The Green Infrastructure Leadership Exchange (“the Exchange”) is a highly connected, member-driven peer learning network where local public sector practitioners share experiences, circulate ideas, and solve problems together toward delivering more equitable and sustainable water infrastructure solutions. The GI Exchange is a project of the Global Philanthropy Partnership.
The network focuses on three areas: 1) creating new tools, resources and innovations that support equitable implementation of green stormwater infrastructure, 2) building the leadership skills of current and future public water sector leaders, and 3) making the case for green stormwater infrastructure, supportive policies and funding.
To activate local governments and water agencies in the US & Canada to equitably implement green stormwater infrastructure.
Communities have thriving water systems that further social equity, public health, and climate resilience.
Connection, Inspiration, Collaboration, Leadership, Community, Equity, Innovation
Our story started in 2015 with an informal convening of municipal leaders in Philadelphia to discuss the challenges of implementing green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) where participants noted the unique value of connecting, sharing resources, and learning from and with peers.
Today, we have over 60 member organizations, including utilities, municipalities, cities and counties who are implementing infrastructure at scale and individual members are typically managers of each organization’s GSI program. Click here to view our full member list.
The GI Exchange is member-led: our activities and focus areas are defined according to member interests, needs, and priorities. We focus on quality connections to create the conditions for collaboration, trust, and engaged leadership among our members. We believe that collective learning and peer-to-peer exchange lead to innovation in the field.