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Best Management Practices

    Alberta Low Impact Development Partnership

    The mission of the Alberta Low Impact Development Partnership is to protect and maintain the integrity of the natural environment while promoting the growth, prosperity and quality of life of Alberta’s communities. Implementation of low impact development practices will lead to healthier, more sustainable watersheds.

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    Green Infrastructure Wiki

    The Green Infrastructure Wiki is an open source website that promotes the concept of a TABLE OF ELEMENTS to categorize the various dimensions of green infrastructure. The rationale is that green infrastructure needs a conceptual framework that can accommodate the range of scales and functions described by the term. Green Infrastructure Wiki invites user contributions to a green infrastructure framework made up of 5 interconnected systems: habitat, community, water, mobility, and energy & materials.

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    Low Impact Development – 2005 Technical Guidance Manual for Puget Sound

    The Puget Sound Partnership is a community effort of citizens, governments, tribes, scientists and businesses working together to restore and protect Puget Sound. The charge given to the Puget Sound Partnership by Governor Gregoire and the Legislature is to create a real Action Agenda that turns things around and leads to a healthy Puget Sound. The goal is to make Puget Sound healthy again, and create a roadmap for how to get it done. One of the products developed by the Partnership is a Low Impact Development Technical Guidance Manual.

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    Using Rainwater to Grow Livable Communities

    The approach to stormwater management in the United States has evolved from a focus on rapid conveyance and disposal of runoff to an emphasis on using natural systems to minimize hydrologic and pollutant impacts from developed areas. “Using Rainwater to Grow Livable Communities”, a project undertaken by the Water Environment Research Foundation, explored the benefits and key factors influencing the success of stormwater best management practices. In addition, the project developed a website to ease the integration of best practices into development projects.

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    Seattle Area Built Green Website

    Built Green is an environmentally-friendly, non-profit, residential building program of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties, developed in partnership with King County, Snohomish County, and other agencies in Washington State. This website provides consumers with easy-to-understand rating systems, which quantify environmentally friendly building practices for remodeling and new home construction, communities and multifamily development units.

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    The Energy-Water Nexus: Rising Energy Costs Meet Vulnerable Water Supplies

    In the United States, water and wastewater treatment facilities account for 35% of energy used in municipalities. The consequences of the growing electric power and water demands will require more intensive management of water resources, greater integration between water and energy planning, more watershed or regional planning, and new science and technology to meet these needs.

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    Urban Watersheds Research Institute

    Urban Watersheds Research Institute (UWRI) is a Colorado Non-Profit Corporation whose mission is to provide professional resources through seminars, conferences, research, technical support, scholarships, intern programs and other related activities to scientists, engineers and other professionals involved in the planning, designing and managing of urban watersheds, their water resources and ecologies.

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