green infrastructure Articles

  • Green infrastructure approaches for CSO Controlin urban areas

    ABSTRACT A nationwide investigation of green infrastructure was conducted for several major metropolitan areas, including Chicago, Milwaukee, New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Portland (OR), Seattle and Washington D.C. This report highlights some of the cities’ urban green infrastructure projects and the projects’ relationship with combined sewer overflow (CSO) control plans and ...

  • Public Health Ecology

    The objective of this column is to offer public health ecology as a method to conceptualize the deleterious connections between land conservation and human health. A vital part of our efforts in sustainability and creating ecologically sensitive and health-supporting environments is the conservation and rehabilitation of the green infrastructure that delivers not only basic environmental needs ...

  • Can nature help reduce the impacts of climate change?

    Building and managing a well-planned network of natural areas might provide an effective and, in many cases, cheaper solution for coping with natural disasters such as floods or landslides. A new report published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA) explores how ‘green infrastructure’ can help Europe prepare for and reduce the loss from weather- and climate-related hazards. ...

  • A new understanding of formal land use plans in Germany

    Traditionally, German local land use plans focus on issues such as zoning, transportation, social and green infrastructure planning. Nowadays, they are criticised to be too inflexible and ? especially in respect of content ? too limited to cope with the pace and complexity of various interacting sub-processes and actors of urban development. Accordingly, collaborative and strategic tasks of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Green infrastructure and territorial cohesion

    The point of departure for this analysis is to support the European process towards territorial cohesion and green infrastructure development, in particular the development of a strategy for green infrastructure. This report explores the concept of green infrastructure, with illustrative examples of green infrastructure initiatives on the ground and further analyses of the integration of green ...

  • Going Green in D.C. Case Study

    Green infrastructure practices serve as decentralized alternatives to traditional wet weather controls in urban areas where land is limited and sewer infrastructure is often stressed to capacity. Green infrastructure attempts to restore natural hydrologic processes and decreases the quantity of runoff, reduces peak flow rates, and improves water quality. In addition, green infrastructure can ...


    By LimnoTech Inc.

  • A critical moment to harness green infrastructure—not concrete—to secure clean water

    Natural ecosystems provide essential services for our communities. Forests and wetlands, for example, filter the water we drink, protect neighborhoods from floods and droughts, and shade aquatic habitat for fish populations. While ...

  • Pre-Construction Monitoring - Case Study

    Monitor baseline flows in stormwater and combined sewer systems pre-and post-green infrastructure ...


    By StormSensor Inc

  • On the water front vol 3 presents new thinking on cities and water presented at 2011 World Water Week in Stockholm

    On the Water Front vol. 3 offers a collection of the most innovative and important insights that were presented at the 2011 World Water Week in Stockholm, which was held under the theme “Responding to Global Changes: Water in an Urbanised World”. Each chapter is authored by a leading expert in the field and builds upon research presented at the 2011 World Water Week in Stockholm. ...

  • Submission on Policy Options for the Blueprint to Safeguard Europe’s waters

    Key points River restoration as part of ensuring green infrastructure is a key means to help reduce and counter the impacts of land and water use and provides the basis for resilient and sustainable water resource management. Sectoral impacts on water resources are much wider than just water quality impacts related to agriculture, which have a recognized strong impact, and the Blueprint ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Risk-based zoning for urbanizing floodplains

    Urban floodplain development brings economic benefits and enhanced flood risks. Rapidly growing cities must often balance the economic benefits and increased risks of floodplain settlement. Planning can provide multiple flood mitigation and environmental benefits by combining traditional structural measures such as levees, increasingly popular landscape and design features (green ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 10 messages for 2010 - Urban ecosystems

    Key messages In Europe, where the overwhelming majority of people live in urban areas, tackling the interlinked challenges between biodiversity and its network of towns and cities is crucial to help halting biodiversity loss. Urbanisation can be an opportunity or a threat for biodiversity. Seizing the opportunity demands that we mix high quality urban green areas with ...

  • Green infrastructure and flood management - Promoting cost-efficient flood risk reduction via green infrastructure solutions

    Executive summary Europe's floodplains once covered wide stretches along European rivers and were valued for their high ecological importance. Over a number of years they have been cleared for agricultural purposes and changed through urban expansion and artificial flood control structures. Existing natural waterways do not always have the capacity to bear any excess water which can lead ...

  • Ecosystem-based management approaches for water-related infrastructure projects

    The Green Infrastructure approach refers to the natural or semi-natural systems that provide services for water resources management with equivalent or similar benefits to conventional (built) "grey" water infrastructure. This guide addresses one of the main barriers to widespread adoption of Green Infrastructure (GI) solutions: a general lack of awareness of the solutions and associated cost ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Treatment wetlands in decentralised approaches for linking sanitation to energy and food security

    Treatment wetlands (TWs) are engineered systems that mimic the processes in natural wetlands with the purpose of treating contaminated water. Being a simple and robust technology, TWs are applied worldwide to treat various types of water. Besides treated water for reuse, TWs can be used in resources-oriented sanitation systems for recovering nutrients and carbon, as well as for growing biomass ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Green Solutions for Resilient Delta Cities

    The climate is changing at the same time as we see enlarging and more densely populated urban delta areas. We need to find new and innovative ways to keep people in urban areas safe from chronic and acute stresses such as flooding and poor water quality whilst maintaining a desirable environment. Green approaches may be the solution. Green approaches and solutions are increasingly proving ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Green Water Infrastructure

    Stormwater runoff is a major cause of water pollution in urban areas. When rain falls on roofs, streets, and parking lots, the water cannot soak into the ground. In most urban areas, stormwater is drained through engineered collection systems and discharged into nearby waterbodies. The stormwater carries trash, bacteria, heavy metals, and other pollutants from the urban landscape, degrading the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Great American Outdoors Act Provides Billions of Dollars for Overdue Repairs and Maintenance of U.S. National Parks

    Congress recently passed the most significant piece of land conservation legislation in a generation. The Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA)—a rare bipartisan effort—will provide full funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund at $900 million annually and will put $9.5 billion over the next five years toward the deferred maintenance backlog on public lands. The GAOA provides ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Info-Gap robustness pathway method for transitioning of urban drainage systems under deep uncertainties

    In the urban water cycle, there are different ways of handling stormwater runoff. Traditional systems mainly rely on underground piped, sometimes named ‘gray’ infrastructure. New and so-called ‘green/blue’ ambitions aim for treating and conveying the runoff at the surface. Such concepts are mainly based on ground infiltration and temporal storage. In this work a methodology to create and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Modeling the hydrologic and economic efficacy of stormwater utility credit programs for US single family residences

    As regulatory pressure to reduce the environmental impact of urban stormwater intensifies, US municipalities increasingly seek a dedicated source of funding for stormwater programs, such as a stormwater utility. In rare instances, single family residences are eligible for utility discounts for installing green infrastructure. This study examined the hydrologic and economic efficacy of four such ...


    By IWA Publishing

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