As communities across the country look for efficient and cost-effective means to manage pollution from urban stormwater runoff, the EPA in collaboration with many partner organizations continues to promote green infrastructure, financed through community-based public-private partnerships (CBP3s), as a multi-benefit solution.
In December 2015, EPA Region 3 and the National Council for Public Private Partnerships (NCPPP) co-hosted the first ever CBP3 Sustainable Stormwater Infrastructure Summit in partnership with the Water Environment Federation, the Chesapeake Bay Trust, and the Pennsylvania Water Environment Association. EPA’s recently released summary of the event highlights the presentations and discussions that took place, featuring regulators, finance and P3 experts, state and local officials, among other stakeholders.
NCPPP’s write up of the event describes the need and ongoing support for CBP3s and highlights THG’s report, The Role of Green Infrastructure—Nature, Economics, and Resilience, developed on behalf of the Conservation Leadership Council. The report examines the merits of CBP3s alongside other innovative financing tools to expand green infrastructure investment.
To read the December CBP3 Summit Summary, visit http://bit.ly/21GdqzW.
To read NCPPP’s recap article, visit http://bit.ly/1RkDbi9.
To read THG’s full report, visit http://bit.ly/1ls4ZsC.