Month: January 2017

Member Spotlight

Irene Ogata, PLA, ASLA, AzAPA Urban Landscape Manager City of Tucson, Tucson Water (Public Information and Conservation Office), and much appreciated Exchange Programs Committee Member“Water is the number one way we take care of our public landscape,” says Irene Ogata, Tucson Water’s Urban Landscape Manager. Irene is involved in city-wide landscape issues and policies involving public […]

Protecting Water in the New Administration

The following ideas were assembled with input from members of the Green Infrastructure Leadership Exchange (Exchange) Planning Committee and Exchange funders. Background The new political landscape will have implications for the environment, water, and green stormwater infrastructure. Over the next several years, the United States is likely to see a reduced federal role in environmental […]

2017 Annual Convening

The Exchange is excited to announce that its annual convening will take place May 15-17, 2017, in Portland, Oregon. Please save this date in your calendars!  The convening will start with optional GSI site tours and other field trips on the afternoon of May 15. May 16-17 will include full days of programming. More event […]

First Exchange Deep Dive A Success

The 2016 Deep Dive Workshop on GSI funding and financing challenges was a big success! Participants workshopped challenges from four network member cities: Los Angeles, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, and San Francisco, with support and input from Philadelphia, Seattle, Tacoma, and Washington, D.C.  Many thanks to our experts and presenters for generously donating their time, and […]

DC Water Social Impact Bond

The DC Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) issued the nation’s first Environmental Impact Bond (EIB) to fund the initial green infrastructure initiative in its DC Clean Rivers Project. This is a $2.6 billion program to control stormwater runoff and improve the District’s water quality, creating a healthier future for District residents.  This deal offers a […]

William Penn Foundation commits $100 million to Philadelphia neighborhoods through Rebuild

The William Penn Foundation has announced its intent to commit up to $100 million for the Rebuilding Community Infrastructure Initiative in Philadelphia.  The Foundation’s grant marks the initiative’s largest private investment to date and the largest single grant in Foundation history. This initiative will leverage investments from the Philadelphia Water Department in green stormwater infrastructure.

WE&RF Opportunities

WE&RF (Water Environment and Reuse Foundation) has several opportunities for cities/utilities implementing Green Stormwater Infrastructure: Lifecycle Cost Study WE&RF is seeking volunteers who can help provide access to data for a study on GSI life cycle costs at the city/municipality level.  Any city/utility implementing GSI can participate.  Please see more information here! Green Infrastructure Innovation Focus Group […]