Creating Clean Water Cash Flows: Developing Private Markets for Green Stormwater Infrastructure in Philadelphia
NatLab Report Highlights Strategies for Green Infrastructure Finance
“Investments in stormwater and sewer infrastructure are becoming a top priority for municipal decision-makers as they brace for more frequent severe weather events. But what will those infrastructure investments look like? How will cities pay for them?,” writes Alisa Valderrama in an article posted on the National Resources Defense Council Staff Blog.
After posing this question, she then describes the findings presented in a report released by a consortium comprised of the Natural Resources Defense Council, The Nature Conservancy, and EKO Asset Management Partners.
Creating Clean Water Cash Flows
“(The) report analyzes the economics of green infrastructure retrofits on existing private property. The report also provides extensive analysis of policy strategies to attract private investors to green infrastructure.”
“Although the report focuses on the case of Philadelphia, the basic project economics and financing strategies highlighted in the report are relevant for any city that is looking to leverage private capital in reaching its green infrastructure goals. These strategies have the potential to save money, green cities, and reduce water pollution in hundreds of cities nationwide.” concludes Alisa Valderrama.
To Learn More:
To read the complete post by Alisa Valderrama, click on NatLab Report Highlights Strategies for Green Infrastructure Finance.
To download a copy of the report click on Creating Clean Water Cash Flows: Developing Private Markets for Green Stormwater Infrastructure in Philadelphia.