24 August 2014
The 2014 StormTV Project recognises videos of innovative stormwater practices, programs and products nationwide. Established by the Water Environment Federation (WEF) the contest is an effort to collect and share innovative stormwater videos and to recognise and highlight the work of stormwater professionals.
Through the 2012, 2013, and 2014 competitions, WEF has collected more than 220 videos highlighting green infrastructure, manufactured treatment devices, stream restoration, public education and more. These have been submitted by nonprofit organisations, government entities, consulting firms and equipment manufacturers worldwide.
Competition winners and highlights:
Save the Rain Program video
Onondaga County’s Save the Rain Program is a comprehensive stormwater management plan intended to reduce pollution to Onondaga Lake and its tributaries. During wet weather events, heavy stormwater flows into local sewers can overload the system. Save the Rain applies green and innovative technologies to mitigate stormwater runoff and prevent combined sewer overflows (CSOs).
Think Blue Maine’s Ducky II Ad video
A brilliant example of how to deliver a clear, concise message that encourages action. Winner of the public education and outreach category, Think Blue Maine’s Ducky II Ad is a public service announcement (PSA) related to lawn care activities. Maine’s municipal separate storm sewer system community has used the video as part of a statewide media campaign that includes television and online advertising.
Stormwater Management pilot project at Brainer Road video
The project was part of the City of Chattanooga’s effort to partner with stakeholders to implement the Rainwater Management Guide, a tool for developers and designers for meeting rainwater runoff standards and encouraging green infrastructure. As part of the partnership, private businesses and landowners agree to create public demonstration projects on their property and in turn receive design services.
Melbourne Water 10,000 Raingardens Program video
Provides a fantastic overview of the Program and benefits of implementing raingardens.
To view all entries visit the StormTV Project playlist via YouTube.