Putting Green to Work: Green Infrastructure on the Rise from Coast-to-Coast
21st Century Solutions
“From coast to coast, demand for green infrastructure is higher than ever. That's the finding of Putting Green to Work: Economic Recovery Investments for Clean and Reliable Water, a new report by American Rivers, detailing the US$1.2 billion allotted to green infrastructure, water and energy efficiency, and environmental innovation through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act,” writes Katherine Baer, Senior Director of American River's Clean Water Program.
“We are at a crossroads today in how we manage our water systems. Traditional water infrastructure will continue to play a role, but much of it is static, solves only a single problem, and requires a huge expense to build and maintain. We must move from old 19th century infrastructure to a combination of green and traditional infrastructure that will meet the needs of the 21st century.”
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Posted February 2011