Tag Archives: public-private partnerships

DC Launches Urban Tree Canopy Program

On Dec. 18, 2015, the District Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) hosted the first-ever tree summit. At the summit, Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced the launch of Canopy 3,000. The program is a short-term public-private partnership aimed at expanding the number of trees planted on private property and public spaces throughout the district. […]

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Los Angeles Homeowners Capture Stormwater with Smart Cisterns

On Nov. 4, Los Angeles County and the City of Los Angeles unveiled LA StormCatcher, the area’s first-ever public-private collaboration that will capture and reuse stormwater. As many as eight homeowners in South Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley will participate. Each home will be equipped with a cistern that can hold nearly 5000 L […]

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County Announces First Stormwater Project Completed Under Public-Private Partnership

On Oct. 8, Prince George’s County announced the completion of the county’s first stormwater retrofit project under the Clean Water Partnership (CWP). The project at Forestville New Redeemer Baptist Church includes installation of pervious pavers, three rain gardens, an infiltration trench, and a bioswale. The project will filter runoff from approximately 1 ha (2.35 ac) and […]

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Improving Water Quality through Faster, Cheaper, Greener Methods

On April 22, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 3 released a guide intended to help Mid-Atlantic communities address water quality challenges through faster, cheaper, and greener methods. The report, “Community Based Public-Private Partnerships (CBP3) and Alternative Market-Based Tools for Integrated Green Stormwater Infrastructure,” is the result of a multi-year effort between EPA Region 3 […]

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Report Examines Market-based Approaches and Private Financing for Green Infrastructure

According to a study funded by the Great Lakes Protection Fund (GLPF), private financing of green infrastructure is being hampered not by a lack of capital but by a shortage of opportunities with enticing returns. This is the leading reason private financiers have been hesitant to invest and implement green infrastructure as a cost-effective solution […]

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Obama Administration Announces Water Finance Center, New Municipal Bond

On Jan. 16, the Obama Administration launched the new Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and announced a new municipal bond to encourage public private partnerships. The announcement took place at the Anacostia River Tunnel Project Site in Washington, D.C., where DC Water is working to reduce the 2 […]

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Corvias Announces Public-Private Partnership Agreement with Prince George’s County

On Nov. 19, Corvias Solutions announced that it has signed a first-of-its-kind, community-based, public-private partnership (P3) with Prince George’s County, Maryland. This $100 million, 30-year partnership comes to fruition after a unanimous decision by the Prince George’s County Council and more than a year’s worth of negotiations. Corvias Solutions is a privately-held company and a […]

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AbTech and Corvias Solutions Sign Agreement for P3 Stormwater Infrastructure Projects

On Aug. 14, AbTech launched a major collaboration effort with Corvias Solutions to develop large stormwater infrastructure projects, particularly under privately financed, public-private partnership (P3) models. AbTech is an environmental technologies and engineering firm known for its polymer and antimicrobial technologies capable of removing bacteria, hydrocarbons, and other pollutants from stormwater and wastewater. Corvias Solutions […]

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Innovative Financing Accelerates Stormwater Management

Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. use innovative financing mechanisms to expand green stormwater infrastructure and meet water protection goals.

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EPA-WEF Webcast Series Addresses P3s for Stormwater Retrofits

This two-hour webcast is the second installment in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Faster-Cheaper-Greener webcast series, hosted in cooperation with the Water Environment Federation.  Presentations will focus on Prince George’s County’s (Md.) stormwater retrofit public-private partnership (P3) model, which has been highlighted by the Obama Administration and EPA as a potential template for addressing […]

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