Green Infrastructure for Localized Flood Management
– Lori Cary-Kothera, Operations Manager at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office for Coastal Management and Patekka Bannister, Chief of Water Resources for the City of Toledo, OH discussed assessing green infrastructure costs and benefits and Tony V. Demasi, City Engineer for the City of Cuyahoga Falls, OH and Kari A. Mackenbach, National Green Infrastructure Practice Leader for URS, presented on managing flooding with green infrastructure solutions in Cuyahoga Falls. The webcast transcript (23 pp, 251K, About PDF)
can be used when reviewing the webcast slides (63 pp, 11.7MB, About PDF)
Innovative Financing for Green Infrastructure
– Jennifer Cotting, Research Associate for Green Infrastructure from the University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center, discussed an overview of green Infrastructure financing; Deron Muehring, Civil Engineer from the City of Dubuque, IA, presented on financing a flood mitigation project that incorporated green infrastructure; and Lori Beary, SRF Coordinator from the Iowa Finance Authority, presented on the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) program for financing non-point source projects. The webcast transcript (24 pp, 196K, About PDF)
can be used when reviewing the webcast slides (94 pp, 12.2MB, About PDF)
Green Infrastructure and Smart Growth
– Melissa Kramer, Senior Policy Analyst from EPA’s Office of Sustainable Communities and Caran Curry, Interim Assistant City Manager for the City of Little Rock, AK discussed continuing efforts to build green infrastructure into downtown revitalization and Heather Nix, Clean Air & Water Program Director, and Erika Hollis, Clean Air & Water Project Manager, from Upstate Forever in Greenville, SC presented on incentive programs that encourage new and redevelopment that is better for water quality. The webcast transcript (25 pp, 196K, About PDF)
can be used when reviewing the webcast slides (95 pp, 12.7MB, About PDF)
Building Climate Resiliency with Green Infrastructure
- Elizabeth Sawin of Climate Interactive highlighted their Green Infrastructure Decision Support Tool, and Alan Cohn, Mikelle Adgate, and Carolina Griggs from NYC Department of Environmental Protection shared efforts to incorporate climate resiliency into system planning. The webcast transcript (21 pp, 195K, About PDF)
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Managing Wet Weather with Green Infrastructure
– In the spring and summer of 2009, EPA offered six two-hour webcasts on green infrastructure. Topics spanned a range of green infrastructure strategies, from reviewing codes and ordinances to performing operation and maintenance.
Updating Local Codes to Cultivate Green Infrastructure and Foster Sustainable Stormwater Management
- This 2 hour webcast was presented by EPA Region 5 on December 13, 2011. The webcast describes the interaction of zoning and building codes with water quality; presents several examples of code audits conducted in Illinois, Ohio, and Minnesota; and highlights the top 10 obstacles to green infrastructure in local codes and ordinances.
Part I: Introduction and Green Infrastructure Overview (PDF) (51 pp, 9.5MB, About PDF) Watershed Academy Low Impact Development Webcasts
Part II: The Role of Codes and Ordinances in Water Quality and Stormwater Management (PDF) (20 pp, 1.9MB, About PDF)
Part III: Code and Ordinance Reviews: Case Studies and Findings (PDF) (28 pp, 3.6MB, About PDF)
Part IV: Cleveland Heights Zoning Amendments (PDF) (41 pp, 8.4MB, About PDF)
Part V: Top Ten Green Infrastructure Issues in Plans and Codes (PDF) (29 pp, 2.1MB, About PDF)
Part VI: Wrap Up (PDF) (14 pp, 2.9MB, About PDF)
- EPA’s Watershed Academy offers monthly webcasts related to the implementation of watershed approaches to preserve and restore aquatic ecosystems. The Watershed Academy has offered nine two-hour webcasts on green infrastructure. Urban Natural Resources Institute (UNRI)
– An initiative of the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service Northern Research Station, UNRI offers monthly webcasts on assessing, maintaining, and expanding the urban tree canopy. In the spring of 2011, UNRI also offered a five-part instructional series on the i-Tree software suite
. The i-Tree tools help communities of all sizes to strengthen their urban forest management and advocacy efforts by quantifying the structure of community trees and the environmental services that trees provide.
Green Jobs Training: A Catalog of Training Opportunities for Green Infrastructure Technologies (PDF) (52 pp, 1.1MB, About PDF)
- This catalog is intended to provide a central gateway to a wide variety of training opportunities, including opportunities offered by colleges and universities, nonprofits, trade organizations, state certification programs, training grants, and more. One-page fact sheets provide an overview of each program and links to additional information. As we become aware of additional training opportunities, we will include them in future catalog editions. Note that inclusion in this catalog does not convey EPA endorsement of the quality or content of the program.