. This list is in no way an endorsement of these organizations, but rather a resource for the public.


"Rain gardens…nature's way to control runoff pollution" Madison, WI:

Type: Pamphlet
Organization: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WI DNR)
Comment: Information on how to create and maintain a rain garden


"Rain Gardens: A how-to manual for homeowners" (2003)

Type: Manual
Organization: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WI DNR), University of Wisconsin-Extension
Comment: Explanation of rain gardens and how to make and use them


"Wisconsin Turfgrass Field Day" (July 26, 2005)

Type: Schedule
Organization: Wisconsin Turfgrass Association, University of Wisconsin Extension, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Comment: Description of projects on display at the field day


"A New Look at Natural Disasters" Earth Changes Report Vol. 86 (July/August 1999)
<http://www.earthchanges.com>

Type: Article, Website
Comment: Discusses a report, Disasters by Design: A Reassessment of Natural Hazards in the United Sates, that looks at the increasing problems of natural disasters due to short-term fixes


"Amend: Illinois Natural Areas Preservation Act"

Type: Legislation


"Amend: OSLAD Act"

Type: Legislation
Comment: The Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development Act


"Bibliography" Drainage Criteria Model
<http://www.ci.round-rock.tx.us/public-works/dacs/dr_bibliography.pdf>

Type: Bibliography, Website
Comment: Bibliography including sections on Determination of Storm Runoff, Street Flow, Inlets, Storm Drains, Open Channels, Culverts, and Detention


"Bibliography on Water" H-NET List on the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology

Type: Listserve
Comment: List of resources on floodplain management from the Army Corps of Engineers


"Buyers Guide 2004" Stormwater Vol. 4 (2004)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine, Website
Comment: The most exhaustive source of surface water quality-related products, equipment, expertise, and services in print today.


"Buyers Guide 2006" Stormwater Vol. 6 (2006)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine, Website
Comment: Exhaustive source of surface water quality-related products, equipment, expertise, and services in print today


"Chapter 4: Best Management Practice Standards; Stormwater Retention Basins"

Type: Article
Comment: Explains stormwater retention basins and other BMPs


"City May Revert Back to Old Flood Map" The Journal (December 16, 1998)
<http://www.journal-topics.com>

Type: Newspaper Article, Website
Comment: Alderman does not want enforcement of expanded flood plan map conditions now


"Cooling Chicago's "Fire Alley"" Stormwater Vol. 3 (November/December 2002)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: With the predominance of dark rooftops and pavement, which absorb and radiate heat, most cities experience summer temperatures that are 6-10 degrees F higher than rural temperatures. This phenomenon, known as urban heat island, results in higher energy use for cooling buildings, causing atmospheric pollution to create ground-level ozone.


"Cost Analysis Literature Search Bibliography" (June 4, 2003)

Type: Bibliography


"Elevation vs. Flow - Des Plaines Gage"

Type: Data
Comment: Chart 2 graph


"Elevation vs. Flow - Riverside Gage"

Type: Data
Comment: Chart 2 graph


"Environmental Valuation & Cost-Benefit News"
<http://envirovaluation.org/>

Type: Website
Comment: Articles about Empirical Cost-Benefit and Environmental Value Estimates


"Expansion Project at Western Kentucky University Generates Stormwater Management Plan to Solve Flooding and Pollution" Stormwater Vol. 4 (September/October 2003)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Karst management


"Expected to Begin With Next Week Or Two; Golf Rd. Tollbooth Work Starting Soon" The Journal (March 25, 1998)

Type: Newspaper Article
Comment: Announces work on new tool booth at Golf Road and addresses citizen concerns about the drainage of stormwater


"Farmers should look to alternative crops, experts say" CNN.com (December 2, 1999)

Type: Web article
Comment: Farmers should look to other resources, alternative crops or other land uses, to support their farms financially


"Flood Elevations vs. Flow in Weller Creek"

Type: Data
Comment: Sheet 1, Chart 2 graph


"Golf Course Scores a Hole in One with Stormwater System" Stormwater Vol. 5 (September/October 2004)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Describes the particulate removal system installed in the Eagle Glen Golf Course


"Grand Forks Comes Back From Massive Floods with Citywide GIS" Stormwater Vol. 4 (November/December 2003)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: GIS system developed after devastating floods in Grand Forks


"Green Infrastructure"

Type: Article
Comment: Describes GI and the development in certain regions.


"Green Infrastructure Calculator Tool Evaluation"

Type: Evaluation
Comment: Evaluations of 24 specific calculation tools


"Havana insert to 319 proposal"

Type: Fact sheet
Comment: Statistics on Havana


"Hydraulic Dredging is the Environmental Choice for the City of Waltham, MA" Stormwater Vol. 5 (March/April 2004)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Solving the problem of pollution in Hardy Pond


"Illinois EPA Launches Citizen E-Complaint Form on Web Site" (March 11, 2004)

Type: Press release
Comment: Will speed investigations of environmental concerns; toll-free helpline also expands continues governor Blagojevich's efforts to streamline government


"Impacts of Open Space on Property Values in the Chartiers Watershed"
<http://www.pitt.edu/~eofarb/propropertyvalue.htm>

Type: Website
Comment: Economic benefits of river conservation and preservation


"Organoclay Helps Refinery Meet Water Standard" Stormwater Vol. 3 (March/April 2002)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: Organoclay removes 50% or more of its weight of free and mechanically emulsified oils and some dissolved oils.


"Potential Selection Criteria for Neighborhoods" (July 15, 2003)

Type: Notes
Comment: Draft for discussion on selection criteria and possible study designs


"Quarterly Report 4 (April - June 2002) West Branch DuPage River Watershed"

Type: Progress report
Comment: Update on TMDL project in West Branch DuPage River Watershed


"Rain Garden Size" (February 12, 2001)

Type: Notes
Comment: Notes of rain garden calculations


"Rain Gardens - Case Studies"

Type: Report
Comment: Case studies of rain gardens


"Rain Gardens - Making Your Backyard a Wildlife Haven"

Type: Article
Comment: Information on how to create and maintain a rain garden and data on costs and benefits


"Rain gardens a growing phenomenon"

Type: Newspaper Article
Comment: Describes increase in rain garden creation and use in Wisconsin'


"Renewable Community-Based Water Quality Action Plan Green Infrastructure Mosaic"

Type: Data
Comment: Table of Green Infrastructure components, benefits, examples, Equivalent Traditional infrastructure, internal costs, external benefits and costs, and potential calculator tools


"Revised Hickory Creek Insert"

Type: Fact sheet
Comment: Statistics on Hickory Creek


"Smart Growth at a Glance"

Type: Fact sheet
Comment: Describes smart growth and the government's role in it


"Subsurface Stormwater Management for a Puerto Rico Baseball Park" Stormwater Vol. 4 (September/October 2003)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: To effectively continue use of the baseball facilities, improvements were needed to the stormwater management and drainage system that would keep the playing fields and track in usable condition after a rain.


"The Ecological Systems Approach to Trail Design"

Type: Report
Comment: Building trails while taking into consideration soil, vegetation, wildlife and water


"The Great Lakes are at record lows" Weather.com (March 3, 2003)
<http://www.weather.com/newscenter/topstories/030303lowlakelevels.html>

Type: Article, Website
Comment: Great Lakes waters are decreasing naturally


"The Volunteer Monitor" Vol. 17 (Winter 2005)

Type: Newsletter
Organization: Volunteer Watershed Monitoring
Comment: Metadata-helping data live longer, go farther; volunteer certification; documenting site locations; data analysis workshops; volunteer data in STORET; environmental art; river of words; gravelometer; comparing salinity methods


"Treating Runoff to Old Tampa Bay" Stormwater Vol. 5 (November/December 2004)
<http://www.stormh2o.com>

Type: Magazine article, Website
Comment: As part of its ongoing maintenance activities, the Environmental Division of Pinellas County Public Works Department set out to rehabilitate the existing stormwater pond that provides water-quality treatment to the bridge's north end.


"Weller Creek Hydraulics" (May 13, 1997)

Type: Data
Comment: Sheet 1, Chart 1 graph and table


"What we like: Finding our common design language" EcoCity Cleveland (January/February 2001)

Type: Article
Comment: Project to determine what aspects of design people like and don't like


Chicago Industrial Properties Vol. 16 (December 2003)

Type: Newspaper
Comment: A Site Selection Guide to Business Properties


Chicago Industrial Properties Vol. 16 (May 2003)

Type: Newspaper
Comment: A Site Selection Guide to Business Properties


Hoffman, Leslie. "Green Roof Storm Water Modeling" Biocycle Journal of Composting and Organic Recycling Vol. 47 No. 2 (Feb-06)
<http://www.biocycle.net>

Type: Article, Web article
Comment: Describes the development and application of the Earth Pledge Green Roof Storm Water Modeling System in New York City. This system can be used to calculate water retention and detention of a green roof on a particular building, as well as the aggregate impact of multiple green roofs in a given sewer shed.


"Kansas City's Dream - 10,000 Rain Gardens" Environmental News Service (26-Jun-06)
<http://www.ens-newswire.com>

Type: Web article
Comment: 10,000 Rain Gardens is a Kansas City, MO public-private initiative which involves citizens, corporations, educators, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies. The goal is to educate the public about the stormwater issues the city faces (CSOs and crumbling infrastructure) and the positive actions each individual can take (build raingardens). The 6 week education campaign used television, radio and print media and resulted in a 30% increase in public awareness.


Johnson, Richard L., Peg Staeheli. "City of Seattle- Stormwater Low Impact Development Practices" Proceedings of the 2006 World Environmental and Water Resource Congress (May-06)

Type: Conference Paper
Comment: Outlines the revisions being made to Seattle’s stormwater code to further encourage adoption of LID practices. Also discusses the High Point redevelopment project, which incorporates LID drainage practices into the transformation of a low-income housing area into a mixed-income housing area. This project exemplifies the benefits of inter-department collaboration in accomplishing innovative projects; here the Seattle Public Utilities and the Seattle Housing Authority were the major partners, but many other departments were eventually involved (e.g. Department of Planning and Development).


Henson, J.W., T.A. Jacobs. "Designing for the Quality of Water - A Review of the Kansas City Manual of Best Management Practices" Proceedings of the 2006 World Environmental and Water Resource Congress (May-06)

Type: Conference Paper
Comment: City of Lenexa conducted a series of evaluations where building site designs were modified to incorporate the requirements of the BMP (Best Management Practices) Manual for Stormwater Management. Residential and commercial sites were chosen to illustrate that costs of the site would not increase, and that the methodology behind the BMP manual is practical and achieves the goal of minimizing impacts of new development.


Vargas, Noel, Aquino, Martin, William S. Gonwa, Brandon J. Koltz, Kimberley T. Kujoth, Syed Quadry. "Stormwater Parking Demonstration Project" Quality Assurance Project Plan (13-Jan-06)

Type: Data, Evaluation, Project Report
Comment: The USEPA has selected the City of Milwaukee to participate in the Great Cities Partnership Program, which entails retrofitting a city-owned parking lot using several green BMPs (Best Management Practices) to decrease impervious cover and reduce polluted stormwater runoff. This report focuses on the data collection processes used in monitoring the effects of pervious pavement on flow rates and pollutant loading.


"The Application of Stormwater Runoff Reduction Best Management Practices in Metropolitan Milwaukee" Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District Stormwater Runoff Reduction Interim Report (29-Dec-05)

Type: Project Report
Comment: Evaluates stormwater reduction BMPs in metropolitan Milwaukee, describes current pilot projects in the area, assesses the impact of local ordinances on stormwater runoff reduction BMPs, surveys what other communities are doing with regard to BMPs and methods of encouraging public participation through education and outreach programs.


"Burnsville Stormwater Retrofit Study" (Jun-06)

Type: Data, Project Report
Comment: Documents a paired watershed study of the functionality of raingardens in the residential setting of Burnsville, MN. The results presented here show a 90% reduction in runoff volumes, confirming that existing residential neighborhoods with sandy soils and gradual slopes can be successfully retrofitted with rainwater gardens and provide high levels of runoff reduction and stormwater quality improvement.


Philippi, Peter M.. "Introduction to the German FLL-Guideline for the Planning, Execution, and Upkeep of Green-Roof Sites" (Jan-02)

Type: Guideline
Comment: Gives an introduction to the German Landscape Research, Development and Construction Society (FLL)-Green Roof Guidelines and it’s relevance to the growing American green roof industry. While standard regulations and performance data are still lacking in the US, existing standards developed in Europe over the past 25 years are based on real long-term performance analyses. The guidelines outlined here could be of use to designers and decision-makers when considering green roofs.


Calarusse, Crystal, Christopher Kloss. "Rooftops to Rivers: Green Strategies for Controlling Stormwater and Combined Sewer Overflows" (Jun-06)

Type: Report
Comment: An overview of the current crises in stormwater management and how green infrastructure, both on the macro-(open space) and micro-(BMPs) levels, can address these issues. The report recommends different steps to local decision-makers to promote the use of green infrastructure. Case studies include: Chicago, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, Portland, Rouge River Watershed (Michigan), Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, and Washington, D.C.


Johnston, C.E. P.E.. "Developing Sustainable Behaviors Through Community-Based Social Marketing" Proceedings of the 2006 World Environmental and Water Resource Congress (May-06)

Type: Conference Paper
Comment: Explores a non-traditional method of public education. As opposed to passive materials, such as posters or brochures, community-based social marketing is a strategic process that crafts a program to appeal to the average individual. This process entails identifying the barriers to changing behavior, structuring a program around those barriers, exercising this strategy on a small scale, evaluating the results, and then applying the same process across a given target audience. These methods provide significantly higher success rates compared to other campaigns.


Hollander, D.A., B. Eyring P.E., A.R. Schmidt P.E.. "Developing a Comparative Tool for Both Conventional and Green Stormwater Management Techniques" Proceedings of the 2006 World Environmental and Water Resource Congress (May-06)

Type: Conference Paper
Comment: Describes the Green Values Calculator, a tool to provide quantitative information on the hydrologic and financial benefits of green infrastructure BMPs by comparing them with the benefits of conventional techniques. This information is meant to be used by residents and municipalities when making decisions about possibly implementing green infrastructure on both the lot and 40-acre area scales.


Lai, Fu-Hsiung, Jenny Zhen, John Riverson, Leslie Shoemaker. "SUSTAIN- An Evaluation and Cost-Optimization Tool for Placement of BMPs" Proceedings of the 2006 World Environmental and Water Resource Congress (May-06)

Type: Conference Paper
Comment: The USEPA is developing a decision-support system for placement of Best Management Practices (BMPs) at strategic locations in urban watersheds: SUSTAIN (System for Urban Stormwater Treatment and Analysis Integration). This tool will help develop, evaluate, select, and place BMP options based on cost and effectiveness. It will also support evaluation of BMP placement at multiple scales from a few city blocks to large watersheds.


Cheng, Mow-Soung, Chris A. Akinbobola, Jenny Zhen, John Riverson, Khalid Alvi, Leslie Shoemaker. "BMP Decision Support System for Evaluating Watershed-based Stormwater Management Alternatives" Proceedings of the 2006 World Environmental and Water Resource Congress (May-06)

Type: Conference Paper
Comment: Describes the application of Prince George’s County Best Management Practice (BMP) Decision Support System to identify cost effective implementation plans to reduce combined sewer overflows in the Anacostia River sewershed. This case study illustrates the system, which helps planners determine which solution provides the greatest benefit, while taking into account site-specific objectives and the costs associated with the various alternatives.


Lucas, William C.. "The SPAW Model: Application to Infiltrating BMP Facilities" Proceedings of the 2006 World Environmental and Water Resource Congress (May-06)

Type: Conference Paper
Comment: The SPAW (Soil, Plant, Atmosphere, and Water) Model has been formulated to project the soil moisture response to the interaction of soils, climate, and vegetation in agricultural ecosystems. This approach provides BMP designers with a tool that dynamically quantifies the extent of volume reductions provided by distributed infiltration approaches during the storm event. In this manner, a key element of Low Impact Design (LID) can now be more rigorously defined.


Atchison, Dustin, Ken Potter, Linda Severson. "Design Guidelines for Stormwater Bioretention Facilities" Water Resources Institute Manual Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Water Resources Institute (Feb-06)

Type: Data, Evaluation, Guideline
Comment: Provides design guidelines and presents a numerical model that can be used for designing bioretention facilities to meet a specified objective, such as maintaining recharge volumes.


Longcore, Travis, Cristina Li, John P. Wilson. "Applicability of Citygreen Urban Ecosystem Analysis Software to a Densely Built Urban Neighborhood" Urban Geography Vol. 25 No. 2 V.H. Winston & Son, Inc. (Feb-04)

Type: Report
Comment: Illustrates the benefits of the new commercially available software program, Citygreen 4.0 (an extension of ArcView). The software evaluates the importance of trees and other landscape features, stormwater runoff, air pollution, carbon sequestration, and wildlife habitat, by calculating its economic value for each component.


"The TARP Protocol for Stormwater Best Management Practice Demonstrations" (Jul-03)

Type: Evaluation
Comment: This protocol provides a uniform method for demonstrating stormwater technologies and developing test quality assurance plans for certification or verification of performance claims. The use of standardized data collection and reporting methods will help to: reduce overlapping demonstration and performance testing technologies; maximize research and development dollars; certify the technology in accordance with performance claims and state regulatory standards; demonstrate effectiveness, cost, and marketability; and achieve maximum market penetration.


"Caltrans Treatment BMP Technology Report" (Apr-06)

Type: Manual
Comment: Consolidates and standardizes information on storm water quality technologies that are part of the California Department of Transportation’s BMP identification and evaluation process. Technologies include the latest innovations in permanent storm water treatment and control, as well as current practices in other municipal or states’ DOTs. There are individual fact sheets provided for each identified technology, as well as information for untested and unapproved technologies (including pilot studies).


Brown, Hillary, Steven A. Caputo, Jr., Kerry Carnahan, Signe Nielson. "High Performance Infrastructure Guidelines" New York City: New York City Department of Design and Construction and the Design Trust for Public Space (Oct-05)

Type: Report, Guideline
Comment: Examines different greening strategies and incorporation of BMPs into public works, with an emphasis on New York City. Provides a practical, incremental approach for implementing these new practices and charts the integration of practices and different long-term goals. It also offers both the public and private sectors an overview of the desirability of the improved infrastructure, a general understanding of critical objectives, and a cost-analysis.

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