Source Education for
Low Impact Development
Web Resources and Fact Sheets
The NEMO Program (Nonpoint source Education for Municipal Officials)
is a process for educating professional and volunteer municipal
officials about the impacts of land use on water quality and about
the options available for managing those impacts.
Nonpoint source pollution, or
polluted stormwater runoff, is the major cause of water quality
problems in Alabama's streams, rivers, and bays.
Economic growth can occur in a manner that protects our
valuable natural resources. NEMO offers easy to understand concepts
on nonpoint source pollution, local planning options, and benefits
associated with wise land use planning and natural resource protection.
of stormwater on an undisturbed landscape is around 50%, while
stormwater runoff is around 10%. When a landscape is hardened
by impervious surfaces such as roads, roofs,
and parking lots, approximately 55% of stormwater is lost
to runoff and only around 15% infiltrates.
The NEMO Three Tiered Strategy
Select the title for
documents from the Center for Watershed Protection
and National NEMO Program on these topics
Web Resources & Fact Sheets
Alabama NEMO Training
Learn more about presenting NEMO in your area! Workshops are free
of charge and participants receive resource notebook, NEMO cd, and
tips on how best to work with local officials.
Alabama NEMO Communities
- Alexander City Rain Garden Project
Download an example Alabama
NEMO Powerpoint presentation
NEMO Poster Presentation from the third annual U3 National
Learn more about Low Impact Development (LID)
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NEMO was originally a three-year
project of the University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System,
in cooperation with the Connecticut Sea Grant College Program and
the University's Department of Natural Resources Management and
Engineering. In Alabama, NEMO is coordinated by the Alabama
Department of Environmental Management, Office of Education and
Outreach with cooperation from the Regional
Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham.