Water & Green Infrastructure

Featured Resources

Banking on Green Infrastructure

Banking on Green Infrastructure

Green infrastructure has the potential to not only provide environmental and social benefits, but also economic benefits when addressed at a community- wide scale.

Stormwater Management: Swales

Stormwater Management: Swales

Swales, also referred to as "bioswales," are shallow channels lined with vegetation that slow the conveyance of stormwater runoff into water bodies while filtering the water

Implementing Integrated Water Resource Planning

Implementing Integrated Water Resource Planning

Integrated resource planning, or IRP, is a comprehensive form of water planning that considers all aspects of water resources planning - water supply, wastewater, stormwater, and water quality - and the interrelationship between them

10,000 Rain Gardens Initiative

10,000 Rain Gardens Initiative

10,000 Rain Gardens was a public intiative in Kansas City, Missouri, that encouraged the creation of rain gardens and other green strategies to improve water quality.

Combining Urban Forestry with Youth Employment Opportunities: New Haven, CT

Combining Urban Forestry with Youth Employment Opportunities: New Haven, CT

This case study highlights how an urban forestry initiative in New Haven, Conn. has brought together multiple city departments, a community based non-profit and an area university to also generate social value by creating workforce development opportunities for youth and the formerly incarcerated.

HUD's Green Infrastructure and the Sustainable Communities Initiative Report

HUD's Green Infrastructure and the Sustainable Communities Initiative Report

HUD's Green Infrastructure and the Sustainable Communities Initiative Report