A new magazine called World Water: Stormwater Management is to be launched this autumn by WEF Publishing UK Ltd, a UK subsidiary of the US based Water Environment Federation (WEF).
From its US launch in Chicago at the WEF Conference on 5-9 October 2013, World Water: Stormwater Management will be an international magazine published quarterly, and focus on innovative, sustainable stormwater management solutions.
Significant investment in stormwater technology and infrastructure solutions is anticipated worldwide by government and industry sectors, while Europe, Australia, China, India, Oceania and the US have all made varying strides in stormwater management.
“Aging urban drainage infrastructure and increasing precipitation are driving government and industry leaders in many countries to expand and upgrade stormwater and flood management systems,” says WEFP chairman Dan McCarthy.
“Those actions are being taken to protect the quality of water resources, protect aquatic life in receiving streams, and address damage to life and property caused by large-scale flooding. World Water: Stormwater Management aims to be a top industry resource that provides the most current information about this emerging global market.”
The publication will focus on sustainable solutions that will help manage runoff and stormwater flows on municipal, industrial, commercial and private lands. Topics will cover technical and policy-based aspects of:
- low-impact development
- green infrastructure
- urban drainage systems
- watershed management
- erosion and sediment control
- water quality monitoring
- treatment equipment and products
- integrated water management
- rainwater harvesting
As part of the launch, nearly 20,000 print and digital copies of the publication will be sent to consultants, engineers, contractors, government officials, planners, and executives engaged in stormwater-related activities around the world. For more information and to subscribe, go to www.wef.org/stormwatermanagement