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by CNT

Every day, nearly six billion gallons of expensive, treated water is simply lost. Why? Crumbling infrastructure. Leaky, aging pipes and outdated systems are wasting an estimated 14 to 18 percent of our nation’s daily water use. At the same time,...Read more

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First-of-its-kind analysis that combines insurance and FEMA claims data, property owner surveys, and GIS mapping of flooding in an urban environment. Part of a first phase of research at CNT on the prevalence and cost of flooding to property owners—such...Read more

by CNT, American Rivers, The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative

The guide provides a framework for the long term and predictable implementation of green infrastructure. The concepts were developed around actual on-the-ground work done in Grand Rapids, MI and Milwaukee, WI.Read more

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This survey report provides a baseline of current water loss practices and policies among water supply utilities that can be used to support collaboration in developing strategies for improvement.Read more

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The “Smart Water for Smart Regions” initiative offers a blueprint for the responsible and sustainable utilization of water in the Great Lakes states.Read more

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The purpose of this survey is to develop an understanding of the effect of flooding on Great Lakes cities and to identify strategies to manage the problem. By providing a baseline of practices and policies among municipal stormwater/sewer utilities, the...Read more

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by CNT, CMAP, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant, MPC, Village of Lake Zurich

The report provides objective, external analysis and recommendations to advise the Village of Lake Zurich as it develops an integrated water resources plan.Read more

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A broad analysis that is the first to place an economic value on the numerous benefits provided by green infrastructure. Goals: 1- Inform decision-makers and planners about the multiple benefits green infrastructure delivers to communities, 2- guide communities in valuing...Read more

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This working paper about the benefits of Integrated Resource Planning (IRP) is a part of CNT’s Great Lakes Sustainable Water Planning project.Read more

by CNT, lead author

Reviews current methods, tools and case studies of valuation of the economic and social benefits produced by green infrastructure practices, particularly as they are applied in urban settings.Read more

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