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Business Rockstars: StormSensor Co-Founder Erin Rothman - Being Bullied & Rising Above

Business Rockstars: StormSensor Co-Founder Erin Rothman - Being Bullied & Rising Above

StormSensor CEO Erin Rothman opens up about being bullied in middle school, hating herself and life in general, and the realization that changed her life. See the full two minute video at Business Rockstars. Read more

Stormwater Quality in Urban Environments (shockingly) Gets Worse the More Urban It Gets

Stormwater Quality in Urban Environments (shockingly) Gets Worse the More Urban It Gets

One of the most comprehensive urban vs. non-urban stormwater studies was conducted by the U.S. EPA's National Urban Runoff Program (NURP) between 1978 and 1983, covered 2,300 storm events, and compared stormwater pollutant loading according to the type of urban land use. Understanding what pollutants come from which environments allows scientists and engineers to implement BMPs specifically designed to address stormwater quality for a given area. And for everyone else - it helps individuals make decisions regarding their own runoff and how they can do their part to make a difference. Read more

Pollutants in Urban vs. Non-Urban Stormwater Runoff

Pollutants in Urban vs. Non-Urban Stormwater Runoff

One of the most comprehensive urban vs. non-urban stormwater study was conducted by the U.S. EPA's National Urban Runoff Program (NURP) between 1978 and 1983, covered 2,300 storm events, and compared stormwater quality between three types of urban land uses (residential, mixed-use, and commercial) and non-urban land use. Read more

How Your Stormwater Systems Actually Work

How Your Stormwater Systems Actually Work

Most people glance down at a catch basin, maybe notice the “do not dump, drains to river” stickers. But have you ever wondered what really happens to our stormwater? More than 10 trillion gallons of this stuff flows across our properties and under our streets every year. It carries pollution, debris, sediment, and bacteria to our fresh water systems. Turns out it’s worth thinking about! Read more

From Droughts to Floods?

From Droughts to Floods?

Impervious surfaces - such as roofs, roads, and parking lots - generate between 5 and 16 times the stormwater runoff of that generated in natural/unpaved areas. Read more

StormSensor & Design Swarm for Digital Inclusion

StormSensor & Design Swarm for Digital Inclusion

On Saturday, February 4, StormSensor CEO Erin Rothman joined a group of about 60 of Seattle's most brilliant minds at the Design Swarms Workshop for Digital Inclusion to identify and design a solution to address a problem that many of us don't even know exists and yet has significant repercussions on individuals and communities the world over: getting access to digital technology for those less privileged. Yet these people have the most to gain from access to technology. To that end, Galvanize Seattle hosted a design swarm workshop, facilitating a hackathon-like innovation process in which agile teams of 8 to 10 people each develop a minimum viable experience. Our team won first place, as voted by representatives of the City of Seattle and several local homeless/immigrant support centers, for designing what we called data.me, which aggregates unused data from mobile plans into an app and allows access to that data for those who need it. Simple, (almost) free, and widely accessible. Read more

StormSensor Accepted into Reality Leadership Corps

StormSensor Accepted into the Climate Reality Leadership Corps

Erin Rothman, CEO of StormSensor, will be one of our next leaders in climate science! She was recently accepted into the 2017 cohort of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps, headed by former vice president Al Gore. Read more

Why Are We Wasting Our Water

Why Are We Wasting Our Water

According to the latest National Water Quality Inventory (EPA 2004), 30% of assessed estuaries (7,641 sq. mi.), 44% of assessed rivers (246,002 mi.), and 64% of assessed lakes (10,451,402 acres) are impaired relative to: (1) designated uses (fishing, swimming, or drinking), (2) chemical/biological criteria to protect those designated uses, and (3) antidegradation policies to protect those water bodies that currently meet the criteria from degrading to impaired. Read more

StormSensor Selected as a Finalist for the 2017 Sustainable Seattle Awards

StormSensor Selected as a Finalist for the 2017 Sustainable Seattle Awards

StormSensor is honored to be selected as a finalist for this year's Sustainability Leadership Awards in the category of Technology: Innovative Creation or Implementation to Advance Sustainability. Read more

StormSensor CEO Presents at Seattle's Found-HERS event

StormSensor CEO Presents at Seattle's Found-HERS event

On November 4, 2016, StormSensor was honored to be a part of this great event focused on female startup founders in the Pacific Northwest. Developed to emphasize the value of women in startups, "[the] goal is to showcase those Investors, Founders, and Supporters in the community that are helping women owned businesses, are investing in female founders, and are starting companies themselves." Click here to see Erin and five other female founders rock out the startup world! Read more

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