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Stormwater Management in the COG Region

COG is working with local governments and collaborating with state and federal governments from around the region to provide up-to-date information on stormwater management programs in our region.



A Challenge for Our Region

The management of stormwater is emerging as one of the most complex environmental challenges for local governments today. Local governments must adapt to changing federal and state regulations that are imposing new requirements for new growth areas and re-development of existing land. They must do more to reduce the nutrients and sediment that flow in urban runoff into local streams and rivers and, ultimately, the Chesapeake Bay as reflected in new stormwater permit provisions. And they must determine how to pay for increased responsibilities in difficult financial circumstances.

Green Streets Workshop
July 28, 2014

COG held its 2nd Green Streets Workshop entitled Best Practices Around the Region and the Country. Here are the presentations.

COG Board Stormwater Webinar October 14, 2011

flyerCLICK HERE for copies of the presentations and audio recording.

This special webinar was specifically tailored for policy leaders in the National Capital Region. The webinar covered the challenges facing local government stormwater programs and provided local examples of how various governments in the region are meeting  those challenges. 

Contact Karl Berger at kberger@mwcog.org if you should have any questions or comments

The University of Maryland’s Environmental Finance Center is partnering with the Low Impact Development Center to create an open online course over the next five years for communities in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. They are seeking seeking input on identifying training needs and information gaps. Click HERE for additional information.

COG Regional Stormwater Factsheet Revised June 2014

publicationCOG staff have prepared a Regional Stormwater Management factsheet entitled  Protecting Local and Regional Water Quality - Stormwater Management in the Metropolitan Washington Region.  This factsheet provides an overview of the region’s stormwater management programs, noting accomplishments and challenges.

Links to Local Stormwater
Management Programs

Arlington County
Charles County
District of Columbia
Falls Church
Fairfax County
Frederick County
Loudoun County
Manassas Park
Montgomery County
Prince George's County
Prince William County
Takoma Park

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