Insights by Kari Nichols, PE

Testing mandated: Added water quality constituents of concern
Testing mandated: Added water quality constituents of concern

The environmental impacts from tear gas are still largely unknown.

Read More
Stormwater maintenance: balancing competing demands
Stormwater maintenance: balancing competing demands

While current circumstances certainly bring challenges to our industry, there may be some surprising benefits as well.

Read More
Green Infrastructure can help us overcome water scarcity issues
Green Infrastructure can help us overcome water scarcity issues

As the climate trends to drier and the population grows, water scarcity concern continues to increase. Green infrastructure could provide some solutions.

Read More
Changes to WOTUS—what’s next?
Changes to WOTUS—what’s next?

WOTUS may be up in the air for now, but one thing is certain: the new definition this year will spark plenty of continued discussion and debate.

Read More
Get rid of over-paving for healthier communities
Get rid of over-paving for healthier communities

Unnecessary pavement contributes to stormwater pollution, degrading water quality, and disconnects us from the natural world.

Read More
To improve water quality, focus on the source!
To improve water quality, focus on the source!

Water Environment Federation made a recent announcement that stormwater infrastructure will soon receive a national report card.

Read More
Keeping a pulse on stormwater trends: the future is GSI
Keeping a pulse on stormwater trends: the future is GSI

Green infrastructure practices continue to gain ground, leading to code modifications, new maintenance practices, and community support—along with healthier, livable communities and environs.

Read More
Growing through diversity
Growing through diversity

I look forward to the Women Leading Water symposium to network and share experiences with my fellow women engineers. Each year I leave the day feeling empowered, full of new knowledge, more optimistic about the future, and eager to share.

Read More
Ecology and engineering intersect to make “room for floods”
Ecology and engineering intersect to make “room for floods”

Climate change is producing increasingly unpredictable weather patterns. This growing uncertainty necessitates alternative management strategies.

Read More
Waste not, want not: reclaimed water can help secure a sustainable future
Waste not, want not: reclaimed water can help secure a sustainable future

Water, in all its forms, is valuable, and our collective future depends on careful use of this resource. Large quantities of water supply withdrawals can be saved by wastewater reuse, so reuse of water will necessarily increase with the global population and climate change.

Read More