green infrastructure

November 14, 2017

National Academy Issues Timely Report on Clean Water Affordability

The National Academy of Public Administration has released its long-awaited report titled “Developing a New Framework for Community Affordability of Clean Water Services.”  Affordability is a central issue to many communities who increasingly are dealing with higher costs to address aging infrastructure and federal clean water mandates. The Senate Appropriations Committee, in a committee report […]
March 24, 2016

WEF and DC Water Team Up to Launch New Green Infrastructure Certification Program

Program slated to grant certifications in 2017 DC Water (Washington, D.C.) and the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) on Feb. 8 announced they will create a National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) to certify individuals who install, inspect, and maintain green infrastructure systems. “WEF and DC Water are providing the leadership for the program,” […]
February 19, 2016

NRDC Issues New Report Supporting Water Quality Trading to Reduce Stormwater Pollution

The NRDC issued this past week a new report titled “How to: Stormwater Trading Credit Programs.”  The report begins: When rain runs off impervious surfaces such as sidewalks, streets, and roofs, it collects a wide range of toxic pollutants, which are then dumped, usually untreated, into local waterways. With older “combined” sewer systems, the problem […]
February 12, 2016

New Report by Stanford Researchers Develop Framework for Financing Sustainable Water Infrastructure

Stanford researchers develop financing framework to fund critical freshwater projects Using lessons from the energy sector, Stanford researchers outline strategies to bring the nation’s water infrastructure into the 21st century. BY PAIGE MILLER Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment A new report by a team of researchers at Stanford University offers a framework to fund […]