How to build a city that doesn’t flood? Turn it into a sponge.

Read the full story at JSTOR Daily. The number of cities around the world is growing quickly. In her book, Replenish: The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity, Sandra Postel, the director of the Global Water Policy Project, reports that over the past 35 years, the number of cities in China alone has climbed from 193 …

Next To A Georgia Highway, This Plant Is Helping Fight Climate Change

Read the full story in Fast Company. On a small section of highway near the exit for the small town of West Point, Georgia, a new experiment is underway: The shoulder next to the road is now planted with Kernza, a perennial grain that can help fight climate change. Until recently, like most roadsides, the …

Stormwater Management: EPA Pilot Project to Increase Use of Green Infrastructure Could Benefit from Documenting Collaborative Agreements

Download the document. What GAO Found Almost all 31 municipalities GAO surveyed reported using green infrastructure to comply with their Clean Water Act permits or combined sewer overflow (CSO) consent decrees. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates stormwater pollution under the Clean Water Act, which requires municipalities to obtain permits to discharge stormwater into waterbodies. …

Natural drainage: More bioswales coming to Waukegan lakefront

Read the full story in the Lake County News-Sun. Waukegan's Sustainable Shoreline Plan received a $375,000 boost from a federal grant that will be used to construct bioswales — drainage systems aimed at using nature as a natural filter for rainwater runoff — along the Waukegan Municipal Beach parking lot and Sea Horse Drive.