Water: Green Infrastructure
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EPA's Green Infrastructure Program is proud to announce the launch of our 2014 Webcast Series. This series is generally geared towards public officials and practitioners just beginning to implement green infrastructure, as well as those looking to enhance established programs. Leading academics and professionals from around the country will cover a range of topics and applications, from best practices in operations and maintenance to the intersection of green infrastructure and climate change.
Innovative Financing for Green InfrastructureNovember 4, 2014
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EST
Financing green infrastructure is critical to taking projects from planning to implementation and beyond, including sustaining operations and maintenance. This 90-minute webcast will provide an overview of green infrastructure financing strategies and highlight a community which leveraged Clean Water State Revolving Fund resources for a flood mitigation project that provided multiple economic, environmental and social benefits.Details
Green infrastructure plans are important for guiding land use and resource management decision-making, but implementation cannot happen without a "how to pay" strategy. In this session, the University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center will discuss the critical elements of successful green infrastructure finance strategies, as well as some emerging innovations in the green infrastructure finance field.
This presentation will cover how incorporating green infrastructure into a flood mitigation project can provide additional benefits, including addressing flood mitigation and improving the environment. The project is $180 million project to mitigate the effects of flash flooding within the Bee Branch Watershed while also benefiting local mobility, creating a regional tourist attraction, improving water quality, and creating a healthy aquatic habitat for fish, animals, and people.
This presentation will discuss using the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) program to finance non-point source projects by combining them with SRF funded infrastructure projects. By lowering the interest rate on traditional CWSRF infrastructure loans and allowing communities to use that foregone interest to pay for water quality projects, Iowa’s communities have a new source of funds to pay for non-point source projects.Speakers
December 2, 2014
Updating Local Codes to Cultivate Green Infrastructure and Foster Sustainable Stormwater Management - This 2 hour webcast was presented by EPA Region 5 on December 13, 2011. The webcast describes the interaction of zoning and building codes with water quality; presents several examples of code audits conducted in Illinois, Ohio, and Minnesota; and highlights the top 10 obstacles to green infrastructure in local codes and ordinances.
- Part I: Introduction and Green Infrastructure Overview (PDF) (51 pp, 9.5MB, About PDF)
Part II: The Role of Codes and Ordinances in Water Quality and Stormwater Management (PDF) (20 pp, 1.9MB, About PDF)
Part III: Code and Ordinance Reviews: Case Studies and Findings (PDF) (28 pp, 3.6MB, About PDF)
Part IV: Cleveland Heights Zoning Amendments (PDF) (41 pp, 8.4MB, About PDF)
Part V: Top Ten Green Infrastructure Issues in Plans and Codes (PDF) (29 pp, 2.1MB, About PDF)
Part VI: Wrap Up (PDF) (14 pp, 2.9MB, About PDF)
Urban Natural Resources Institute (UNRI) – An initiative of the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service Northern Research Station, UNRI offers monthly webcasts on assessing, maintaining, and expanding the urban tree canopy. In the spring of 2011, UNRI also offered a five-part instructional series on the i-Tree software suite . The i-Tree tools help communities of all sizes to strengthen their urban forest management and advocacy efforts by quantifying the structure of community trees and the environmental services that trees provide.