Water Resource Management
Mobile Apps for Environmental Awareness & Education
There are a number of great mobile apps for the environmentally conscious. Search your smartphone or tablet’s app store using the following keywords: water, stormwater, environment(al), Environmental Working Group, and EPA to find apps that may interest you.
Recently Showcased Videos
After the Storm: Co-Produced by the U.S. EPA and The Weather Channel
The show highlights three case studies—Santa Monica Bay, the Mississippi River Basin/Gulf of Mexico, and New York City—where polluted runoff threatens watersheds highly valued for recreation, commercial fisheries and navigation, and drinking water. Key scientists and water quality experts, and citizens involved in local and national watershed protection efforts provide insight into the problems as well as solutions to today's water quality challenges. After the Storm also explains simple things people can do to protect their local watershed-such as picking up after one's dog, recycling household hazardous wastes, and conserving water. The program is intended for educational and communication purposes in classrooms, conferences, etc.
Low Impact Development Videos
Environmental Protection Agency Low Impact Development Videos Page
RiverSmart Homes: Getting Smart about Runoff in Washington, DC
This 12-minute video from 2010 highlights RiverSmart Homes, a program that was launched in 2006 by the District Department of the Environment as a way to combat the Washington, D.C.'s serious stormwater problems and to actively involve the community in the river's restoration.
Building Green: A Success Story in Philadelphia
In 2010, EPA's Office of Water produced this 11-minute video which highlights innovative efforts by green builders in Philadelphia who are helping protect and restore environmental quality and beautify the city.
Reduce Runoff: Slow It Down, Spread It Out, Soak It In
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Botanic Garden produced this 9-minute on-line video, "Reduce Runoff: Slow It Down, Spread It Out, Soak It In," that highlights green techniques such as rain gardens, green roofs and rain barrels to help manage stormwater runoff.