Over 100 individuals from Baltimore, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, and Washington DC have now completed the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program, which trains and certifies them for work in GSI construction, inspection, and maintenance.
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission’s Urban Watershed Management Program has updated and added to its library of materials which aids developers in complying with the city’s Stormwater Management Ordinance.
A former convict now works as a Green Infrastructure Maintenance Technician for AKRF due to his participation in the PowerCorps Program through the Philadelphia Water Department.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s has announced a four-part sustainability “pLAn” which lists targets in the areas of local water & solar, energy-efficient buildings, carbon & climate leadership, and waste & landfills. This article goes into detail about the pLAn and its projected outcomes.
Aug. 27-31: Surface Water Quality Conference and Exposition in Bellevue, WA StormCon is holding its 16th annual conference to explore GSI solutions and a healthy bottom line. Register and view the event program here. Oct. 3-4: Growing Sustainable Communities in Dubuque, Iowa The Midwest’s largest sustainability conference will feature more than 30 workshops on a wide variety of sustainability […]
This two-part webinar series supports watershed organizations working towards equitable solutions. The first webinar addresses “The What, Why, and How of Relevancy, Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity” while the second focuses on “Grappling with Unconscious Bias for More Inclusive Water Protection & Restoration.”
The National Assoc. of Clean Water Agencies released a report entitled, “Opportunities for Municipal Clean Water Utilities to Advance Environmental Justice & Community Service.” The report features case studies and key findings from DC Water, Camden County, the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation, and more.
This article features a new report published by the University of North Carolina’s Environmental Finance Center and explains how utilities in nearly every state are met with obtrusive state laws when trying to make water service more affordable for their low income customers.
The mayor of Boston recently revealed a new city-wide resilience strategy, which will put environmental justice at the forefront of the city’s electoral conversation. To learn more about the new plan, entitled “Resilient Boston: An Equitable and Connected City,” click here.
Andy Szatko, Environmental Quality Control Technician for Omaha’s Stormwater Program, and much appreciated Exchange Member As an Environmental Quality Control Technician and MS4 Manager, Andy Szatko oversees all program elements in the City of Omaha’s Stormwater Program. He is also active in educating the Omaha community about green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) and often gives presentations at schools, […]