Category Archives: News and Opportunities

Report Explores GSI’s Ecosystem Services and Implementation Strategies 

The UK’s Houses of Parliament published its “Urban Green Infrastructure and Ecosystem Services” report to identify the benefits that natural systems such as GSI provide to humans, such as: Urban temperature regulation Improved air quality Noise reduction The report also provides strategies jurisdictions use when making the case for green infrastructure, including the UN’s Sustainable ‘Development Goals […]

WRF’s Water Infrastructure Resiliency Project 

The Water Research Foundation recently began a new project entitled “Resilient Water Infrastructure: Improving Understanding and Assessing Needs,” with the intended outcomes of: Developing a common definition for “resilient infrastructure” Identifying existing resources, efforts, best practices, and partnerships to address water infrastructure resilience Pinpointing research needs that would provide guidance for water utilities Click here to learn more. 0

New EPA Resources Available 

Click here to register for the EPA’s Green Infrastructure Webcast Series. Search through the Water Finance Clearinghouse here, which provides lists of water infrastructure resources and funds currently available. Click here for a link to EPA’s new guide entitled “Green Infrastructure in Parks: A Guide to Collaboration, Funding, and Community Engagement.”   0

How Cities Can Utilize Green Banks

The director of strategy and finance at the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Center for Market Innovation answered questions to provide context and examples for how cities can use green banks to finance their sustainable infrastructure projects. Key takeaways include: Green banks can help a city implement more equitable public-private partnerships Money put into green banks should be “patient” and low-cost Each individual […]

New Round of Partners For Places RFPs

The request for proposals for the Partners for Places round 11 grant cycle are now available. RFPs are due July 31st and will give communities the ability to carry out local projects by building partnerships between local government sustainability offices and place-based foundations. Click here to learn more about the opportunity from the Funders’ Network and to access the […]

“Working With the Market” Report  

Storm and Stream Solutions and Willamette Partnership published the report “Working with the Market: Economic Instruments to Support Investment in Green Stormwater Infrastructure” to explain how stormwater managers can work with the market to address critical flooding issues. 0

Nature Conservancy Publishes GI Guidebook 

Naturally Resilient Communities, a new online resource which  features an interactive map of 30 communities and their nature-based responses to climate threats, is now available as a learning tool for the public. Learn more and access the interactive map through this article. 0

GI Bill Introduced to Congress

The House and Senate are considering a new GI bill entitled the “Water Infrastructure Flexibility Act” under which regional EPA offices would be required to perform green infrastructure outreach and training. Learn more from the article here. 0