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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
This year’s conference, focused on quantifying green infrastructure, will be held May 8-10 in Toronto. Register by April 8 to receive the discounted, early-bird price. Learn more and register here!
Visit the Chesapeake Conservancy’s website to learn more about their Land Cover Data Project. Their newly developed high-resolution land cover technology allows for extremely specific and all-encompassing remote sensing, lending groups the capability for precision conservation.
This article clarifies the distinguishing features of “green bonds” and provides examples of how these bonds are being utilized across the world and in the United States specifically.
Arizona State University has created a list of resources related to green infrastructure- from an EPA technical assistance guide to a guidance manual for homeowners trying to manage stormwater. Access their page here.
View the call for abstracts for this conference focusing on advances in operation & maintenance approaches, municipal program management & implementation, and life cycle cost analysis being held November 6-9 in Denver. The deadline for submitting abstracts is April 6.
This article describes the pushback over increased water bills from churches in Detroit as the city’s Water Dept. and mayor’s office seek to implement an equitable water billing system for ratepayers.