WEF Publishing UK Ltd. to Launch New Stormwater Publication

Jul 12, 2013, 12:51 ET from Water Environment Federation

World Water: Stormwater Management will debut this fall at WEFTEC® 2013

LONDON, July 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WEF Publishing UK Ltd. (WEFP), a wholly-owned and for-profit subsidiary of the U.S.-based Water Environment Federation (WEF), is launching a new international quarterly publication this fall in Chicago, Ill., USA. World Water: Stormwater Management will focus on innovative, sustainable stormwater management solutions.

The official launch will take place at the inaugural 2013 Stormwater Congress, which will be held during WEFTEC 2013—WEF's 86th Annual Water Environment Federation Technical and Educational Conference—from October 5-9 at Chicago's McCormick Place. World Water: Stormwater Management is the Official Publication of the Stormwater Congress.

Significant growth in stormwater investment is anticipated worldwide as government and industry sectors are ready to invest billions of U.S. dollars in stormwater technology and infrastructure solutions. Australia, China, India, Oceania, Europe, and the U.S. have all made varying strides in stormwater management; however, the market remains underdeveloped – yet poised for major growth.

"Aging urban drainage infrastructure and increasing precipitation are driving government and industry leaders in many countries to expand and upgrade stormwater and flood management systems," said Dan McCarthy, Chairman of the WEFP Board of Directors. "Those actions are being taken to protect the quality of water resources, protect aquatic life in receiving streams, and address damage to life and property caused by large-scale flooding. World Water: Stormwater Management aims to be a top industry resource that provides the most current information about this emerging global market."

The quarterly publication will focus on sustainable solutions that will help manage runoff and stormwater flows on municipal, industrial, commercial, and private lands. Topics will cover technical and policy-based aspects of: low-impact development, green infrastructure, urban drainage systems, watershed management, erosion and sediment control, water quality monitoring, treatment equipment and products, integrated water management, and rainwater harvesting. 

With an emphasis on practical problem solving, World Water: Stormwater Management will also offer water professionals the opportunity to learn about promising research and development initiatives. As part of the launch, nearly 20,000 print and digital copies of the publication will be sent to consultants, engineers, contractors, government officials, planners, and executives engaged in stormwater-related activities around the world.

World Water: Stormwater Management is the most recent addition to the company's portfolio of high-quality technical publications that provide in-depth editorial coverage of the international water industry: World Water, World Water: Water Reuse & Desalination, and the Chinese Edition of World Water, which is published in Mandarin.

Pamela Wolfe, the Editor-in-Chief of these publications, will also be responsible for all editorial content of World Water: Stormwater Management. Seth P. Brown, WEF's Stormwater Program and Policy Manager will serve in an advisory capacity as the Executive Editor and Kristina Twigg, Assistant Manager of WEF's Water Science & Engineering Center will serve as the Assistant Editor.

About WEF
Founded in 1928, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 36,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world. WEF members, Member Associations and staff proudly work to achieve our mission to provide bold leadership, champion innovation, connect water professionals, and leverage knowledge to support clean and safe water worldwide. To learn more, visit www.wef.org.

SOURCE Water Environment Federation