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 Philadelphia Serving as a Green Infrastructure Pioneer

Mayor Kenney helped kickoff Infrastructure Week, which took place May 15 through the 19, by writing an op-ed for the Brookings Institute on the successes of Philadelphia’s Green City, Clean Waters (GCCW). The article points to GCCW’s environmental successes and highlights the next wave of workforce development opportunities and contract opportunities for small and local
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Research in GSI Winner: 2017 Excellence in GSI Awards

  Congratulations to the Philadelphia Water Department, the Research in GSI Winner for the 2017 Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony.   Monitoring Green City, Clean Waters: The First 5 Years   Photo Source: Philadelphia Water Department   Lead Research Institution: Philadelphia Water Department Study Area: Philadelphia, PA   Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) evaluates performance of constructed stormwater
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New Study Examines Jobs in the Urban Forest

A study from PolicyLink and Ecotrust titled, “Jobs & Equity in the Urban Forest” examines the economic, ecological, and social impacts of existing community-based urban forestry investments and related green infrastructure facilities.   “This report documents a growing group of policies, public initiatives, and workforce development programs in urban forestry and related green infrastructure occurring
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January Quarterly Meeting Recap

On Tuesday, January 24, 2017, the GSI Partners gathered at Temple University Center City for our January Quarterly Meeting. At this meeting, we recognized all the work the GSI Partners and its members have accomplished in 2016 and looked ahead to 2017.   Highlights of our review included our advocacy efforts to reaffirm and prioritize
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Clean Water Act Task Force will improve inter-agency coordination for GCCW

We are excited to learn that the Kenney Administration is moving forward on the convening of a Clean Water Act Task Force, which will include representatives of many City agencies who will work collaboratively among themselves and with other stakeholders to achieve the goals of the federal Clean Water Act and the City’s priority to
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New Stormwater Regulations Go Into Effect Today

Today, July 1st, updated Stormwater Regulations for development projects became effective.  In addition, Philadelphia Water unveiled a brand new website, redesigned to provide easy access to the Stormwater Management Guidance Manual and to submit a project application online. Philadelphia Water is making changes to our Stormwater Regulations to meet Federal and State requirements under the Clean
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Advocacy Committee Continues Feedback with Philadelphia Water on New Manual  

The new Stormwater Management Guidance Manual goes into effect today, July 1st.  Our Advocacy Committee has agreed that they want to conduct a formal review of and comment on this new Manual.  The goal is to highlight aspects of the Manual that support the prioritization of GSI as well as to identify areas that could be
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Philadelphia Water’s Comprehensive Information Sessions Open for Registration

Philadelphia Water will host five information sessions this summer at the Municipal Services Building. All information sessions are identical, so you can pick which date works for you. We will cover technical and procedural improvements, and walk through the new Stormwater Management Guidance Manual, Plan Review Website and ERSA application. Register here. June 19, 8:30am
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