Prairie Hill Co-Housing Development Receives Honorable Mention Stormwater Award

Prairie Hill is being recognized for their foresight and implementation of green infrastructure in a new development that includes clustering of homes, designated green space, a bioretention cell, soil quality restoration, native turf and rain barrels. They are commended for their commitment to improving local water quality. Read the full...

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City of Readlyn Receives Stormwater and Urban Watershed Jurisdiction of the Year Award

The City is being recognized for their achievement in installing a constructed wetland used to treat 50% of the stormwater runoff generated in the community and their commitment to improving local water quality.  The wetland provides community members and school groups with recreational and educational opportunities. Read the full press...

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City of Coralville Wins Award for Stormwater and Urban Watershed Development

The City is being recognized for the leadership and implementation of the Coral Ridge Avenue Green Infrastructure Reconstruction Project. In partnership with the City of North Liberty, the project included the installation of 29 bio-retention cells along Coral Ridge Avenue from Oakdale Boulevard to Forevergreen Road. These bio-retention cells clean...

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Coe College Receives Stormwater and Urban Watershed Partner of the Year Award

The award recognizes Coe College’s campus wide implementation of green stormwater infrastructure practices and integration of stormwater and watershed management and water monitoring into their curriculum. Some of the practices include green roofs, rain gardens, and permeable pavement. Coe College is commended for their commitment, in partnership with the City...

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Grab your virtual seat to #IStorm2020

IStorm 2020 Virtual Conference and Exhibition is a new, comprehensive event for all aspects of the stormwater industry. Attendees can expect presentations on MS4 implementation, floodplain management, erosion and sediment control, and stormwater design and planning. Check out the agenda here. The conference merges ISWEP’s green infrastructure conferences and annual stormwater...

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Call for Abstracts for IStorm 2020 Stormwater Conference and Exhibition

IStorm 2020 Annual Conference and Exhibition is a new, comprehensive event for all aspects of the stormwater industry. The conferencemerges ISWEP’s green infrastructure conferences and annual stormwater summit into one experience applicable to muncipal employees,elected officials, engineers, landscape architects, floodplain managers, watershed and conservation leaders, sediment and erosion controlprofessionals, and...

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Learn On-Demand with ISWEP’s New eTraining Courses

The Iowa Stormwater Education Partnership now offers on-demand eTraining courses in an effort to make certification and recertification more accessible to stormwater professionals. Professionals can learn at their own pace and at their own convenience. eTraining courses are taught by industry experts and include interactive exercises, informative videos, learning checks,...

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WEF Requests Stormwater Survey from Iowa MS4 Cities

The Water Environment Federation Stormwater Institute (SWI) needs your help to identify the information and resources municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) permittees need to run an effective and efficient MS4 stormwater program. This bi-annual survey seeks to understand and quantify the challenges the regulated municipal stormwater community faces, so...

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All Live Scheduled Training Events To Be Conducted Online in Response to COVID-19

As a community health precaution, the ISWEP Board of Directors has decided during this period of uncertainty involving the coronavirus, COVID-19, that all spring training events from March-May will be offered as online webinars via GOTOWebinar or postponed until further notice. We want to continue to offer our training events to...

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ISWEP to Merge Certified Inspector and Installer Training Programs

The Iowa Certified Construction Site Pollution Prevention Inspector (ICCSPPI) training program will be merged with the Iowa Certified Installer of Construction Site Pollution Prevention Practices (ICICSP3) training program. Beginning in 2020, the two programs will become the Iowa Certified Construction Site Pollution Prevention Inspector and Installer (ICCSPPI) training program. The...

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ISWEP encourages cities to participate in stormwater utility survey

The Iowa Stormwater Education Partnership (ISWEP) is currently conducting their biennial stormwater utility and management survey. The survey was released in August and is set to close by the end of 2019. The goal of the survey is to obtain specific information regarding stormwater utility rates and structures for cities...

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Sharpen your stormwater skills this fall

Training is available for SWPPP designers, erosion and sediment control installers, construction site pollution prevention inspectors, and much more. Our handy events guide has all the opportunities in one location and works well for printing and posting in the office!

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ISWEP coordinator published in Cityscape magazine

Congratulations to Patti Cale-Finnegan, ISWEP Coordinator, for the recent publication of “Paying for storm water”. The article was published in the Iowa League of Cities “Cityscape” magazine June 2019 edition. Cities and consultants interested in learning more about stormwater utlities in Iowa and nationwide should attend ISWEP’s “What’s Next For...

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2019 Iowa Water Conference photo contest winners announced

1st Place: “Sunrise Spread” by Ross Evelsizer. Taken at Cardinal Marsh in Winneshiek County.   2nd Place: “Driftless Riffles” by Hunter Slifka. Taken at Silver Creek in Howard County.   3rd Place: “For Whom Does the River Flow” by Emily Martin. Taken in Little Cedar in Mitchell County.

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Josh Balk named stormwater Partner of the Year

The Iowa Stormwater Education Partnership is pleased to announce that Josh Balk with Blackhawk Soil and Water Conservation District recently received a Stormwater and Urban Watershed Partner of the Year Award at the 2019 Iowa Water Conference in Ames.  The award recognizes Josh for his leadership role as project coordinator...

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Story County Conservation awarded stormwater Watershed Development of the Year

The Iowa Stormwater Education Partnership is pleased to announce that Story County Conservation recently received the Stormwater and Urban Watershed Development of the Year Award at the 2019 Iowa Water Conference held in Ames. Mike Cox, Director Story County Conservation, Ted Tedesco and Jim Pease, Story County Conservation Board, Ryan...

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City of Hills receives stormwater award for Jurisdiction of the Year

The Iowa Stormwater Education Partnership is pleased to announce that the City of Hills recently received a Stormwater and Urban Watershed Jurisdiction of the Year Award at the 2019 Iowa Water Conference in Ames.  Cathy Fitzmaurice-Hill, City Administrator along with Matt Klein and Kevin Trom, Shive-Hattery accepted the award on...

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Stormwater Award nominations due today!

Awards Recognizing Outstanding Performance Related to Urban Watershed Protection and Improvement of Water Quality in Iowa Awards are given at the annual Iowa Water Conference, and fall within 3 different categories. Jurisdiction (City, County etc.):  This award is given to a jurisdiction or group that has implemented Green Infrastructure and...

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