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Study quantifies the impact of coastal runoff in dollars and cents

A recent Duke University (Durham, N.C.) study makes the first, long-sought evidence linking Gulf of Mexico hypoxia to economic effects. The study, published January in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows hypoxic dead zones in the gulf drive up the price of large shrimp relative to smaller sizes. This effect causes economic […]

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State Revolving Funds return billions on federal investment

Investment in the Drinking Water and Clean Water State Revolving Funds (SRFs) create a massive returns on investment in tax revenues, jobs, and overall economic development. The Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the WateReuse Association on May 3 released a report detailing new economic benefits analysis. The report finds that funding the requested $34.7 billion […]

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Report evaluates economic impact of Philadelphia’s Green City, Clean Waters

The Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia (SBN) released a report assessing the local economic effect over the first 5 years from implementation of Philadelphia Water’s Green City, Clean Waters (GCCW), the city’s 25-year plan to protect watersheds through stormwater management and green stormwater infrastructure (GSI). The long-term program addresses Clean Water Act regulations with […]

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New Bond Opportunities Focus on Climate Resiliency

RE.bound program develops new resilience bond A team of private sector partners has released the framework for a new insurance-based product intended to generate capital for risk-reduction projects. The RE.bound Program, released Dec. 9, 2015, offers a new financial product called a “resilience bond.” These bonds are designed to help manage the financial risk from […]

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London Establishes Green Infrastructure Task Force, Releases Natural Capital Report

On Dec. 9, the City of London announced the establishment of a Green Infrastructure Task Force with the release of the report Natural Capital: Investing in a Green Infrastructure for a Future City. The report and task force will build on the London Infrastructure Plan 2050. The plan sets out the infrastructure needs for London […]

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Melbourne Launches Economic Framework for Urban Green Space

Following the Nov. 12 launch of Australia’s first Economic Framework for Green Infrastructure at Victoria University, it will be easier for local governments to understand the economic value of urban greening. The framework is designed to help local governments make better future investment decisions by enabling them to develop a business case for urban greening. […]

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