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Category Archives: Infrastructure

Investing In Nature 101: A Triple Win for Cities, Communities, and Developers By Mark Tercek – Forbes.com – October 23, 2017 America has a big infrastructure problem. More precisely, it has a $3.6 trillion problem. That’s what it will take to … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM Losses due to flooding and severe storm events have been and continue to be on the rise due to both naturally occurring extreme weather events and human activity. According to the National Oceanic … Continue reading

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An opinion-editorial by Kevin G. Coulton, PE[1], CFM[2] March 10, 2017 An extended article will appear in ASWM’s March/April issue of Wetland News. [1,225 words] The Trump Administration has announced an “America’s Infrastructure First” policy[3]. While I am supportive of … Continue reading

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The infrastructure opportunity nobody is talking about – yet By Steve Cochran – EDF Voices: People on the Planet – February 28, 2017 In the divisive political atmosphere of 2017, there is one issue that leaders across the spectrum agree … Continue reading

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Why the Headwaters Matter for Natural Infrastructure By Julie Fair – American Rivers Blog – March 10, 2017 When most people think about water infrastructure, they picture reservoirs, canals, and levees. However, the forests, meadows, and snowy mountain peaks above … Continue reading

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Lessons from Oroville: Resilience for Scarcity and Abundance By James Brasuell – Planetizen – February 15, 2017 – Video Is anyone feeling resilient enough to talk about resilience? To add to the overwhelming evidence that 2017 has not been a … Continue reading

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By Jeanne Christie, Executive Director, ASWM This past week I’ve joined many others watching the news unfolding about Oroville dam and its eroding spillway.  The videos of 100,000 cubic feet per second churning over the spillway and down the river … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM The term “natural infrastructure” is interpreted broadly and had been used to describe many different types of infrastructure – from bioswales to living shorelines and from wet meadow restoration to removal of dams … Continue reading

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California Law Recognizes Meadows and Forests as Water Infrastructure By Luke Hunt, Ph.D. – American Rivers – October 4, 2016 California’s vast water infrastructure is likely the most extensive in the world. It includes the tallest dam in the nation … Continue reading

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