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Costs and Benefits of Green Stormwater Infrastructure

  • 11/19/2015
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Washington Group
Hosted by Idaho Rivers United

Boise-based economist Evan Hjerpe, executive director of Conservation Economics Institute, will present new Idaho Rivers United research on the costs and benefits of green storm-water infrastructure in the Boise urban area. You can read the report here: Green Stormwater Infrastructure Economics in the Boise Urban Area.

Communities in the Boise area and beyond face significant costs to modernize storm-water management to better deal with flooding and to reduce water pollution. There are a number of new storm-water management techniques that public and private storm-water managers can select, including many referred to in the industry as Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI).

The new report commissioned by Idaho Rivers United and prepared by Conservation Economics Institute examines the cost effectiveness of four types of green storm water infrastructure and two traditional infrastructure analogues. The costs and benefits of GSI vary considerably by region, and this is the first analysis focused on the Boise urban area.

The research was made possible with generous support from the Bullitt Foundation, Ada County Highway District, COMPASS, City of Boise, Garden City, Idaho Transportation Department and Drainage District #3.

Please bring your lunch or pick one up in the Café. The program will start at noon.

Washington Group: 720 Park Boulevard Boise, ID, 83712

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