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StormTV Project 2014

Scroll through the list of videos to see innovative stormwater projects, programs and products from across the US and world. These videos were submitted by a variety of organizations, companies and more via the StormTV Project Call for Media. NOTE: WEF does not endorse the content in the listed videos.The locations listed below are generated from Foursquare, so the contact information provided is not necessarily related to the video owner.

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The State Water Resources Control Board Training Academy and On the Water Front Creative created a series of instructional videos on what people can do to change how storm water leaves their landscapes and how they can be stewards of their watersheds. This video provides an introduction to swales and rain gardens.

The State Water Resources Control Board Training Academy and On the Water Front Creative created a series of instructional videos on what people can do to change how storm water leaves their landscapes and how they can be stewards of their watersheds. This video provides an introduction to permeable pavers.

The State Water Resources Control Board Training Academy and On the Water Front Creative created a series of instructional videos on what people can do to change how storm water leaves their landscapes and how they can be stewards of their watersheds. This video provides an introduction to soils.

The State Water Resources Control Board Training Academy and On the Water Front Creative created a series of instructional videos on what people can do to change how storm water leaves their landscapes and how they can be stewards of their watersheds. This video provides an introduction to lawn practices.

Approximately 40 students from the 2014 Young Middle Magnet Summer Science Camp participated in the Urban Stormwater Management Curricular unit. The 4-week summer camp concluded with incoming 6th and returning 7th grade students, Hillsborough County middle and high school Research Experience for Teacher (RET) participants, and Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) participants working together to design and construct two rain gardens. Submitted by the University of South Florida.

A beautiful Florida-friendly yard requires less water, fertilizer, and pesticide, leaving more time for fun. Learn five easy ways to Floridify your yard at www.befloridian.org. This video was created by Sarasota County.

More than 26 tons of pet waste is dropped every day in Sarasota and Manatee Counties. Dog poop is loaded with harmful bacteria and parasites that can wash into waterways, pollute bays, and make people sick. Learn more at www.scgov.net, keyword search Watershed Champions.

If runoff looked like this, it would be cute. But there's nothing cute about pollution. You can help reduce stormwater pollution. Contact Sarasota County's Neighborhood Environmental Stewardship Team at www.scgov.net, keyword search NEST.

This video from Sarasota County discusses the 2013 Great Scallop Search. For information on the scallop searches visit sarasotabaywatch.org. To learn how you can Be Floridian visit BeFloridan.org.

This video is part of Sarasota County's Be Floridian Campaign. Karen Fraley and host, Amanda Dominguez, speak about the county's Seagrass beds and conservation.

This video is part of Sarasota County's Be Floridian Campaign. Amanda Dominquez as your host interviews Ross Allard to find out how he created a Florida Friendly back yard. Allard now has more time to go paddle boarding. He also organized the people in his community to come together and restore the their pond with natural water plants, which stopped lakeside erosion.

This video is part of Sarasota County's Be Floridian Campaign. Capt. Jonnie Walker talks about the health of Sarasota Bay with Amanda Dominguez.

This video by GreenTreks Network shows how stream-side forest buffers can preserve water quality. Studies by internationally acclaimed Stroud Water Research Center have shown that healthy forests bordering streams not only prevent numerous pollutants from reaching the water, but also multiply the stream's natural ability to cleanse itself of pollutants that do make their way into the water.

This video by GreenTreks Network shows how a township acquired an abandoned landscaping property and took the opportunity to benefit the local community in multiple ways. The result was Koontz Park, a beautiful recreational area that offers lessons in landscaping, native species, and managing runoff from storms. The holistic vision became a reality because many partners contributed to the effort by sharing their expertise, personal passions, and willingness to get dirty and sweat.

This video by GreenTreks Network shows how the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) is using a variety of innovations to protect waterways from polluted rainwater. The department is every bit as focused on meeting community needs as they are on keeping stormwater out of rivers and streams. When residents of the Queen Lane section of the city expressed concern about speeding cars during public meetings, the PWD team designed a stormwater management system to control runoff -- and cars.

In this video by GreenTreks Network, the Philadelphia Water Department restores the health of Tacony Creek by enlisting private, non-profit, and city partners to ensure the effort creates a ripple effect. The result was a rebirth of sorts: instead of an abused, frightening dumping ground, Tacony Creek Park is now a beautiful, peaceful place that is being appreciated and cared for by surrounding neighborhoods. It's a win-win in more ways than one.

The City of Kirkland (Washington) hired two dogs from Environmental Canine Services to put their noses to work improving water quality in Juanita Creek. Canine bacteria source tracking was used to search for human bacteria at storm drains and in water samples.

This video by The City of Chattanooga, Andropogon Associates, Arcadis and the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport shows how the city and local airport joined forces to create a stormwater performance landscape that provides stormwater and flood mitigation through various strategies. Read more at www.andropogon.co....

This video by The City of Chattanooga, Andropogon Associates, Arcadis and the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport shows how the city and local airport joined forces to create a stormwater performance landscape that provides stormwater and flood mitigation through various strategies. Read more at www.andropogon.co....

This video is a production of Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District. This video covers students from Arlington Heights Academy planting a rain garden. The planting was made possible by Agrium's Caring for Our Watersheds

This video is production of Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District. It highlights a cleanup done on the Upper Mill Creek. The cleanup was a partnership of local organizations. For more information on the cleanup contact (513) 772-7645 or visit www.hcswcd.org

This video is production of Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District. The video highlights the use of cover crops in home gardens. The video presents the different steps involved in planting fall cover crop.

This series of public service announcements submitted by Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District advocates for water conservation and water quality. This particular video shows that storm drains are not garbage cans. The videos promote savelocalwater.org, and the goals of the Regional Storm Water Collaborative.

This series of public service announcements submitted by Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District advocates for water conservation and water quality. This particular video is for the Ohio River Ad Campaign. The videos promote savelocalwater.org, and the goals of the Regional Storm Water Collaborative.

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, stormwater flows into the local sewer system, causing heavy flow periods that can overload the system. Save the Rain applies green and innovative technologies to mitigate stormwater runoff and prevent combined sewer overflows.

Onondaga County's Save the Rain program implemented five green infrastructure projects at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse, NY, capturing over six million gallons of stormwater every year. Save the Rain is an comprehensive stormwater management plan to reduce pollution to Onondaga Lake and its tributaries.

The State Water Resources Control Board Training Academy and On the Water Front Creative created a series of instructional videos on what people can do to change how stormwater leaves their landscapes and how they can be stewards of their watersheds. This video, the first in the series, provides a quick introduction to pollution and stormwater with a similar message as the original more detailed Slow the Flow video.

The State Water Resources Control Board Training Academy and On the Water Front Creative created a series of instructional videos on what people can do to change how storm water leaves their landscapes and how they can be stewards of their watersheds. This video provides a quick introduction to the many benefits of getting rid of your lawn and how to do it!

A documentary by the California State Water Resources Control Board that educates viewers on how stormwater is created and the associated problems resulting from our urban landscapes.

This video by Allworld Project Managment, LLC demonstrates how the Memphis City Government is supporting green job training. The City of Memphis is funding multiple projects to assess and rehabilitate the city's stormwater and sewer infrastructure over at least the next 10 years. With projects totaling more than 500 million dollars awarded since 2009, the city of Memphis established a need to supply a workforce. To meet this demand the "Green Team" was formed.

An introduction to stormwater by Clark County, Washington that shows how the health of waterways can be preserved and the risk of flooding reduced.

A video by Clark County, Washington that provides an introduction to types of stormwater facilities and their maintenance.

This is one of four videos by Clark County, Washington discussing stormwater management for businesses. Preventing stormwater from picking up pollution in the first place is the most effective and least costly way to manage stormwater. Perform vehicle and equipment maintenance, manufacturing, and other pollution-generating activities indoors or under a roof. Keep dumpsters and drums closed when not in use. Cover storage and waste accumulation areas with lean-to style covers or a storage shed.

This is one of four videos by Clark County, Washington discussing stormwater management for businesses. Accidents happen, but you can lessen the impact to your business and your water resources by being prepared. That means surrounding your potentially harmful chemicals and wastes with secondary containment barriers. Have spill response supplies easily accessible for any employees working with or near liquid materials, and make sure employees know how to use them.

This is one of four videos by Clark County, Washington discussing stormwater management for businesses. Runoff entering a storm drain doesn't go to a wastewater treatment plant, it ends up in streams, rivers, lakes and the groundwater that supplies the county's faucets. Spills of any kind or size should never be washed into a storm drain. Washwaters containing detergents and pollutants also pose a threat to water resources. Wash and rinse waters should not be sent down a storm drain.

This is one of four videos by Clark County, Washington discussing stormwater management for businesses. Catch basins, oil-water separators and swales need regular maintenance. That means removing sediment and litter, pulling invasive plants like blackberry and ivy, and keeping the grass mowed and healthy. If you have a grate in your parking lot collecting stormwater, or a grassy swale in your landscaping, you have a legal obligation to keep those systems maintained properly.

This video by Clark County, Washington shows how rain gardens and pervious pavements work in downtown Washougal.

This video by Clark County, Washington shows how rain gardens and synthetic turf work in the low impact development of Luke Jensen Sports Park. For more information, visit www.stormwaterpar...

This video by Clark County, Washington shows how rain gardens and pervious concrete work in the low impact development of 99th Street road improvements. For more information, visit www.stormwaterpar...

This video from Clark County, Washington shows how rain garden retrofits have worked in the Mount Vista subdivision. For more information, visit www.stormwaterpar...

This video by Clark County Washington shows how pervious pavers and harvesting rainwater work as low impact development at McCord's Vancouver Toyota. For more information, visit www.stormwaterpar...

WesTech Engineering was selected by Black & Veatch and the City of Springfield, Ohio, to test, help design, and manufacture a WWETCO FlexFilter™ for CSO treatment at the Springfield Wastewater Treatment Plant. The WWETCO FlexFilter uses compressible media to provide an innovative solution for CSO high-rate and high-performance treatment. It can be used not only to treat stormwater and sewer overflows, but also to provide polishing of plant effluent, including nutrient removal for water reuse.

This video shows the CULTEC Contactor and Recharger Stormwater Systems and features an installation at Orange County Choppers HQ. Visit www.cultec.com for more information.

The Ashley Cooper Stormwater Education Consortium, in an effort to meet the goal of increasing awareness that we all live in a watershed, took to the streets with MyTV24's news crew to ask residents of the Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester region, "do you know what a watershed is?" www.ashleycooper.org

The Greenville County Soil & Water Conservation District has created this stormwater PSA with General Yucky Ducky as a mascot. Using a game-show setup, the video educates residents on proper techniques for yard waste disposal. www.yuckyducky.com

This video by Fairfax County Government features The Vienna Family Fishing Rodeo at the recently restored Wolftrap Creek, located in Wildwood Park. In addition to teaching participants how to fish, volunteers provided stream education and fish cleaning demonstrations.

Fairfax County Government invites you to come along with Stormy the Raindrop, as he makes new friends and learns about the importance of keeping trash, fertilizer and other pollutants out of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. www.fairfaxcounty...

In this video by the New York City Soil and Water Conservation Distirct, the district created an above-ground stormwater planter for a site in the Bronx. This creative approach can be used to offer stormwater management and other benefits at sites where infiltration practices are not feasible. www.lhccd.net/...

This is the first in a series of three videos about natural stream restoration by Oklahoma State University. These videos are hosted by Dr. Jason Vogel, P.E., stormwater specialist in the department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering. This video is about healthy streams and what makes them work and what makes them healthy. lid.okstate.edu/...

This is the second in a series of three videos about natural stream restoration by Oklahoma State University. These videos are hosted by Dr. Jason Vogel, P.E., stormwater specialist in the department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering. This video is about things that can make the stream unhealthy, what can degrade the banks and destroy the habitat. lid.okstate.edu/...

This is the third in a series of three videos about natural stream restoration by Oklahoma State University. These videos are hosted by Dr. Jason Vogel, P.E., stormwater specialist in the department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering. This video is about tools and methods that we can utilize to restore the stability of the stream bank while returning the habitat to the stream. lid.okstate.edu/...

In this video from the US EPA, the agency demonstrates its National Stormwater Calculator, a desktop application that estimates the annual amount of rainwater and frequency of runoff from a specific site based on local soil conditions, land cover and historic rainfall records. Users supply information about the site's land cover as well as what types of green infrastructure they would like to use.

There are approximately 800 cities and towns across the country that rely on combined sewer systems, which can put clean water at risk from overflows during rain events. EPA hydrologist Dr. Bill Shuster has been testing and evaluating environmentally friendly stormwater management techniques called green infrastructure to reduce overflows. These techniques can save cities and towns money while protecting human and environmental health. This video was created by the U.S. EPA.

In this video StormTech, a division of Advanced Drainage Systems Inc., presents the company's chamber system. Making the best use of land is critical when planning site development. Equally important is to address stormwater mitigation. With StormTech, both of these priorities go hand-in-hand with a functional, efficient and environmentally safe system that is easy to maintain, thus the system saves valuable land and protects water resources.

This video by The River Project provides an introduction to WATER LA, a residence-based rainwater harvesting and urban acupuncture project launched with support from the California Coastal Conservancy. Residents receive hands-on learning, assistance, and materials to design and complete watershed-friendly home improvements through the project. When the project is complete, residents throughout Los Angeles will have access to city-approved guides and standards for recommended improvements.

Created by Hillsborough River Watershed Alliance, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, and Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council, this video is available to schools, environmental organizations, and government agencies. It shows young adults that clean water is their responsibility too and what young people can do to ensure clean water for their future.

Conventional asphalt is a major cause of urban flooding. Its slick surface doesn't absorb rainwater, causing it to run into nearby homes and businesses. Permeable pavement, on the other hand, allows water to filter down into the ground, keeping it from ending up on neighboring properties. This video was created by the Center for Neighborhood Technology.

Increasingly heavy rains are leading to flooding in towns and cities. Water, sewage, and mold can devastate homes and businesses, and pollute rivers and streams. Urban flooding is a problem that individuals often suffer through alone. In September 2013, the Center for Neighborhood Technology held Gross Gathering events in Chicago's Rogers Park and Chatham neighborhoods to bring flood survivors together to find solutions.

Millions of property owners are affected by flooding in their homes. Hear how the Center for Neighborhood Technology is helping Lori Burns.

The Center for Neighborhood Technology Wetrofit® team visits a rental property owned by Margaret O'Dell to assess the building's flooding problem and offer potential solutions.

In this video by the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore, Inc., the Inner Harbor Water Wheel receives its first major flow of trash on the morning of Friday, May 16th.

An introduction to stormwater pollution and urban runoff presented by the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore, MD. They have a plan to clean up the Baltimore Harbor and make it safe for swimming and fishing by 2020. Check out their website at www.healthyharbor....

In this video, Melbourne Water shares everything you need to know about rain gardens. Be part of the count towards 10,000 Rain gardens across Melbourne. For more information visit: www.melbournewate....

A video from the City of Portland, Oregon, Bureau of Environmental Services about green roof water quality improvements, aesthetic appeal, economics and other benefits. Find more information at www.portlandorego...

What we throw into the trash bin might end up into the sea.Our understanding is growing on this global issue, which has impacts on marine wildlife but also human health and the economy. Watch this video by the European Environment Agency to find out more.

WFSU hosts a kids game that looks at water as a system. We place ourselves within that system, and see how our actions echo through the St. Marks watershed. Watch the video or read more: blog.wfsu.org/...

The City of Rockville is committed to encouraging its citizens to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. As part of its stormwater management initiative, the city produced a four-part video series showing its citizens how to reduce their stormwater runoff and how to choose, install, and maintain a rain barrel. "The Secret Life of Stormwater" is the first in the series and discusses stormwater basics and ways residents can help improve water quality.

In Part 2 of the City of Rockville's RainScape series, "Is a Rain Barrel Right For You?" helps residents determine the best place to install a rain barrel. It also tells them how much it costs, and what important characteristics to look for when purchasing a rain barrel.

Part 3 in the City of Rockville's RainScapes series, "Installing Your Rain Barrel," demonstrates how properly installed rain barrels save money, water, and help a garden grow. This video will show residents the steps to installing both a top-filling and side-filling rain barrel, as well as the importance of diverting the overflow water.

The final video in the City of Rockville's four-part RainScapes series, "Maintaining Your Rain Barrel." Residents can learn how to effectively take care of and use a rain barrel as well as how to handle mosquitoes, get ready for storms, and prepare for winter.

This PSA by Think Blue Maine is used to raise public awareness of polluted runoff related to lawn care activities. The regulated MS4s in Maine use this PSA as part of a statewide media campaign that includes television and online advertising. The PSA was created as a follow-up to an ad by Think Blue San Diego, which features pollution transforming into yellow rubber ducks and flowing into waterways. Survey indicates that the PSA successfully conveyed the desired message. www.thinkbluemain...

This educational video for Maine public works crews about stormwater best management practices (BMPs) explains polluted runoff, its potential effects, and BMPs crews should use to reduce negative impacts on water resources. The video encourages awareness and behavior change by incorporating creativity, humor, and local Maine culture. This video was created by Cumberland County Soil and Water Conservation District and the University of Southern Maine media studies department.

In this TEDx Talk, Halldóra Hreggviðsdóttir talks of the strength that is inherent in the cooperation between residents and specialists in finding solutions to urban organization, and traces the success of such cooperation in the town of Gardabaer, Iceland. There a major challenge, the protection of a lake, was turned into an opportunity and a new method was used, one which promotes nature as well as supporting the quality of life of local residents.

Urriðaholt is a new hillside community in the town of Gardabaer, Iceland. It is a 100-hectare, pioneering development that has already received international awards and recognition for its sustainability and quality-of-life approach. A part of this approach is an extensive sustainable urban drainage system that will preserve the local hydrology in Urridaholt and protect the environmental quality of Lake Urridavatn. See further www.urridaholt.is and www.alta.is

Join the Washington Stormwater Center's Stormwater Superhero as she shows us just where stormwater, and the pollution it carries, ends up. This light-hearted video uses no spoken language to convey the message of "Only Rain Down the Drain," so that even non-English speakers can understand the importance of stormwater management. Video by the Washington Stormwater Center.

This video, created by the City of Tacoma, discusses the Thea Foss Waterway Remediation project, stormwater monitoring, and source controls.

BioSTORM® is a pre-engineered stormwater treatment system designed to remove trash, sediment, oil, and other pollutants from stormwater flows. The unique offline design consists of a patented StormTEE® self-cleaning deflector screen and a modular separation/coalescing unit, housed in precast concrete tanks. Components can be used separately for different applications or together, and various sizes are available depending on local site and environmental considerations. Video by Bio Microbics.

Any substance that goes into your storm drain goes directly into a local stream or creek or river. All storm drains lead directly to streams or waterways. Streams are everywhere, if you live in Boone County, chances are you have one in your own backyard or live within minutes of a local waterway. The rain water from parking lots and surface streets is not treated at the local wastewater treatment plant. Video by the City of Columbia Stormwater Education Program.

Dog poop is a problem the City of Columbia deals with on a daily basis. But is it dangerous? How much do you know? Is pet waste a health hazard? Watch the video to find out. Video by City of Columbia Stormwater Education Program.

This project has reclaimed and restored an environmentally degraded site along an important riparian forest corridor and local creeks by creating wetland habitat, planting native bottomland woods, and removing invasive species. The project was funded through a grant from the 3M corporation. Video by the City of Columbia Stormwater Education Program.

The stormwater infrastructure of Columbia, Missouri is gradually getting older. The Public Works Department is trying to devise a plan for the future to assure that the infrastructure can be properly funded. Video by the City of Columbia Stormwater Education Program.

Thumper Entertainment and the City of Columbia worked with nine local artists to uniquely create awareness among Columbia citizens and visitors about the effects of litter and pollution entering our storm drain system. The artists painted a series of nine storm drains throughout Downtown Columbia Missouri. Video by the City of Columbia Stormwater Education Program.

The City of Columbia Stormwater Education Program's Mike Heimos informs home owners about eco-friendly snow removal. There are various products that aid in snow removal that can harm local streams, plus new tips on how to shovel a driveway.

Raked leaves and collected clippings should not be disposed of into waterways or storm drains by property owners or landscapers. Some leaves will fall naturally into streams, but it's important not to concentrate the accumulation, overload the systems, or create an imbalance. Proper disposal of leaves, by composting or broadcasting into woodlands, is one way to make a difference to waterways and watersheds. A video by the City of Columbia Stormwater Education Program.

A rain barrel collects and stores rainwater from rooftops to use later for watering plants and gardens. Besides helping the environment, rainwater harvesting can also save money. Depending on the size of your house and the amount of rainfall in your area, you can collect a substantial amount of rainwater with a simple system. Harvested rainwater can be used to water your landscape, and can improve the health of your plants. A video by the City of Columbia Stormwater Education Program.

The anatomy of a stream is a complex subject that affects the entire community now and in the future. Learn more from local experts. A video by the City of Columbia Stormwater Education Program.

Join the cycle to keep our water clean, pick up after your pets. A PSA from Clean Water Services.

Learn how you can help keep our water clean from your own yard! A PSA from Clean Water Services.

Join the cycle to keep our water clean, use fewer chemicals in your yard, and leave grass clippings on your lawn. A PSA from Clean Water Services.

What does it take to restore and protect the Chesapeake Bay? Start here, and then discover more at chesapeakebay.net. A video from the Chesapeake Bay Program.

The Chesapeake Bay Program asked people around Washington, DC what they think is being done to protect their local rivers, and what things we should all be doing to help keep our water clean. Produced by Steve Droter. The music is "Old Man Blanchard" by Josh Woodward. A video from the Chesapeake Bay Program.

How important to Kitsap residents are clean water, healthy streams, and protecting Puget Sound? Hear what they say and learn about how Kitsap's program works to reduce flooding, prevent pollution and restore fish habitat. A video from Kitsap County.

The City of Oakland has more than 60 storm drain outfalls that drain over 4,650 acres of watershed into our 140 acre urban lagoon, Lake Merritt, in the heart of the city. For the past 15 years, the Lake Merritt Institute has been removing 1,000 - 5,000 lbs of trash monthly from the Lake (see www.lakemerrittin... for data and details). A video from the Lake Merritt Institute.

An infographic that conveys the key ideas about coal tar sealant pollution. It contains stats and key headlines that have covered this topic in the last few years. For more information, go to coaltarfreeameric....

Along with its partners, Clackamas County Water Environment Services catalyzes meaningful watershed field experiences for youth in Clackamas County Service District No. 1. Through these educational opportunities, the district seeks to meet watershed health goals while supporting teachers in their effort to provide valuable, authentic educational opportunities for students. A video by Water Environment Services.