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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) Texas
Source City Of For Worth
Policy Areas Energy, Community Development, Public Spaces, Environment & Natural Resources
This presentation outlines key features and outcomes of the Fort Work Stormwater Management Program....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source American Rivers
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources
Polluted stormwater runoff is one of the largest growing sources of pollution in the Chesapeake Bay. To mitigate this problem, green infrastructure practices can be used to manage urban runoff by capturing and infiltrating rainwater where it falls. One of the major challenges to the...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) Pennsylvania
Source The City Of Philadelphia
Policy Areas Energy, Finance & Procurement, Community Development, Public Spaces, Environment & Natural Resources, Transportation & Mobility
This report details the objectives, strategies, and implementation of Philadelphia's Green City, Clean Water program. This program focuses on enhancing the city's ability to handle stormwater, improving water quality, and encouraging the development of green infrastructure. The report...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) Georgia, Ohio
Source American Rivers
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Finance & Procurement
When rainwater hits hard surfaces like roads and parking lots, it runs along the surface till it flows into a storm drain, river, or stream. Known as stormwater runoff, this water picks up pollutants such as heavy metals, brake linings, and deicing salts which contaminate local waters....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2004
Level City or Town
State(s) Arizona
Source City of Tucson Water Department
Policy Areas Energy, Community Development, Environment & Natural Resources, Economic Justice, Health
This report outlines the City of Tucson's water resource plan, which aims to ensure sustainable water use and availability. The plan includes strategies for water conservation, groundwater recharge, stormwater management, and collaboration with regional partners to secure additional...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Institute For Sustainable Communities
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Energy, Democracy & Governance
The growing impact of climate change on local communities necessitates policies that promote climate change adaptation in addition to climate change mitigation. This report examines climate change adaptation efforts at different levels of government and identifies key challenges they...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town, County
State(s) Georgia
Source American Rivers
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Health
The Flint Basin in the Georgia piedmont is a major water supply source for hundreds of thousands of Georgians. Since 2000, severe droughts have struck the Flint Basin. In an effort to improve drought resilience in the basin, the Upper Flint River Working Group was formed to protect...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source American Rivers
Policy Areas Energy, Finance & Procurement, Community Development, Public Spaces, Environment & Natural Resources
Green infrastructure practices provide a variety of benefits across the range of flood magnitudes. Common green infrastructure practices used to target flood management include green roofs, bioretention, water quality swales, and infiltration basins and trenches. While most effective...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Water Environment Research Foundation
Policy Areas Energy, Community Development, Public Spaces, Environment & Natural Resources
This presentation outlines the key features of integrated water resource management for cities....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) Pennsylvania
Source Philadelphia Water
Policy Areas Energy, Community Development, Public Spaces, Environment & Natural Resources
This powerpoint outlines the city of Philadelphia's approach to adapting to modern water policies and actions to encourage innovation and sustainable growth....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level County
State(s) Illinois
Source Illinois Department Of Natural Resources
Policy Areas Public Spaces, Environment & Natural Resources
This report outlines key findings on the extent and cost of urban flooding and the contributing factors in Illinois. It provides recommendations for various levels of responsibility, including legislative action, state agency engagement, community involvement, and public awareness....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town, County
State(s) New York
Source City of Syracuse
Policy Areas Public Spaces, Environment & Natural Resources, Economic Justice
This report outlines how Syracuse, NY has improved sewage and wastewater control as well as facilitated job training programs through the use of green infrastructure development. It also highlights county-level investment in extensive urban forestry, infiltration boxes, rain gardens,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Energy
As ever more destructive storms pummel our towns and cities, we are increasingly confronted by flooded homes and businesses, disruption of municipal services, overflowing streams and rivers, and compromised drinking water. Destructive weather events cost tens of billions of dollars...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) -
Source The District Of Columbia City Council
Policy Areas Finance & Procurement, Community Development, Public Spaces, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy
This report outlines potential climate change scenarios in Washington D.C., including projected temperature increases, heatwaves, extreme precipitation events, and rising sea levels. The report calls for additional studies to enhance the accuracy of these projections....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Georgetown Climate Center
Policy Areas Energy, Community Development, Public Spaces, Environment & Natural Resources
Climate change is happening. Past greenhouse gas emissions have committed us to decades of rising temperatures and seas. Recent studies, factoring in ice-sheet melt, estimate that we may experience an average of up to 6 feet of sea-level rise across the globe over the next century....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Energy, Community Development, Public Spaces, Environment & Natural Resources
This report examines integrated water management as a framework that protects and restores water resources, conserves water, treats rainwater as a resource, minimizes waste, and builds climate resilience. It outlines the process for implementation, assessing current water management...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source American Rivers
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Health
Current strategies of managing water are outdated and ineffective at addressing aging water systems and climate change. In contrast to traditional water management approaches that rely solely on pipes, levees, and dams, this report urges cities to embrace green infrastructure. Drawing...

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