Tag Archives: Water Management

Future of Global Waterfronts Is More Mixed Uses, Cleaner Air and Water

Waterfront management is one of the most pressing issues that any city near a substantial body of water can confront. Judith Rodin, president emeritus at the Rockefeller Foundation, delivered the event’s keynote address, noting that since that foundation’s Resilient Cities initiative began in 2013, 80 percent of the participating 1,100 cities have identified water as a significant vulnerability. The cities have also recognized that traditional methods of handling the issue are inadequate.​ Read more... Read more

WaterSMART: Water Recycling and Reuse Research

Water reclamation and reuse research helps states, tribes, and local communities tackle water supply challenges. WaterSMART supports the implementation of water reclamation and reuse projects under development to supplement urban and irrigation water supplies through water reuse, thereby improving efficiency, providing flexibility during water shortages, and diversifying the water supply, while also promoting water and energy efficiency and environmental stewardship. Applications due February 6, 2017. Learn more and apply... Read more

Urban Waters National Training Workshop

Registration is free and open to all for the 2016 Urban Waters National Training Workshop, sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, on behalf of the Urban Waters Federal Partnership (UWFP). This is your chance to access representatives of the 14 federal agencies in the Urban Waters Federal Partnership who are committed to supporting your efforts to improve local waters and your community. Connect, share and learn with other innovators about how to convene, engage, and succeed in our partnership work. View... Read more

Urban Waters National Training Workshop, July 26-28

Registration is free and open to all for the 2016 Urban Waters National Training Workshop, sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, on behalf of the Urban Waters Federal Partnership (UWFP). This is your chance to access representatives of the 14 federal agencies in the Urban Waters Federal Partnership who are committed to supporting your efforts to improve local waters and your community. Connect, share and learn with other innovators about how to convene, engage, and succeed in our partnership work. July... Read more

Great Lakes Cities Swallow Streams

​The Great Lakes may boast a fifth of the world’s fresh surface water, but the region is also home to the largest collection of urban stream deserts. These riverless areas favor concrete connections over urban parkways. They submerge surface streams, sometimes swallowing entire river systems. Despite an uptick in green infrastructure – working with streams rather than eliminating them – protecting waterways from burial isn’t easy. Read more... Read more

WaterSMART: Cooperative Watershed Management Program

States, Indian tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, local governmental entities, non-profit organizations, existing watershed groups, and local and special districts are invited to submit proposals for Phase I activities to establish or further develop a watershed group. Funding provided under this FOA may be used to develop a mission statement, project concepts, and/or a restoration plan. Applications due May 4. Learn more and apply... Read more

Reimagining Broadway as a Pedestrian-Only Public Park

​The Green Line proposes to build a 2.5-mile long park along one of New York City’s busiest thoroughfares: Broadway. As a linear at-grade park, the Green Line would provide much needed active and passive recreational space in the heart of the city, as well as improve the city’s drainage system. By removing the asphalt that covers Broadway; using materials like plants and bioswales; and letting storm and groundwater absorb back into the earth, the park would, in theory, improve water... Read more

EPA’s Green Infrastructure Wizard (GIWiz)

​GIWiz offers you access to a repository of EPA-sourced Green Infrastructure tools and resources designed to support and promote sustainable water management and community planning decisions. The tools and resources available through GIWiz will help you analyze problems, understand management options, calculate design parameters, analyze costs and benefits, evaluate tradeoffs, engage stakeholders and/or develop education and outreach campaigns. Learn more... Read more