Coping with Change: Strategies for GIS-based MS4 Permit Management
Track: Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater
Authors: Erin Gentle, Pam Cowher
The EPA issued new water quality regulations to preserve the Chesapeake Bay’s ecological and economic integrity. The City of Norfolk wanted to comply, but needed an adequate management and reporting method for the vast amount of data required by the MS4 permit. A GIS application and database were designed specifically for this purpose utilizing ArcGIS for Server, ArcGIS for Desktop, and the ArcObjects .NET SDK to perform geoprocessing, map production, data input, and reporting.