The Water Research Foundation has published new research to help utilities and municipalities incentivize the installation of green infrastructure (GI) on private property.
GI is a best management practice designed to retain, reduce, infiltrate, and treat stormwater runoff prior to entry into drainage systems. The benefit to both combined and separate storm sewer systems is reduced water quantity in conveyance systems, reduced peak flow, and improved water quality. Many GI investments have focused on projects within the public right-of-way and on other publicly owned property. A recently published project, Incentives for Green Infrastructure Implementation on Private Property: Lessons Learned (#4684), evaluated adoption of GI on private lands, which typically constitute a large portion of impervious area in urban settings. The research classified incentive programs for GI on private property into six program models and developed nine strategies to enhance program success.
In addition to the final report, WRF will host a free webcast on this project on Tuesday, October 30 from 3 – 4:30 pm ET. This webcast will present a comprehensive overview of the project objectives, results, utility case studies, and recommendations for utilities.
The Principal Investigator for this project was Janet Clements, Corona Environmental Consulting, LLC. Learn more about WRF’s research on GI and stormwater here.
The Water Research Foundation is a 501c3 organization officially formed in January 2018 after the merger of the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation and Water Research Foundation. The merged Foundation is the leading water research organization, funding research, pilot projects, and technology demonstrations that maximize the value of all water, including wastewater, stormwater, drinking water, and recycled water. For more information, visit www.werf.org or www.waterrf.org.
SOURCE: The Water Research Foundation (WRF)