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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The US Water Alliance coordinated an open letter from several national water sector associations to the president-elect advocating to “make water a cornerstone”.
Our colleagues at the Willamette Partnership and the National Network of Water Quality Trading organized a three-day workshop to brainstorm how economic incentives can drive stormwater management. READ MORE ⇢
This article from the Stanford Social Innovation Review explores the uses for, and arguments against, green bonds, which they say have experienced explosive growth and are valued at almost $42 billion worldwide in 2015.
This project by WE&RF assesses various frameworks that could be used to develop a national testing and verification program for stormwater products and practices.
A new Routledge book, Green Infrastructure and Public Health, by Christopher Coutts, attempts to comprehensively convey the relationships between green infrastructure and public health, helping to advance data-driven case making for
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is reviewing options for a national review of urban flooding. The FY2016 Omnibus Appropriations Act directs FEMA to conduct a nationwide review on the prevalence, causes, and costs of urban flooding. In a letter to Senator Durbin and Representative Quigley, Roy Wright, FEMA Deputy Associate Administrator, outlined next steps […]