External Research

Integrated Green Stormwater Infrastructure Guide
District-Wide LID Demonstration Program

EPA releases a new guide on Public Private Partnerships for addressing water quality needs
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Green Infrastructure and the Sustainable Communities Initiative
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This report published by HUD’s Office of Economic Resilience, shares the green infrastructure best practices and outputs of grantees under HUD’s Sustainable Communities Initiative (SCI). As part of HUD’s commitment under the Green Infrastructure Collaborative, the report features 30 HUD SCI grantees which have incorporated green infrastructure strategies and projects within their Community Challenge and Regional...Learn more...

Accelerating Cost-Effective Green Stormwater Infrastructure: Learning from Local Implementation
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A new report from the UC Berkeley School of Law - Center for Law, Energy & the Environment identifies actions water quality authorities can take to drive data collection and information sharing. Accelerating Cost-Effective Green Stormwater Infrastructure: Learning from Local Implementation recommends enhancing learning from local implementation efforts to address knowledge gaps and speed cost-effective...Learn more...

Green Infrastructure Opportunities that Arise During Municipal Operations
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As we hopefully all know, one of the best ways to get green infrastructure (GI) or low impact development (LID) practices into the ground is to piggyback them onto other capital improvement practices. In fact some of the most successful communities we have come across are those who can promote cross-departmental coordination to get 'everyone thinking...Learn more...

Car Washing: Impacts and Solutions
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Washing your car at home dumps oil, heavy metals, solvents and other harmful pollutants into storm drains, local streams, and eventually the Chesapeake Bay!
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Making Stormwater Retrofits Pay, Case Study in DC
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If retrofitting your property with a stormwater best management practice (BMP) paid dividends, would you do it?
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Stormwater Pond Management
Stormwater ponds capture runoff and reduce nutrients in the water.

Our friends at University of Maryland Extension office put together this great resource on stormwater pond management. It gives a brief background on stormwater ponds and focuses on maintenance for water quality.
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Turfgrass Nutrient Management Bulletin
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New England Regional Nitrogen and Phosphorus Fertilizer and Associated Management Practice Recommendations For Lawns Based on Water Quality Considerations.
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D.C., National Leader for Green Roof Installation in 2011
Green roof in D.C. Image courtesy  of Wayfaring Travel Guide

The green roof industry grew by 115 percent over the course of 2011 and Washington D.C. was the first time market leader!
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Maintenance Matters!
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New University of Florida study discusses the sediment and corresponding nutrient content associated with street sweeping, catch basin clean-out and routine BMP maintenance.
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