Congratulations to the grant awardees from the first round of the Exchange’s Collaborative Grant Program! The Exchange awarded $85,000 in total to fund three selected collaborations. Award decisions were made by a selection committee made up of volunteer members from the Exchange Planning Committee and Exchange staff and announced on Oct.17th. The grant program is designed to support collaborations […]
In the wake of recent hurricanes and extreme storms that devastated cities and countries worldwide, it’s important to lean on one of the major tenets in sustainable infrastructure: resilience. By using the recent memories to motivate and incite collective action, cities can move forward by responsibly responding to extreme weather disasters and proactively preparing for […]
Exchange user groups convene on an ongoing basis to address member-identified priority areas within the GSI field. Look for specific dates and details in the coming weeks about these outputs from our Maintenance and Co-Benefits user groups respectively: “Developing a Maintenance and Asset Management Program” Webinar – This webinar will be the first in a three-part […]
The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) showcased the GSI sites and lessons learned resulting from its Green City Clean Waters program when it hosted 11 members from the city of Newark last month, who visited to learn about implementing GSI at scale. Read more about the study visit here. Representatives from the city of Southfield and Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District […]
Buffalo Sewer Authority recently published an RFP seeking consulting teams to work with them throughout 2018 to develop their “Rain Check 2.0” strategic plan for ensuring GSI project delivery. Proposals are due by Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 10am EST.
DC Water CEO and General Manager George Hawkins was interviewed in an episode of “The Infrastructure Show” podcast to explain the program’s innovative approach to green infrastructure and its use of an Environmental Impact Bond (EIB) that allowed lenders to bet on its success. Listen to the episode here. The conversation on DC Water’s EIB begins about 13 minutes […]
November 6-9: Operation & Maintenance of Stormwater Control Measures Conference in Denver, CO This conference, put on by the Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI), will explore new advances, approaches, and lessons learned in the operation and maintenance of gray and green stormwater control infrastructure. Register for the upcoming conference here.
May 7-8: WE&RF Research Conference in Atlanta, GA The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation, in partnership with the Water Research Foundation, will hold its annual Research Conference with the theme of “Advancing Reuse & Integrated Water.” The Call for Abstracts for the conference is currently open through November 7. June 3-7: World Environment and Water Resources […]
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.