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Template established for how boat harbors could modify copper regulatory targets

SCCWRP and its partners have completed a three-year study that establishes a template for how Southern California boat harbors could pursue scientifically validated modifications to default regulatory targets for dissolved ... More

SCCWRP-hosted stormwater drainage conference soliciting abstracts

A SCCWRP-hosted international conference next year that will focus on improving modeling of urban stormwater drainage systems has begun soliciting abstracts for presentations, workshops and special sessions. The triennial Urban ... More

Phase 2 sampling underway for study examining how to update copper concentration limits for streams

SCCWRP and its partners have begun collecting water quality data from three additional watersheds in the Los Angeles region as part of an ongoing effort to evaluate the feasibility of ... More

Method being developed to quantify water-quality benefits of turf replacements

SCCWRP and its partners have launched a study with the County of San Diego to develop a method for measuring the water-quality benefits associated with replacing residential turf grass with ... More

SCCWRP asked to host upcoming international conference on stormwater modeling

SCCWRP has been asked to organize and host an international conference in early 2022 that will focus on improving modeling of urban stormwater drainage systems. The triennial Urban Drainage Modeling ... More

Prototype L.A. County tool for rating BMP performance undergoing testing, calibration

SCCWRP has begun working with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works to test and calibrate a new, SCCWRP-developed index scoring tool that rates the overall performance of various ... More

Regional monitoring network being built to evaluate BMP performance

The Southern California Stormwater Monitoring Coalition (SMC) has begun building a regional monitoring network for tracking the performance of a wide variety of stormwater BMPs (best management practices) – a ... More

Study to probe quality-assurance issues with Ceriodaphnia toxicity test

SCCWRP has launched a two-year statewide effort to ensure that laboratories conducting a toxicity test commonly used to monitor the water quality of wastewater and stormwater discharges are producing consistently ... More

Statewide effort launched to improve monitoring programs that support adaptive stormwater management

SCCWRP has launched a statewide effort examining how to design monitoring programs that can optimally support stormwater managers’ adaptive management programs, where watershed management plans, including BMPs, are implemented on ... More

Study launched with EPA to improve mechanistic understanding of bioretention planters

Southern California researchers working to optimize the ability of bioretention planters to treat stormwater runoff have launched a two-year project with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research and ... More

Strategy developed for how to quantify stormwater capture statewide

SCCWRP and its partners have developed a six-part strategy that California could use to begin tracking how much stormwater is being captured statewide, part of an ongoing effort to improve ... More

Panel develops recommendations for managing vegetation without glyphosate

An expert advisory panel convened by SCCWRP to explore options for managing vegetation in Los Angeles County without using the herbicide glyphosate has developed a set of recommended alternative strategies. ... More

SMC develops roadmap to improve runoff water quality

The Southern California Stormwater Monitoring Coalition (SMC) has unveiled a comprehensive, multi-faceted research agenda that lays out a vision and roadmap for how the region’s stormwater management community will collaborate ... More

Sites being identified for evaluating effectiveness of stormwater BMPs

The Southern California Stormwater Monitoring Coalition (SMC) has begun identifying about a half-dozen sites that will serve as case studies for examining the effectiveness of stormwater BMPs (best management practices) ... More

SMC’s renews Master Agreement through 2024

The Southern California Stormwater Monitoring Coalition in July renewed its Master Agreement for another five years, continuing the SMC’s research and monitoring agenda through 2024. SMC member agencies include eight ... More

Tool developed to assess BMP performance effectiveness

SCCWRP has developed an integrated web-based tool intended to help California’s stormwater management community assess the effectiveness of vegetated swales, permeable pavement and other best management practices (BMPs) in removing ... More

Study examining how to use flow-capture BMPs to improve San Juan Creek flow patterns

SCCWRP and its partners have launched a study examining how to implement flow-capture BMPs (best management practices) in San Juan Creek in Orange County to restore more natural flow patterns ... More

SMC regional monitoring to include stormwater BMP effectiveness evaluation

The Southern California Stormwater Monitoring Coalition has begun designing the next five-year cycle of its stream monitoring program to include a regional evaluation of the effectiveness of stormwater BMPs (best ... More

SCCWRP participating in EPA study on how green infrastructure influences stream water quality

SCCWRP has been asked to participate in a national study by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research and Development evaluating whether low impact development (LID) solutions for improving ... More

Bioretention soil media being tested to compare effectiveness at treating stormwater

SCCWRP and its partners in October launched a year-long project to test the performance of six types of bioretention soil media designed to remove pathogens, indicator bacteria, nutrients, metals and ... More

SCCWRP hosts transcontinental stormwater management workshop in India

Leading stormwater scientists from across three continents came together at a SCCWRP-facilitated forum in India in March to discuss more effective ways to capture and use rainfall runoff in drought-prone ... More