The Value of Water Campaign will be coordinating its third annual Imagine a Day Without Water on October 12, 2017. Hundreds of utilities, businesses, nonprofits, schools, small businesses, and community groups will participate in order to raise awareness about the value of water and wastewater systems to all aspects of life. Organization participation could include hosting a facility […]
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: […]
The National Resources Defense Council and NYU-Stern Center for Sustainable Business provided the NYC Dept. of Environmental Protection with recommendations for growing a green, equitable, and sustainable community as they establish their new private property GSI grant program.
Baltimore has taken advantage of outside funding opportunities for its infrastructure projects. The city adds WIFIA to its possible funding sources in addition to the CWSRF the state of Maryland was awarded to implement 36 new clean water projects, including various GSI projects in Baltimore.
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.