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Rx for Hot Cities: Urban Greening and Cooling to Reduce Heat-Related Mortality in Los Angeles and Beyond

Across the country, a number of cities are setting ambitious tree canopy goals to fight the trend of a decline in tree canopy. Among the many causes of canopy loss, development is a key driver, and is one that communities can significantly influence...

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7/24/20

 

 
A GIS-Based Framework Creating Green Stormwater Infrastructure Inventory Relevant to Surface Transportation Planning

The stormwater runoff that carries pollutants from the land adjacent to road transportation
systems may impair the water environment and threaten the ecosystem and human health. A proper management approach like green stormwater infrastructure (...

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6/26/19

 

 
Climate Action & Adaptation Plans

A strategic framework for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to the impacts of climate change. Cities utilize climate action plans as roadmaps for achieving emissions reductions and improving community resilience. Here, there are several...

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4/15/19
Leaving No One Behind: The United Nations World Water Development Report 2019

The 2019 edition of the World Water Development Report focuses on the theme of “Leaving No One Behind”. It argues that fulfilling the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation for all can also significantly contribute to the achievement of the...

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4/5/19

 

 
Lessons Learned on Integrating Water Quality and Nature‐based Approaches into Hazard Mitigation Plans

This webcast will look at two completed pilot projects that have successfully integrated watershed planning, green infrastructure practices and source water protection into FEMA hazard mitigation plans. Learn about how these communities are sharing the...

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3/25/19

 

 
Testing an Automated Irrigation System Based on Leaching Fraction Testing and Weather in a Container Nursery

Irrigation scheduling in container nurseries is challenging due to the wide range of plant production conditions that must be accounted for at any given time. An irrigation scheduling system should also consider weather affecting evapotranspiration to...

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2/19/19

 

 
Mainstreaming Potable Water Reuse in the United States: Strategies for Leveling the Playing Field

As interest in potable water reuse intensifies among municipal utilities, state and federal governments, researchers, and supporting organizations, significant effort has been focused on technical objectives related to ensuring system performance and...

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4/27/18
Storm Smart Cities: Integrating Green Infrastructure into Local Hazard Mitigation Plans

Communities across the United States are facing a variety of challenges, from outdated infrastructure, to water quality protection, to the need to increase community resilience and mitigate the impacts of...

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4/13/18
Bellevue Botanical Garden-Sample Work Load Plan

This is a sample work load planning spreadsheet from Bellevue Botanical Gardens. This is a tool they use to help with maintenance management and with projections/justifications for staffing new garden areas as they build out their master plan. ...

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2/28/18
Urban Water Blueprint

This report addresses a critical issue facing mayors in cities around the world: access to clean and adequate water supplies. The growth of urban populations, coupled with incidences of sudden climate stress and long-term land degradation of drinking...

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11/15/17
Review of the Available Literature and Data on the Runoff and Pollutant Removal Capabilities of Urban Trees

The Center for Watershed Protection reviewed a total of 159 publications to evaluate the research questions defined in the scope of this project:

1. What is the effectiveness of urban tree planting on reducing runoff, nutrient and sediment?...

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11/15/17
A Compass for Progress in Plant Collections Management

The Plant Collections Network coordinates plant germplasm preservation and promotes excellence in plant collections management. Its written application and peer review process is the recognized standard among public gardens seeking Nationally...

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7/9/17
Climate is Changing Collections Management

As climate change places continued pressure upon wild-plant populations, botanical gardens and arboreta become increasingly indispensable conservation agents. Not only are collection managers faced with harder...

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9/24/16