Regional Stormwater Utilities Efficiencies and Challenges

We will soon be having out fifth installment of the Stormwater Utility Webinar Series: Regional Stormwater Utilities Efficiencies and Challenges Wednesday, February 22nd at 1pm EST For this webinar, we invite Jeff Colella, Stormwater Division Manager of the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority (WVSA) to discuss the program’s experience as a regional stormwater utility and MS4 […]

Inside the Effort to Reduce Road Salt Amounts in Connecticut

Our  very own Mike Dietz was mentioned in NBC Connecticut’s Inside the Effort to Reduce Road Salt Amounts in Connecticut talking about the need to reduce the amount to salt being applied on the roads throughout the winter season. Dietz is working to shine the light on the many consequences of over salting, including the negative […]

Trail Mapping for CT Trail Finder with Avenza Maps

December 7, 2022 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Presented by Cary Chadwick & Emily Wilson, UConn CLEAR Connecticut Trail Finder is a free, interactive mapping site designed to help Connecticut residents and visitors find publicly accessible hiking, walking, snowshoeing, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, and paddling trails across the state. It is a critical resource for […]

A New Tool to Assess Watershed Health in CT

Nov 2, 2022 Presented by Chet Arnold & Qian “Rachel” Lei-Parent, UConn CLEAR It’s well known that there is a close relationship between watershed health and land use. Until now, however, statewide or other large scale examinations of this relationship have been limited to what can be determined using moderate resolution (30 meter) land cover […]

Under Pressure: Rethinking CT’s Coastal Land Use and Adaptation Strategies

UConn CLEAR’s Juliana Barrett and colleague Tao Wu were recently featured in UConn Today’s Under Pressure: Rethinking CT’s Coastal Land Use and Adaptation Strategies. This article focuses on Barrett and Wu’s recently publication about land change throughout the years and the important factors at play when it comes to climate resilience. It keys in on the […]

Connecticut Institute of Water Resources Expands Groundwater Safety Efforts

CLEAR’s own Mike Dietz has done it again! Dietz was featured in UConn Today’s Connecticut Institute of Water Resources Expands Groundwater Safety Efforts to discuss his new funding to increase groundwater testing for rural drinking wells. Over the next two years, Dietz is hoping to increase the availability of the service from 25 homeowners to 1,000 homeowners. […]

Gaining Public Support with Your Stormwater Utility: The City of Dover

October 5th, 2022 Presented by Gretchen Young PE, City of Dover For our fourth webinar of the series, Gretchen Young PE, the Environmental Projects Manager for the City of Dover, New Hampshire, will discuss the city’s current standing in their process of implementing the state’s first stormwater utility. After an initial unsuccessful attempt at establishing a […]

Stormwater Utility Trends Across the US

June 15th, 2022 Presented by Dr. Warren Campbell, Western Kentucky University Dr. Warren Campbell from Western Kentucky University has been collecting and analyzing information on stormwater utilities in the US for 15 years. He has been described as a human encyclopedia of stormwater utilities. In this webinar, he will dive into how widespread stormwater utilities are […]

UConn Team Wins Second Place in EPA’s 2021 Campus RainWorks Challenge

A group of UConn students, faculty, and staff have won second place in EPA’s 2021 Campus RainWorks Challenge! The team presented a new look for the Avery Point Campus, redesigned with native plants and green stormwater infrastructure in order to better mitigate and reduce the impacts of stormwater pollution. This proposed disconnections of impervious cove, […]

A Stormwater Utility: Learning from the South Burlington Experience

May 4, 2022 Presented By Dave Wheeler, Stormwater Superintendent, South Burlington, VT  For the second webinar of our Stormwater Utility Series, the Stormwater Superintendent of South Burlington, VT, Dave Wheeler, will discuss the process of establishing the first stormwater utility in the state. This webinar will provide further detail on various aspects of setting up […]

Stormwater Utility Webinar Series: South Burlington

Introducing out next stormwater utility webinar, Starting A Stormwater Utility: Learning from the South Burlington Experience!   In this webinar, the Stormwater Superintendent of South Burlington, VT, Dave Wheeler, will discuss the process of establishing the first stormwater utility in the state. This webinar will provide further detail on various aspects of setting up and […]

You Might Want to Consider a Stormwater Utility

April 5th, 2020 Presented By Dave Dickson and Mary Looney, UConn CLEAR In the 2021 legislative session, the Connecticut General Assembly passed a law authorizing all CT towns to set up a stormwater utility/fee. Stormwater utilities are often touted as an equitable way to help pay for increasing municipal stormwater management costs while also helping […]

UConn TAB: Brownfields Municipal Assistance Program

December 8, 2021 Presented By Nefeli Bompoti & Marisa Chysochoou, TAB program, UConn Civil & Environmental Engineering The webinar will provide an overview of the UConn TAB’s Technical Assistance program for activities supported in Spring 2022. UConn TAB is offering to provide assistance to New England municipalities at no cost for the Spring semester of […]