Carrie Rivette Wastewater/Stormwater Maintenance Superintendent, PE; Grand Rapids Environmental Services Department, and much appreciated Exchange Member and Planning Committee Member Carrie Rivette is an exemplary Exchange member, through both the leadership she displays in the GSI field and her eagerness to continue refining her practices and pursuing new knowledge. Her program, the city of Grand Rapids Environmental Services Department, […]
This new resource aims to provide information on P3s, stormwater credit trading, environmental impact bonds, and other innovative economic instruments that may assist in the large-scale use of the GSI. It is funded by the Great Lakes Protection Fund. Visit the website View their twitter feed Start a conversation in our P3GreatLakes library folder
The Exchange network is committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. This article summarizes the U.S. Water Alliance’s findings for how water agencies around the country are confronting inequity.
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.