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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Managing Wet Weather with Green Infrastructure: Action Strategy 2008

Title:
Managing Wet Weather with Green Infrastructure: Action Strategy 2008

Abstract:
The purpose of this action strategy is to set forth a collaborative set of actions among the signatory organizations to both the Statement of Intent and the Statement of Support in order to promote the benefits of using green infrastructure in mitigating overflows from combined and separate sewers and reducing runoff, by encouraging the use of green infrastructure as prominent components of combined and separate sewer overflow (CSO & SSO) plans, municipal stormwater (MS4) programs, and nonpoint source and watershed planning efforts. This action strategy outlines the efforts that the partners feel are important in bringing green infrastructure technologies and approaches into mainstream wet weather management. This Green Infrastructure Action Strategy also represents one of the key actions that EPA is undertaking to address projected impacts of climate change. The EPA Office of Water has developed the draft National Water Program Strategy: Response to Climate Change which will soon be released for public comment. Green Infrastructure is one strategy that communities can use to adapt water and wastewater management in the face of changing hydrologic cycles.

URL:
http://www.epa.gov/npdes/pubs/gi_action_strategy.pdf

Source:
U.S. EPA

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
January 2008

Associated Sectors:

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