Check out our recent STORMS presentation and read our case study in EPA Region 9's Stormwater Reasonable Assurance Modeling Guide
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Stormwater management can be a murky, complex process. From collecting data, to reporting progress, to meeting state and federal regulations—all while working within a constrained budget—stormwater managers are challenged every step of the way. 2NFORM is radically changing that. Our stormwater suite provides a science-based, holistic approach to tracking and planning. It lets users visually monitor progress that is area-specific, load-specific, and time-specific, and then create compliant annual reports for sharing with regulators, funders, and other stakeholders. Results are objective, easy to replicate—and clearly defensible.
When used in tandem, the stormwater suite allows:
Surface and groundwater resources are interconnected—and how we choose to manage them directly impacts water quantity and quality, ecosystem habitats, and human water use. 2NFORM’s proven monitoring and modeling concepts take a holistic approach that is highly effective, as they rely on the best-available understanding of the cause-and-effect links between land management and watershed health.
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BMP RAM is a field-observation tool that allows resource managers to inventory, assess, and track structural BMPs and their effectiveness to treat urban runoff. Observations are recorded in a standardized and easily repeatable way with any tablet or smartphone. When used with SW TELR, program managers can prioritize specific areas where structural BMPs would provide the greatest benefit. To learn more, download our technical document, watch our informational video, or visit bmpram.com.
Parcel RAM is an objective assessment tool that accounts for green infrastructure and LID efforts on urban parcels. These parcels are visually inspected to determine if improvements have made them runoff neutral. The comprehensive map format of Parcel RAM can be used to educate residents and land owners on the value of parcel retrofits that retain rainfall on-site. To learn more, download our technical document, watch our informational video, or visit parcelram.com.
Paved roads are a significant yet controllable source of urban pollutants in stormwater. With an eye toward water quality benefits, municipal street-sweeping programs can act as cost-effective mobile BMPs. Developed in 2010, Tahoe Road RAM is used to verify whether road maintenance programs are effectively recovering urban pollutants accumulated on paved roads prior to spring and fall rains. Tahoe municipal staff, regulators, and resource conservation teams are all trained to use the RAM, which allows objective assessments of paved road conditions. Technical refinements to Tahoe Road RAM will make Road RAM applicable to all urban roadways. Road RAM is coming soon.
Data collection starts in the field, with our series of web- and mobile-based RAM tools. RAMs allow observations to be recorded on-site, then SW TELR aggregates and processes the data via a desktop platform. Maps and graphics are generated to visually communicate progress and quantify water quality improvements over time. SW TELR can also generate stunning, compliant annual reports. For a deeper dive, download our technical document, watch our SW TELR webinar, or visit swtelr.com.
Rural Road RAM is a rapid field-observation tool used to inventory and assess conditions of paved and unpaved roads and trails. The tool can be used by non-road-design experts (such as landowners), and is built to collect standardized, consistent site observations. Mapped, tabular results inform which roadway improvements should be implemented now to have the biggest impact on keeping sediment loads from impairing local streams. To learn more, download our technical document, or visit ruralroadram.com.
Few streams in our nation have been untouched by human modifications. Be it through reclamation, flood control, encroachment, or human landscape changes that impact drainage, impaired waterways rely on the regulatory process to document and support stream health. We need a science-based tool, for use by non-experts, that provides the spatial and temporal resolution to objectively assess and track the conditions of our millions of miles of streams. Data should inform receiving water improvement priorities, evaluate the effectiveness of watershed and in-stream improvement efforts—and easily communicate progress. Stream RAM is currently under development to meet this need.