Texas VAR Awarded Washington, D.C. Green Street Project

Posted on Wed, Jun 18, 2014

We are excited to announce that Construction EcoServices, our Texas VAR, along with Design Workshop and others, have won this important Washington, D.C. Green Streets Project.
Read more about the project.

Tags: Low Impact Development, Green Infrastructure, Water Quality, Stormwater Management, Environmental, Green Streets

Convergent President, Robert Adair to speak at EPA Water Technology Cluster Leaders Meeting

Posted on Tue, Mar 25, 2014

Convergent President, Robert Adair, will be participating on a panel discussion at the EPA Water Technology Cluster Leaders Meeting on Tuesday, March 25, 2014.

Experiences of Businesses in the Testing, Approval and Permitting Process
Moderator: Stephen McKnight; Vice President of Community and Market Assessments, Fourth Economy Consulting; Network Manager, Water Economy Network 

U.S. EPA Drinking Water Methods Alternate Test Procedures (ATP)
Peter Gallant, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, ENDETEC/Veolia 

Innovative Septic System Technology Testing and State Permitting 
Jim Bell, Executive Vice President, Bio‐Microbics, Inc. 

WaterSense Labeled Irrigation Technology Testing 
Brent Mecham, Industry Development Director, Irrigation Association 

Stormwater Technology Testing and State/Local Permitting 
Robert Adair, President, Convergent Water Technologies 

Biosolids Class A/B Designation through EPA Pathogen Equivalency Committee Process
Fred Mussari, Vice President of Research and Development, BCR Environmental

Full Agenda

Tags: Low Impact Development, Green Infrastructure, Water Quality, Stormwater Management, Environmental

Convergent President, Robert Adair, to speak at Memphis-Shelby County LID Workshop

Posted on Wed, Mar 05, 2014

Convergent President, Robert Adair will be a guest speaker at the Memphis-Shelby County LID workshop

KEYNOTE: A LID Design Competition: The Houston Experience 

During the LID Workshop you will learn about Low Impact Development technologies as well as the new EPA regulations for treating stormwater and also how trees can be used as an affordable solution.  This will be very informative to civil engineers, developers, landscape architects, planners, architects, municipal stormwater engineers, and others.

LID Workshop

Tags: Biofiltration Media, Low Impact Development, Green Infrastructure, Water Quality, Stormwater Management, Environmental, Bioretention Design

Convergent President, Robert Adair to speak at IECA 2014 Environmental Connection

Posted on Tue, Feb 25, 2014

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Convergent President, Robert Adair, will be participating in two technical sessions at IECA 2014 Environmental Connection.

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.
Expert Forum: Barriers to Implementation of LID: Issues and Solutions
While Low Impact Development is gaining acceptance in many areas, there is still a lot of resistance to it? What are the issues which cause this resistance? Are they technical or policy based? How can policy issues be resolved to implement LID? How do you address technical issues, like tight soils, high groundwater, excessively well drained soils? This panel brings national LID experts together to answer these and other questions.

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.
Issues of Innovation in Stormwater and Low Impact Design 
Stormwater issues are on the rise across the country, yet many solutions proposed today are not inherently different than those used in the past. Rather than fighting tomorrow's battle with yesterday's technology, it is time for innovation to be injected into the sector through new technical and public outreach approaches, technologies, financing and programmatic paradigms. This half-day session sponsored by the Water Environment Federation's Stormwater Program will present non-standard ways to promote non-standard stormwater practices and approaches, such as Low Impact Development and Green Infrastructure, through a variety of avenues including grass roots engagement, alternative funding/financing frameworks, and on-the-ground techniques and emerging technologies that may help to change the landscape in stormwater in the future. This session will challenge the standard way we manage stormwater runoff on a variety of fronts

For more information visit IECA Environmental Connection Technical Session Details

Tags: Low Impact Development, Green Infrastructure, Water Quality, Stormwater Management, Environmental, Bioretention Design, Biofiltration Systems

Financing Urban Retrofits via a Public-Private Partnership

Posted on Wed, Aug 21, 2013

105705811This is the future of stormwater retrofit in highly developed urbanized areas across the US. To that end, the EPA is beginning a public campaign to present the Prince George's County Public-Private Partnership as the model for how to drive rapid change and innovation in the stormwater management paradigm for urbanized area quickly, in a win-win-win process. 

Read more here about Prince George's County P3

Tags: Low Impact Development, Green Infrastructure, Water Quality, Stormwater Management, Environmental

Low Impact Development Design Competition

Posted on Thu, Mar 07, 2013

The San Antonio Land/Water Sustainability Forum has extended the registration deadline for the Low Impact Development Design Competition. Signed up already are 13 teams representing over 25 professional engineering, landscape architecture, and achitecture firms. Registration closes March 19th, don't miss your chance to compete!

For more information about the LID Design Competition visit www.lwsforum.org 

San Antonio LWSF LID Design Competition

Tags: Biofiltration Media, Low Impact Development, Green Infrastructure, Water Quality, Stormwater Management, Environmental, Bioretention Design, Biofiltration Systems