This article describes a policy recently mandated in National City, CA which requires that environmental justice “elements,” be part of the city’s general plan. Their example is included in the California Environmental Justice Alliance’s SB 1000 Implementation Toolkit, available here.
This article explains how and why cities’ most vulnerable populations face the brunt of climate change and natural disasters and provides recommendations for reversing this inequity.
US Water Alliance released this online database that showcases innovative and promising practices in equitable water management and allows users to search for organizations by focus area, strategies, populations served, location, and more. They also released An Equitable Water Future briefing paper, which is the most comprehensive paper to date on the connections between water management and vulnerable communities living […]
WIFIA Program: The EPA will be hosting multiple information sessions and a webinar series to describe its Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. View the full schedule here. NASA DEVELOP: This partnership program allows communities to use NASA’s observation technology to address their own environmental concerns, including water infrastructure. Read about NASA DEVELOP’s recent work with The Nature […]
Sarah Bloom Watershed Planner; Client/Operations Representative & Technical Expert for San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Capital Green Infrastructure Projects, and much appreciated Exchange Member and Planning Committee Member Sarah Bloom is part of a historic time for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC). The utility has launched a 20-yr Sewer System Improvement Program (SSIP) to upgrade the city’s […]
The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) released a report entitled, “Unlocking Private Capital to Finance Sustainable Infrastructure.” The framework highlights four important areas for attracting private investment in sustainable infrastructure: Suitable investment models Standardized performance measurement Transparent risk management Facilitating effective stakeholder engagement
New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) partnered with the Water Research Foundation (WRF) to create this report. Data from the stormwater programs of 35 diverse communities is compiled to provide an analysis of challenges, lessons learned, initiatives, and regulatory requirements relating to stormwater management.
On August 1st, the Exchange launched our Collaborative Grant Program to provide Exchange members with the resources necessary to share knowledge and work together to improve the speed, cost, or effectiveness of their GSI programs. Proposals are due by 3:00pm ET on Sept. 28th. To be eligible, projects should reflect at least one of the priority topics that were […]
In November 2016, the Exchange launched its Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Field Scan Survey and disseminated it to leaders from GSI programs across North America. The survey is the first of its kind in assessing the drivers, scope, and practices of GSI programs. As of August 2017, GSI implementers from 32 agencies had completed the […]
Exchange user groups have been busy driving forward conversations on priority GSI topic areas. The user groups’ collaboration will result in webinars, new standards, and ongoing conversations on the following topic areas: Informational webinars on: Maintenance Innovations Public Health’s Connection to GSI Modeling & Monitoring Messaging & Branding Developing standardization of: GSI Co-Benefits Ongoing discussions on: […]