19 Nov '11, 1am

NRDC's Report Shows that Green Infrastructure is Spreading to all Corners of the Continent

NRDC's Report Shows that Green Infrastructure is Spreading to all Corners of the Continent

This past week, NRDC released a new report called Rooftops to Rivers II: Green Strategies for Controlling Stormwater and Combined Sewer Overflows . The report discusses the considerable problem that stormwater runoff, which carries pollution to our rivers, lakes, and beaches and causes sewage system overflows, poses for our communities, and ways that cities are using green infrastructure practices to clean up their waters, literally greening their cityscapes in the process. My colleagues David Beckman, Jon Devine, and Rebecca Hammer have pointed out this week that green infrastructure is a simple and powerful solution to water pollution that makes cities function, from a water perspective, more like the natural landscape by reducing the amount of hardened, paved surfaces that generate rainfall runoff ; that cities that use green infrastructure practices to capture rain whe...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/ngarrison/nrdcs_report_...

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