Author Archives: Paula Conolly

New Resources on GSI Modeling and Monitoring Available for Practitioners!

Led by the City of San Francisco and Lotus Water, the Exchange has completed two important guides for green infrastructure practitioners. A recording of a recent webinar about the guides is available here, and the powerpoint slides are located here. Evaluation and Recommendations for Green Infrastructure Modeling Standards (June 2018) recommends default GSI parameters for […]

The Exchange funds a New National Guide on How Cities Can Use Green Infrastructure to Improve Public Health

The new guide is a great resource for water utilities and water departments seeking to expand the public health benefits of their green infrastructure projects and to better connect with the public health sector in their communities. After all, everyone in the water sector is a provider of public health! Produced by Willamette Partnership and Oregon Public Health […]

The Exchange is Hiring a Network Specialist!

Position Type: Full-time Position Description: The Green Infrastructure Leadership Exchange (‘the Exchange’) is a high functioning, highly connected peer-to-peer learning network where communities can share experiences, circulate ideas, and solve problems together toward finding faster, cheaper, and more sustainable water infrastructure solutions. The Network Specialist supports the Network Director with a range of tasks to […]

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 […]