A Guide to Flooding in Philadelphia | Philadelphia’s Citywide Flood Risk Management Task Force, 2017
This guide was designed as a tool to support property owners and residents.
Types: Case Study Technical
Tips for Defending Rate Increases | RCAP, 2021
Navigating the misperceptions, lack of or false information around rate increase and how to communicate accurate information to your rate base.
Items to Consider When Calculating a Water Tap Fee | RCAP, 2021
A check list of costs to consider when considering to calculate a water tap or stormwater fee. Costs to include such as labor, equipment, etc.
National Video Resource Library | RCAP, 2021
The National Video Resource Library has a variety of resources that are useful to small, rural drinking water and wastewater systems.
Resources Library | RCAP, 2021
The online RCAP Resources Library has a variety of resources that are useful to small, rural drinking water and wastewater systems.
Comparison of Continental Hydrological Models Helps Improve Water Management | Princeton University, 2021
For the US, two enormous models have been developed that capture hydrological processes—from forecasting floods to predicting groundwater levels.
Types: Case Study Technical
National Flood Insurance Community Rating System | FEMA, 2021
(CRS) is a voluntary incentive program that recognizes and encourages community floodplain management practices that exceed minimum NFIP requirements.
EnviroAtlas | US EPA
The EnviroAtlas Interactive Map is a discover and analysis tool. To begin, you can choose to tour, learn, or explore on your own.
Climate Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool (CREAT) Risk Assessment Application for Water Utilities | US EPA, 2021
CREAT allows users to evaluate potential impacts of climate change on their utility and to evaluate adaptation options to address them.
Navigator's Checklist for Managing Local Flood and Stormwater Challenges
The Pillars of Water Equity | US Water Alliance, 2021
This resource is the framework section of US Water Alliance's water equity clearninghouse. Other sections include Search and Explanation of Terms.
National Flood Insurance Program Terminology Index | FEMA
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) terminology index is a list of floodplain management terms, plus regulations, policies, and guidance.
Appendix D: FEMA Glossary | FEMA
A list of flood related technical terms and their definitions.
EPA Glossary of Terms | US EPA
EPA offers a glossary of terms for those in EPA regulations or other official documents.
Enhanced Model Stormwater Ordinance | New Jersey Future, 2021
This resource serves as a new tool to help towns update their stormwater ordinance to increase green infrastructure and reduce flood risk.
Integrated Planning for Municipal Stormwater and Wastewater | US EPA, 2021
This resource provides approaches and additional resources for planning and integration of Municipal Stormwater and Waste Water
Community Resilience Benchmarks | ANCR, 2020
This resource is intended to prompt stormwater decision makers to make sure their community is resilient against flooding.
CREAT Risk Assessment Application for Water Utilities | US EPA, 2020
This resource will help you identify grey infrastructure vulnerabilities within your system.
Solving Water Challenges in Disadvantaged Communities: A Handbook to Understanding the Issues in California and Best Practices for Engagement | Water Education Foundation, 2018
This resource is intended for anyone in, or involved with, communities throughout CA to connect with agencies that can help.
A Multi-Benefit Approach to Water Management | Pacific Institute, 2021
This resource explores how to develop solutions to flood and stormwater challenges through Multiple Benefits.
An Equitable Water Future: A National Briefing Paper | US Water Alliance, 2017
This resource includes two primary sections: Part One: Water Stress and Vulnerable Communities and Part Two: The Pillars of Water Equity.
Atlas 14 Point Precipitation Frequency Estimates: KS | NOAA
This resource serves as a tool to obtain predictive information for your geographic area on precipitation depth and intensity.
Project Accelerator | WaterNow Alliance
This resource provides free assistance via hands-on support to get your water initiative off the ground.
Technical Assistance Organizations | US EPA
This resource provides a list of drinking water organizations in New England who provide technical assistance to public water systems.
Circuit Rider Program | USDA Rural Development
The program offers technical assistance for rural water systems that are experiencing operational, financial or managerial issues.
The Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP)
(RCAP) is a non-profit network of six regional organizations that are working to support and advocate on behalf of rural and tribal communities.
Environmental Finance Centers | US EPA
EPA provides grant funding to these ten university-based environmental outreach programs.
Manage Floodplain Risk | FEMA
This resource provides information on how to meet the National Flood Insurance Program Requirements - the most affordable way to reduce flood risk.
Ask an Expert Portal | WaterNow Alliance
Once an inquiry has been submitted, TiR experts respond within 5 business days either with an answer to the inquiry or to set up a call.
Stormwater Fee Literature Review | Chagrin River Watershed Partners, 2017
This resource provides information on the formation of stormwater utilities and collection of stormwater fees in the United States.
Community Buy-in for Stormwater Funding: An EPA Roundtable Discussion | US EPA, 2020
This resource describes the EPA Roundtable Series Piloted in 2017 and 2018 by the EPA Office of Research and Development.
“Selling” Stormwater Authorities: Tips for Gaining Community Support | New Jersey Water Works, 2014
This resource provides 5 recommendations on how to communicate a stormwater fee to the community.
Community Engagement in the Water Sector | Cooperative Research Center for Water Sensitive Cities, 2016
This resource is an outcome-focused review of different community and stakeholder engagement approaches.
Developing a Methodology for Community Engagement with an Emphasis on Stormwater Management Preferences | University of Florida, 2013
This resource provides a comprehensive analysis of stormwater management methods and approaches, design guidelines, and potential concerns.
Stormwater Utility Toolkit | American Rivers
This resource outlines the common steps that communities can follow when developing a stormwater utility and getting the community on board.
Evaluation of the Role of Public Outreach and Stakeholder Engagement in Stormwater Funding Decisions in New England: Lessons from Communities | US EPA, 2013
This resource is intended for MS4 communities considering various options to fund their stormwater programs.
Enacting, Implementing & Funding Stormwater Programs | NACWA, 2016
This resource is a white paper that provides legal considerations for funding municipal stormwater programs.
National Association of Flood and Stormwater Management Agencies | NAFSMA
This resource includes two relevant committees: Stormwater Management Committee and Flood Management Committee.
Asset Management Programs for Stormwater and Wastewater Systems: Overcoming Barriers to Development and Implementation | US EPA, 2017
The purpose of this paper is to identify the critical steps to be considered during AMP development and highlight real-world barriers to development.
Stormwater Facilities Operation and Maintenance Plan | XYZ Corporation, 2018
This document provides example Inspection and Maintenance Logs and how to respond when responsible individuals change.
Operations and Maintenance Plans by infrastructure Type | The City of Portland Oregon, 2020
This resource describes various stormwater infrastructure types as well as “most popular” and “most recent” deployed in various settings.
Create a Municipal Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Plan | Land Studies, 2020
This resource is for Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) communities and details pollution prevention and best management practices.
National Stormwater Calculator | US EPA, 2017
This tool is a software application intended to help users control runoff and promote the natural movement of water.
The Building Blocks of An Effective Stormwater Management Plan | MOST, 2015
This tool is a free 1.5 hour online course designed to provide skills to develop an effective stormwater management plan and communicating the basics
Subdivision Design and Flood Hazard Areas | APA, 2016
This resource serves to make the case for better flood management and highlights the value of an integrated community approach.
Know your Flood Risk and Take Action | FEMA, 2020
Learn how to Identify what properties are in the flood zone within your municipal boundary. Know your risk, know your role, and take action.
Toolbox for Completing an Alternatives Analysis as Part of an Integrated Planning Approach to Water Quality Compliance Research Investment | WERF, 2019
This tool is free to use, but in order to access it you will need to create a Public Plus account here: https://www.waterrf.org/user/register.
Making the Right Choice for Your Utility: Using Sustainability Criteria for Water Infrastructure Decision Making | US EPA, 2015
The purpose of this report is to provide a process for utilities to compare a range of infrastructure alternatives objectively via 4 planning elements
Green Infrastructure: Build, Learn, Partner | US EPA
This resource provides and expands upon three broad categories regarding green infrastructure: build, learn, and partner.
A Guide to Assessing Green Infrastructure Costs and Benefits for Flood Reduction | NOAA, 2015
This resource provides a 6-step framework to inform planning assessments and prompt conversations regarding green infrastructure.
Evaluating the Effectiveness of Municipal Stormwater Programs | US EPA, 2008
This resource outlines the purpose and evaluates the effectiveness of municipal stormwater programs.
One Water Roadmap | US Water Alliance, 2016
See specific sections: Watershed-scale thinking and action, Arenas for Action and Arenas and Strategies for Action to work on developing goals
Estimating Benefits and Costs of Stormwater Management, Part 1: Methods and Challenges | EFC at Sacramento State, 2019
This resource provides information on methods and approaches to analyze benefits and costs of stormwater management practices.
Urban Stormwater Management in the United States | National Research Defense Council, 2008
This resource aims to understand the connection between stormwater pollutant discharges and water quality to assess current management practices.
Technical References for Flood Risk Analysis and Mapping | US EPA
This resource provides list of 8 technical references essential to the success of a program, yet are not considered to be standards.
The Growing Threat of Urban Flooding: A National Challenge | Texas A&M University, 2018
This resource provides information on the effects of floods across the United States.
Flood Risk Templates and Other Resources | FEMA, 2019
This resource provides a variety of documents used to support the implementation of Flood Risk Projects. This is a "searchable resource."
Flood Factor | First Street Foundation
This resource serves as a tool to help residents identify their home's flood risk.
Where can I find Flood Maps? | USGS
This resource breaks down the purpose of various flood maps developed by FEMA, NOAA, and USGS.
State and Local Climate Change Adaptation Plans | Georgetown University,
To prepare for climate change, states and communities have begun planning processes that typically result in the development of an adaptation plan.
Summary of State Stormwater Standards (Post Construction) | US EPA, 2011
See Table 1 for Post Construction Stormwater Standards by state (pages 1-7).
Methods for Mapping Stormwater Infrastructure | AppGeo, 2018
Stormwater infrastructure mapping is often required for MS4 compliance and can provide useful data and insight to be used for other planning purposes.
Sources and Solutions: Stormwater | US EPA, 2019
In urbanized areas, precipitation is unable to adequately infiltrate into the ground, increasing runoff and overwhelming the sewer system.
Identify Your Community’s Stormwater Situation | New Jersey Future
The first thing to consider when establishing a stormwater utility is to acknowledge what you envision for your community now and in the future.
Guidelines and Standards for Flood Risk Analysis and Mapping Activities Under the Risk MAP Program | FEMA, 2020
The guidelines and standards define the implementation details of the statutory and regulatory requirements for National Flood Insurance Program map.
Impaired Waters and Stormwater | US EPA, 2019
This resource provides guidance in assessing impaired waters potentially contaminated with pollutants from stormwater sources.
Stormwater Sampling Guidance Document | US EPA, NPDES, 1992
This manual provides background for stormwater sampling, fundamentals of sampling, analytical considerations, flexibility in sampling, and safety.
Water Quality Scorecard | US EPA, 2018
See specific section: Table 1 for Water Quality Scorecard Quick Reference Guide (pages 7-9)
Technical Assistance Organizations | Drinking Water in New England | US EPA, 2017
This resource provides external EPA links to Technical Assistance organizations for the New England Region and by state: CT, ME, MA,