The Best Urban BMP in the Bay Award contest (BUBBA) recognizes the best urban BMPs that have been installed in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Many other organizations have offered LID design competitions to promote the implementation and adoption of LID practices in areas where they have not previously been employed. Here, in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, LID practices are more commonly employed as a result of stringent stormwater management regulations and the recently implemented Bay TMDL. One of the things we have seen here at CSN is that local implementers tend to lead the way in trying new and innovative approaches to dealing with difficult stormwater problems. For example, a retrofit constructed in an ultra-urban environment faces many more challenges than one in a suburban environment and there are many localities that have come up with effective ways for facing those challenges. The goal of the BUBBAs is to:
- Recognize innovators in the field who are using new and innovative techniques for facing the challenges of stormwater management;
- Provide an avenue for disseminating these techniques to other communities who could benefit from the lessons learned and innovative approaches;
- Engage CSN’s 9,500 member network of stormwater professionals throughout the Bay watershed to choose our grand prize winner and promote interactivity among members
To get a better idea of the contest and to learn about past winners, check out the brochures from previous years or feel free to read the description document which explains the rules and requirements for the contest.
We’d like to extend our deepest gratitude to all of the sponsors of the 2017 BUBBAs.
This year’s contest would not have been a possibility without you!