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Navigating Green Infrastructure Operations & Maintenance

July 12, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

For two decades, local stormwater managers have recognized green infrastructure as a centerpiece One Water strategy that is an effective, multi-benefit approach. Yet, green infrastructure has mostly remained on the fringes of stormwater management. A “nice to have” amenity. There are different reasons why green infrastructure hasn’t yet been implemented at scale. Lack of funds to pay for maintenance is often cited as one leading barrier. WaterNow Alliance and Environmental Policy Innovation Center will host a 1-hour webinar for utility and community leaders nationwide exploring the state of green infrastructure uptake and how to finance green Infrastructure establishment costs as capital investments and unlock funding options for at least the first several years of green infrastructure maintenance.

The webinar has 5 objectives—

  1. Highlight the results of the State of Public Sector Green Stormwater Infrastructure survey.
  2. Feature perspectives from green infrastructure practitioners on the most effective levers for scaling implementation of green infrastructure.
  3. Equip participants with the knowledge of how to finance green infrastructure establishment costs as capital costs as a way to unlock State Revolving Fund dollars for a wider range of green infrastructure investments.
  4. Feature real-world case studies from communities and utilities working to bring green infrastructure to scale.
  5. Answer questions about how to navigate green infrastructure establishment and long-term maintenance.

Our speakers are:

  • Stephanie Vo, Senior Water Policy Associate, Environmental Policy Innovation Center
  • Barbara Hopkins, Executive Director, Green Infrastructure Leadership Exchange
  • Nicole Chavas, President and Chief Operating Officer, Greenprint Partners
  • Andy Kaminski, Senior Project Manager, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District
  • Caroline Koch, Director of Water Policy, WaterNow Alliance



July 12, 2023
10:00 am - 11:00 am




WaterNow Alliance
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