On June 8, the WEF Stormwater Institute will present the webcast, Working with the Market for Green Stormwater Infrastructure. Stormwater managers must meet broad watershed goals, provide benefits to the local community, remain flexible in the face of a changing climate, and manage costs. Green infrastructure can provide these benefits. This webcast will present creative ways to raise the necessary capital to institute those projects.
Based on a new report
This webcast will summarize highlights from a new report, Economic Instruments to Support Investment in Green Stormwater Infrastructure, released in April by Storm and Stream Solutions LLC (Springfield, Va.) and Willamette Partnership (Portland, Ore.), in collaboration with the WEF Stormwater Institute. The development of the report included an interactive 2-day workshop with more than 40 professionals from the stormwater, water quality trading, and environmental markets sectors.
The webcast will explore a suite of policy tools, known as “economic instruments,” that deliberately work within the market. Speakers will focus on specific examples including incentives, rebate programs, trading, and mitigation programs, along with policy barriers and opportunities to widespread implementation of these approaches.
- Carrie Sanneman, clean water program manager, Willamette Partnership;
- Seth Brown, principal/founder, Storm and Stream Solutions LLC;
- Janet Clements, senior water resource economist, Corona Environmental Consulting LLC (Rockland, Mass.);
- Ken Susilo, senior principal water resources engineer, Geosyntec Consultants (Washington, D.C.); and
- Sandra K. Ralston (Moderator), principal, Consensus LLC (Annapolis, Md.).