Tag Archives: Water

Harvesting the Value of Water: Stormwater, Green Infrastructure, and Real Estate

​This ULI report brings together an analysis of the stormwater policy landscape and an introduction to a variety of real estate development projects that have responded to them. After outlining the reasons that stormwater management is important to cities, this report introduces a series of real estate case studies and a range of types of stormwater policies. The case studies come from locations across the United States and present both innovations in stormwater management and positive financial, operational, or design... Read more

Sponsorship: A Unique Tool for Funding Land Conservation Projects with the CWSRF

​Since its inception, the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) program has provided almost $120 billion to water quality projects across the country, EPA’s largest source of infrastructure financing. CWSRF funds publicly owned treatment works and a variety of projects, including green infrastructure, tree planting, and land acquisition for water quality improvement and protection. Learn more in this webinar from EPA’s CWSRF and the USDA Forest Service National Urban Forest Technology & Science Delivery Team. Join webinar... Read more

The Economic Benefits of Investing in Water Infrastructure

This report was commissioned by the Value of Water Campaign to better understand how investments in the nation’s water infrastructure affects economic growth and employment. The report found that closing the nation’s gap in investment in water infrastructure would create 1.3 million jobs and generate $220 billion in economic activity. Read more... Read more

Report Shows Impact of Water Infrastructure on Jobs, Economy

​A new report found that closing the nation’s gap in investment in water infrastructure would create 1.3 million jobs and generate $220 billion in economic activity. “The Economic Benefits of Investing in Water Infrastructure” was commissioned by the Value of Water Campaign to better understand how investments in the nation’s water infrastructure affects economic growth and employment. Read more... Read more

Regional Conservation Partnership Program

Through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) co-invests with partners in innovative, workable and cost-effective approaches to benefit farming, ranching and forest operations; local economies; and the communities and resources in a watershed or other geographic area. Applications due April 21. Learn more and apply... Read more

How Cities Are Tackling Aging Water Systems

Flint, Michigan, has shone a spotlight on the decrepit state and lack of investment in the U.S.’s water infrastructure, but the city isn’t alone in facing these challenges. A new policy brief from the Brookings Institute breaks down how cities with large drinking water utilities are financing their water systems, and what challenges they’re facing. Read more... Read more

Water Infrastructure Investments: Strategies to Improve Your County’s Resilience

Join the National Association of Counties (NACo) on this interactive webinar to learn how counties are innovating to improve the resilience of their county infrastructure, both by building new and retrofitting old. County officials and professional staff will discuss the strategies and tools they are using to prepare their counties for future disasters and every day wear and tear. This discussion will give county elected officials and staff members an idea of next steps they can take to make their... Read more

Looking Forward: Priorities for Managing Freshwater Resources in a Changing Climate

In this report, the Federal Water Resources and Climate Change Workgroup is reaffirming the importance of continuing to improve the nation’s resilience to extreme weather events and other impacts of a changing climate when managing our freshwater resources. The report focuses on three areas: Data and Research; Planning and Decision Support; and Training and Outreach. Read more... Read more
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