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.
Accelerating Innovative Stormwater Management Towards a Net Positive Future This article is inspired by Dominique Lueckenhoff’s keynote address at the Green Cities Clean Water Exchange September 2015 convening in Philadelphia. Ms. Lueckenhoff posited that green stormwater infrastructure provides cities with both the medium and programmatic flexibility to reform local economies, remake communities and retrofit infrastructure. […]
Jane Bacchieri Watershed Services Group Manager City of Portland, Bureau of Environmental Services and much appreciated Exchange Programs Committee Member By Tawnee Milko Portland Oregon is a metropolis enmeshed in water. Bordered on the north by the great Columbia River and bisected by the Willamette River, the city provides water-related utilities to more than 600,000 […]
This May, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) became the first issuer of a green bond certified under the Water Climate Bonds Standard. The Climate Bonds Standard lays out criteria for bonds labeled “green” and designated for funding water-related, low carbon initiatives. Proceeds from the $240 million Wastewater Revenue Bond will support sustainable stormwater management and […]
Great news for the field of green infrastructure: Philadelphia’s ambitious green stormwater infrastructure plan, Green City, Clean Waters has exceeded its 5 year compliance target of 744 greened acres by almost a hundred acres, achieving 837 greened acres. Congratulations to the entire Philadelphia team! More on Philadelphia’s achievement here.
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) is currently promoting pending House Bill 4659, which advances a Residential Cost Share Program that seeks reduction of basement backup flooding, and elimination of sewer system infiltration and inflow. The proposed legislation would permit MWRD to help fund work on private property, via cost share programs […]
DC Water and the Water Environment Federation have announced that they are developing a National Green Infrastructure Program, which will certify workers who install, inspect and maintain green infrastructure. It is expected that the program will be refined over next two years.
The Metropolitan St Louis Sewer District is piloting a green infrastructure program on vacant lands as part of its Combined Sewer Overflow Long Term Control Plan (CSO LTCP). MSD’s program includes several important approaches which will be illuminating to other cities with large supplies of vacant lands. The partnership pilot with a local economic development […]