Green infrastructure to help water resources

An enormous database of green infrastructure projects that successfully and sustainably manage stormwater resources has been established by the American Society for Landscape Architects at the request of US Environmental Protection Agency.  The database of 465 projects in 43 states and Canada can be found at http://www.asla.org/ContentDetail.aspx?id=31301

The database includes projects in many sectors including industrial, commercial, multifamily and single family residential, institutional, open space and parks, mixed use, education, parks, and transportation corridors. Most of the projects have elements that could be reproduced anywhere in North America but it is pleasing to note that seven of the projects are located in Canada.

Stormwater and protection of ground and surface water resources are issues of rapidly increasing importance. GallonDaily commends this database to planners and engineers involved with projects that involve management of stormwater runoff.

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