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Stormwater & Green Infrastructure Knowledge Center

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The Stormwater & Green Infrastructure Knowledge Center offers technical information including research, books, manuals of practice, conference proceedings, training and networking opportunities, journals, and news stories.

About Stormwater & Green Infrastructure

    Stormwater refers to runoff from land and impervious areas such as paved streets, parking lots, and building rooftops during rainfall and snow events without the benefit of treatment. Stormwater discharges are a concern because they sometimes contain pollutants in quantities that could adversely affect water quality.  Many municipalities control stormwater discharges through best management practices which include green infrastructure and low impact development.

Technical Resources

  • Reduce Runoff: Slow It Down, Spread It Out, Soak It In Produced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Botanic Garden, this film showcases green techniques that are being used in urban areas to reduce the effects of stormwater runoff on the quality of downstream receiving waters.

Stormwater Utility Resources

Education & Training

Opportunities for Involvement 

        Stormwater & Green Infrastructure Taskforce
        WEF staff contact:
        Matt Ries
        Phone: (703) 684-2406
        Fax: (703) 684-2413
        Email: mries@wef.org