The EPA is working with private-sector organizations, federal agencies and non-governmental organizations to form a network to help communities more easily implement green infrastructure.
The Green Infrastructure Collaborative aims to build capacity for green infrastructure implementation by providing a platform for national stakeholders to:
- Leverage joint efforts to promote the multiple community benefits of green infrastructure;
- Build and share knowledge around emerging green infrastructure technologies and policy issues; and
- Facilitate shared inquiry into the best ways to encourage adoption of green infrastructure technologies at the local level.
The EPA says over the next year, the 20 Collaborative members will work together to align public and private knowledge and resources to promote green infrastructure.
Last year the EPA launched a National Stormwater Calculator to help property owners, developers, landscapers and urban planners determine how adding green infrastructure can be one of the most cost-effective ways to reduce stormwater runoff.