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Leadership in GSI: 2017 Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony

  Congratulations to Andrew Kricun, the Leadership in GSI Winner for the 2017 Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony.   Andrew Kricun, P.E., BCEE     Mr. Andy Kricun, the Executive Director and Chief Engineer for the Camden County Municipal Utility Authority (CCMUA) since 2011, has long championed green infrastructure in New Jersey as a multi-benefit stormwater management approach,
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Delaware River Watershed Initiative debuts Stream Reach Assessment Tool

The Delaware River Watershed Initiative at the Academy of Natural Science of Drexel University recently debuted the Stream Reach Assessment Tool (SRAT). SRAT integrates data sets to model pollutant loads from upstream sources and analyzes landscape features that influence its ability to produce clean water.   “The SRAT is intended to create a consistent way
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Temple Faculty and PennDOT Address Stormwater for I-95 Project

Faculty from Temple University and Villanova are partnering with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to implement a stormwater management project as part of the I-95/Girard Avenue Interchange upgrades. The project to widen I-95, which began in 2009, requires a new stormwater management system that didn’t exist when the highway was first built.   “A major
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CA recognizes green infrastructure & funnels dollars to conserve natural resources

The state of California has taken a major step in combating their long history of water conservation issues. California Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 2480, which declared that “source watersheds are recognized and defined as integral components of California’s water infrastructure.” With this law, California can now invest billions of dollars in infrastructure finance towards the
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GSI Partner member, Azavea, releases online tools to map and model watersheds impact

GSI Partner member, Azavea, recently released updated versions of two web-based applications, Model My Watershed and Micro Site Run Off Model. The applications are the product of collaboration between Azavea and the Stroud Water Research Center to provide the data and impact modeling of regional water quality to citizens, conservation practitioners, municipal decision-makers, educators, and
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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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SBN Releases Report Assessing the Local Economic Impact of GSI

The Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia (SBN) releases report assessing the Local Economic Impact of the First Five Years of Green City, Clean Waters.   This highly anticipated report, executed by Econsult Solutions, has interest from many local, regional, and national organizations, as well as members of City Council.   This report assesses the local
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Rain Check Educates 1000th Resident This Year

Philadelphia Water’s Rain Check has hosted over one thousand participants at workshops this fiscal year, the first year since PHS and SBN began administering the program. These numbers have surged since April when we opened workshops to all city residents and for all the residential stormwater management tools (previously they were just for those interested in rain barrels).
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NGOs Support Federal Agencies in Efforts to Revitalize Urban Waterways, Boost Metropolitan Communities 

Twenty-seven conservation and outdoor recreation NGOs announced their support for the Urban Water Federal Partnership, a collaboration of 14 federal agencies that aims to boost local economies and create jobs by restoring waterways and their surrounding communities.The NGOs and other partners are committing to work together “to restore urban waters, parks and green spaces; increase
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