Tag Archives: urban hydrology

Stormwater management is all around you. Can you #SpotTheSCM?

On Thursday of @highlyanne’s week @realscientists, she was putting finishing touches on a research proposal to do new, cool science on stormwater managment. She also wanted to get people to realize that stormwater managment is already happening in their neighborhoods, so #SpotTheSCM was born. Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, hydrology, public science

What is stormwater? And how did we get to where we are today?

For a week in October 2016, I had over 38,000 twitter followers as I took a turn hosting the @realscientists account. Of course, I spent a bunch of my time preaching the gospel of stormwater management. Here are tweets over two days synopsizing its history in 140 character bites. Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, hydrology

Flash flooding in Maryland: freak event? climate change symptom? urban runoff problem? Or all of the above?

On Saturday night, as many people were enjoying an evening out in Maryland, and I was enjoying an evening in in Ohio, a tweet from Johns Hopkins professor and Baltimore resident, Dr.┬áSarah Horst caught my eye: I didn't know it … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, climate science, geohazards, hydrology

Reflecting on Teaching Urban Hydrology

Teaching urban hydrology for the first time went pretty well, but I think I can make it even better for future generations of students. Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, hydrology, teaching

Combined sewer overflows: Solving a 19th century problem in the 21st century

Combined sewers are pipes that catch both sewage and stormwater and route it to a waste water treatment plant. In dry weather, it’s all sewage in the pipes. In small rain storms, the pipes carry sewage mixed with stormwater and … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, hydrology, society