WEF Participates in Green Infrastructure Discussions with Policy Leaders

July 10, 2012

Laws & Regs

Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) staff in May participated in two briefings on the economic implication of using green infrastructure to protect water quality. On May 16, staff attended a briefing for senior officials at the White House Council on Environmental Quality; and on May 17, staff members joined a briefing for water and policy officials at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Both briefings discussed the report Banking on Green: How Green Infrastructure Saves Municipalities Money and Provides Economic Benefits Community-wide. Briefing discussions focused on local agencies’ difficulties documenting the monetary value of the additional benefits provided by green infrastructure and emphasized that additional case studies and regulatory flexibility would be helpful when considering green solutions.

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