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Dec 2018 | Green & Resilient Communities

OVERCOMING BARRIERS & IMPLEMENTING GREEN STORMWATER INFRASTRUCTURE PLANS: A MUNICIPAL PERSPECTIVE
ROSE JORDAN, GREENPRINT PARTNERS

In November 2018, the United States Global Change Research Program released the 4th National Climate Assessment (NCA4), amplifying long-standing warnings that – in the context of a changing climate – the United States’ aging water infrastructure puts regional populations, ecosystems, and economies at an unacceptable risk. America’s wastewater and stormwater systems require a $271 billion investment over a 20-year period, and failure to act will contribute to an estimated $3.9 trillion hit to the U.S. GDP by 2025. But even among the trailblazer cities with forward-looking plans to invest in resilient stormwater management systems like green infrastructure, progress to fully implement these plans has been slow.[i]

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