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  • Bring you the latest news in stormwater. Each month we scour dozens of stormwater news sources looking for the latest key industry news. You can be sure, if its big news, we’ll have it noted in our monthly newsletter.
  • Allow you to keep up on coming industry events. We know its hard to keep up with all the trade shows and conferences within the stormwater industry. You can rely on us to remind you of key upcoming events.
  • Provide you an interesting stormwater case study each month. We believe its important for us to share lessons learned with you. A lesson learned can be many things, from something overlooked during a project to something that performed well beyond all expectations. We present these lessons in the form of cases studies that focus on challenge/solution/results.
  • Provide you LID implementation tips. Convergent prides itself on leading the way on LID/GSI (Green Stormwater Infrastructure) techniques. As we execute new LID/GSI projects, we will share any tips we uncover.
  • Keep you informed on important Convergent happenings.

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We have curated several informative and entertaining news stories from the stormwater industry, as well as a few other items of interest. We appreciate you taking the time to read our ezine and hope that you find this stormwater related information as interesting and informative as we do.

Until next month, please work safe and stay well.

The Convergent Staff

Stormwater News

Hydroseeding Provides Eco-Friendly Solution on Job Sites
Stormwater Magazine
To complete these projects, the MCTC Joint Venture (MCTC-JV), needed to earn a Notice of Termination, which requires revegetation efforts along the newly constructed railways. There were several ways the group could fulfill this requirement: to control erosion, the contractor could install erosion control blankets or use hydraulically applied erosion control products (HECPs); to amend the soil, contractors could truck in compost or use soil amendments. To better understand all options available to them, MCTC-JV met with erosion control and revegetation professionals to develop a solution that would work on the first try.

Nature Can Reduce Costs, Extend Life Of Infrastructure Projects
Water Online
“People tend to think of roads and bridges when we say ‘infrastructure,’ but infrastructure is really anything that represents the foundation we build society on, including our waterways, coastlines and ports,” he said. “Transitioning from concrete and steel to natural elements is not ideal for every project, but we need to begin looking at ways to implement these methods, especially where natural change is dynamic and projects need to be more flexible within the changing environment.”

Key Programs From Landmark $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Act
JD Supra
Last Friday the $1.2 trillion bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (“Infrastructure Act”), which passed the Senate on August 10, 2021, was passed in the House. The $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Act includes $550 billion in new funding for private and public sector initiatives related to energy, transportation, water, manufacturing, technology, and environmental infrastructure. Here are some of the key programs in the Infrastructure Act:

10 Reasons Why You Must Pay Attention to the Water Shortage
Xeros Tech
If you are currently living in a drought stricken area, you have been experiencing firsthand the impact of a water shortage. For the rest of us, we occasionally hear about it in the news but it doesn’t necessarily impact our daily lives. That is about to change. Water shortages are real and with climate changes are going to be more widespread and frequent. Water shortages impact everything in our daily lives—the economy, food, energy, disease, and our overall livelihood. Everything from where you vacation to how you do your laundry will be impacted a water shortage. Here are ten things that you should know about water shortages.

Ocean Pollution – From Land to River to Ocean to Fish to Your Mouth
The Conversation
Ocean pollution is a complex mixture of toxic metals, plastics, manufactured chemicals, petroleum, urban and industrial wastes, pesticides, fertilizers, pharmaceutical chemicals, agricultural runoff, and sewage. More than 80% arises from land-based sources and it reaches the oceans through rivers, runoff, deposition from the atmosphere – where airborne pollutants are washed into the ocean by rain and snow – and direct dumping, such as pollution from waste water treatment plants and discarded waste. Ocean pollution is heaviest near the coasts and most highly concentrated along the coastlines of low-income and middle-income countries.

Myth Busters

Myth: Water is plentiful.
BUSTED: Although 70 percent of the earth is made of water, only 3 percent of the water is drinkable, while 97 percent is saltwater or otherwise undrinkable.

Myth: The average person does not use that much water.
BUSTED: The average American uses 80 to 100 gallons of water per day.

Myth: Dishwashers waste more water than hand washing.
BUSTED: An automatic dishwasher uses 4 to 6 gallons of water, whereas hand washing dishes can use up to 20 gallons of water.

Myth: Taking a bath uses less water than taking a shower.
BUSTED: A full bath tub requires about 70 gallons of water, while taking a five-minute shower uses only 10 to 25 gallons.

State of the Industry

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The market size of the United States Stormwater Management Market was estimated to be 5315 million in 2020 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.79% to reach 8434 million by 2026.

An increase in the number and intensity of landslides due to heavy storms, snow and rainfall is expected to drive the adoption of stormwater management solutions for efficient water management and sustainable infrastructure development.

Moreover, technological advancements, growing investments towards water infrastructure and management systems, and shifting focus of government towards the adoption of advanced water management systems as compared to traditional wastewater and water management systems is expected to fuel the growth of the United States Stormwater Management Market in the coming years.

For this research, the market is segmented into Grassed Swales, Rain Gardens, Pervious Pavement, Green Roofs and others. Grassed Swales segment dominated the market in 2020 and is expected to maintain its market dominance during the forecast period. Grassed swales are vegetated channels designed to treat and attenuate stormwater runoff for a specified water quality volume. As stormwater runoff flows through the channels, it is treated through filtering by the vegetation in the channel, filtering through a subsoil matrix, and/or infiltration into the underlying soils.

The municipal segment was the largest contributing segment by application in 2020 and is expected to maintain its market dominance during the forecast period and this is due to the large number of infrastructure projects pertaining to the collection of runoff water to avoid environmental and water pollution carried out by the municipalities. Municipalities across the country are building grassed swales, bio-retention ponds, and pervious pavement to restore stormwater to avoid water pollution, which is expected to bring vast growth opportunities over the coming years.

Based on region, South region held the largest share in the United States Stormwater Management Market in 2020 and is expected to maintain the market dominance during the forecast period. South region accounts for the dominating share in the country’s stormwater management market, owing to the presence of highly precipitated states including Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Louisiana. Additionally, states like Texas and Oklahoma are susceptible to a large number of natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, hailstorms, etc., which are expected to increase demand for stormwater management in the region.

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In an industry dominated by a 2,000-year-old design model, new ideas are more often stifled than adopted. Convergent was created specifically to change that dynamic. Convergent has decades of experience in developing and delivering problem solving stormwater technologies. Convergent believes that adopting new ideas quickly, and integrating the process of innovation into stormwater regulation, product development and distribution is the only answer to our looming water crisis. The time for accepting the status quo, encouraging regulatory over-prescription, operating on the basis of minimum requirements and stifling innovation is past.