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Washington, D.C., residents ranging from 14 to 24 years old attend a lecture about careers in green infrastructure as part of the annual Green Zone Environmental Program. (Photo courtesy Seth Brown)

Introducing tomorrow’s technicians to green infrastructure

By Seth Brown “So it’s like a sponge?” a 17 year-old asks with a questioning look on her face. “Yes, that’s a perfect way to think of it,” replies Dwane Jones, director of the Center for Sustainable Development at the University of the District of Columbia. This interaction is typical of the exchanges that occurred […]

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DC Water, WEF launch National Green Infrastructure Certification Program website

In July, DC Water and the Water Environment Federation (WEF) launched a website for the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP). This program, which is in development, is a national certification for green infrastructure (GI) construction, inspection, and maintenance workers. The website, www.ngicp.org, is the best resource for the latest program news and updates; access […]

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Grants recipient list released for stormwater projects

In its latest effort to preserve and improve the health of vital waterways, the Chesapeake Bay Trust and the Environmental Protection Agency will bestow grants totaling over $800,000 to 17 organizations from Pennsylvania to Southern Virginia through the partnership’s annual “Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Towns” (G3) program. The grant, which funds implementation of projects […]

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NGICP Job Task Analysis Survey Open Now

Do you or someone you know construct, inspect or maintain green infrastructure, such as rain gardens, vegetated stormwater planter boxes and trenches, bioswales, green (or blue) roofs, pervious pavement, stormwater wetlands, rain barrels, cisterns, dry wells, etc.? If so, please complete or forward the Job Task Analysis survey by May 18, 2016. The District of […]

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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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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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