Know Your H20, Low Impact Development
October 25 2013

Investing in Natural Infrastructure

by Julia Chunn-Heer

Two major premises of Know Your H2O are integrated water management and the use of practices that more closely mimic nature. It is wonderful to see these concepts gaining traction! A newly published report, Natural Infrastructure: Investing in Forested Landscapes for Source Water Protection in the United States, by the Water Resources Institute details not only the environmental benefits but also the economic benefits of such an approach.

 

"Harnessing the water-related services provided by forests, wetlands, floodplains, and working lands—known as “natural infrastructure”—has a major role to play in combating the water crisis, especially in a period of fiscal austerity." Check out the full report for more.

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