The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has initiated a national rulemaking to establish a comprehensive program to reduce stormwater discharges from new development and redevelopment and make other improvements to strengthen its stormwater program. During this rulemaking process, EPA is expected to examine, analyze and evaluate green infrastructure design techniques that mimic natural water processes that infiltrate and recharge, evapotranspire, and/or harvest and reuse precipitation. Currently, landscape architects are successfully working with many communities and municipalities across the nation to employ green infrastructure design techniques that address stormwater management and other water quality issues.
The American Society of Landscape Architects urges its members to submit case studies about successful stormwater management projects by March 31, 2011 so that we can demonstrate to EPA how green infrastructure design techniques are highly-effective and cost-efficient approaches to improve the quality of our nation’s water supply.
Take a moment today to tell your green infrastructure success story. Submit your case study.