Month: March 2017

2017 Annual Convening Registration

Registration is now open for the 2017 Exchange Annual Convening! The convening will take place May 15-17, 2017, in Portland, Oregon. Learn more and register for the convening here. The Exchange will pay for one GSI program manager or lead implementer per municipality, with the option of bringing one additional member at the municipality’s expense. The registration deadline is April 7, […]

Advancing Innovation in GSI through Business Acceleration

The following article is based on the ideas of Philadelphia Water, the William Penn Foundation, and Dreamit Health. Green stormwater infrastructure is in the infancy stage of developing new technologies to support the industry. So how do we spur innovation to support the field? One option is to follow in the footsteps of other industries, […]

Highlights of Members’ Website Participation

Thank you to our members who have already begun utilizing our website for productive collaboration! Follow these links to view examples from Karen Sands, Erin Franks, and Avery Livengood of the type of questions, comments, and information sharing we want to facilitate within the Exchange and to begin connecting with your network of peers.

WIFIA Project Selection Requirements

The Exchange has a new document detailing the project selection process for The Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA). Review the document and follow the links to see if your work is eligible for the opportunity to gain long-term, low-cost, supplemental credit assistance for a future GSI project. Letter of interest submissions are due by April 10, 2017.

PWD Revitalizes Elementary Schoolyard

Philadelphia’s Adaire Elementary School is set to receive a new, environmentally friendly schoolyard thanks to a partnership among the Philadelphia Water Dept, the School District of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and a local volunteer group and nonprofit. The project is a success story in the green infrastructure field for building new GSI approaches and implementing new policies. Read more about the school’s new […]

New Orleans GSI After Katrina 

Read this article to learn about the hard work and successful GSI installations of our New Orleans members. Since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, the city has pushed to implement various GSI projects to protect itself against future threats of extreme weather and climate change.

GSI Certifications Announced

The DC Water and Water Environment Federation (WEF) have kicked off their National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) by inaugurating their first 62 individuals. Designed for candidates capable of excelling in tasks related to green infrastructure, the program will promote a skilled, streamlined, and standardized green workforce. Read the full article here.

Member Spotlight

Jessica Knickerbocker, PE Professional Engineer City of Tacoma, Environmental Services, and much appreciated Exchange Planning Committee Member “I’m involved with every phase of a green infrastructure project from the cradle to the grave,” Tacoma Environmental Services Engineer Jessica Knickerbocker explained, listing project conceptualization, grant writing, and maintenance follow-ups as just a few of her work responsibilities. Jessica works […]