Green infrastructure as tool to manage water resources

01/15/2013 | WRI Insights

Now is the time to broaden the use of green infrastructure techniques as a tool to manage water resources in the U.S., write Todd Gartner and James Mulligan. "We're in a critical moment -- natural ecosystems continue to degrade, existing gray infrastructure continues to age, and costs continue to rise," they note. "Even if just a portion of upcoming water infrastructure investment is directed toward green infrastructure, the opportunities for cost savings and water-related benefits are immense."

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