This Week in EPA Science

By Kacey Fitzpatrick

Roses are red,
EPA Science is cool.
We highlight some here,
Like the new SWMM-CAT tool.

Here are this week’s highlights!

  • Moving Away From “High Risk”

    Valentine, you’re all I want to focus on.

    Valentine, you’re all I want to focus on.

    This week the Government Accountability Office released their biennial High Risk Report, which included EPA’s Integrated Risk Information System Program. EPA’s Lou D’Amico, Ph.D. and Samantha Jones, Ph.D. discussed the program’s progress on the blog.

    Read the blog post here.

  • On a Mission: Finding Life Cycle Environmental Solutions
    EPA’s Small Business Innovation Research program is a small program with the big mission: to protect human health and the environment. Through the years, the program has supported advances in green technologies such as state-of-the-art monitoring devices and pollution clean-up systems and processes.Read more about these advances in this blog.
  • Storm Water Management Model Gets Climate Update
    EPA’s Stormwater Management Model is a publically-available rainfall-runoff simulation model that provides a suite of information about urban water patterns. A new addition to the tool, the Storm Water Management Model Climate Adjustment Tool (SWMM-CAT) is a simple to use software utility that allows future climate change projections to be incorporated into SWMM.Read more about the update in this blog.

If you have any comments or questions about what I shared or about the week’s events, please submit them below in the comments section!

About the Author: Kacey Fitzpatrick is a student contractor and writer working with the science communication team in EPA’s Office of Research and Development.

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