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NatureWORKS survey seeks to understand green infrastructure needs

Jobs for the Future, a national workforce development nonprofit, has fielded a national online survey of contractors to collect data to better understand the skills, credentials, and potential of the U.S. green infrastructure workforce. This survey is one part of the NatureWORKS study, which is funded by the USDA Forest Service and The Kresge Foundation. […]

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WEF, DC Water partner to create green infrastructure certification program

Effort will support sustainable GI projects and spur economic growth DC Water (Washington, D.C.) and the Water Environment Federation on Feb. 8 announced (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) they are developing a National Green Infrastructure Certification Program. This program, which will be housed within the WEF Stormwater Institute, will certify individuals who install, inspect, and maintain green […]

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DC Water Announces Green Infrastructure Agreement and Training Program

On May 20, DC Water announced an agreement to modify a 2005 consent decree to incorporate large-scale green infrastructure installations into its Clean Rivers Project for the Potomac River and Rock Creek. Complementing this plan, the utility also announced a training and certification program to prepare and hire D.C. residents for green jobs. The $2.6-billion-project […]

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A demonstration of turbulent flow using a Plexiglas flume. Image credit: CDOT

Ramping Up Erosion Control Training for Transportation Projects

Colorado Department of Transportation’s new erosion control training is complimented by a newly renovated facility for hands-on learning.

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StormwaterPA Releases Green Jobs Training Modules

One of the key selling points of green stormwater infrastructure is the creation of green jobs. Some of these jobs are within existing sectors, such as landscaping, paving, and building, but new sectors also are emerging. As demand for these jobs increases, training becomes increasingly more important. StormwaterPA — in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Horticultural […]

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Green Streets, Green Towns, Green Jobs Grant Program Expands

On Sept. 4, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), State of Maryland, and Chesapeake Bay Trust announced the continuation and expansion of the Green Streets, Green Towns, Green Jobs (G3) Initiative. These groups have formed a strong federal-state-and-local partnership, and provided a joint investment of $3.4 million to the G3 Initiative. The goal of the […]

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Water Quality Initiatives in Singapore Promote Sustainable Stormwater Management

Singapore is a low-lying country with abundant rainfall, and during the last 30 years, Singapore’s government has spent more than $2 billion to improve stormwater drainage infrastructure. According to Singapore’s Public Utilities Board (PUB), two-thirds of Singapore’s land surface functions as drinking water catchment areas, making it very important to maintain good water quality. One […]

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Washington State Department of Ecology Offers $7 Million for Stormwater Construction Projects

Cities, towns, counties, and ports covered by Phase I or Phase II municipal stormwater permits in Washington state are encouraged to apply for $7 million in available funds for stormwater construction projects. Applications are due to the Washington State Department of Ecology by June 14. Last year, the Washington State Department of Ecology provided $68 […]

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American Rivers and Green for All Release Reports on Green Infrastructure Maintenance and Green Jobs

On April 11, American Rivers and Green for All announced a report on operations and maintenance of green infrastructure facilities. The report highlights maintenance costs for various types of green infrastructure. In addition, it identifies barriers to green infrastructure maintenance but also highlights success stories and provides recommendations for overcoming such barriers. Limited training and […]

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WEF Launches Water For Jobs Initiative

In a report released in 2011 — Water Works: Rebuilding Infrastructure, Creating Jobs, Greening the Environment— an estimated investment of $188.4 billion is necessary to manage stormwater and preserve water quality. Spread over the next 5 years, this investment could generate $265.6 billion in economic activity and create nearly 1.9 million jobs. Check out this […]

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