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Stormwater Solutions from Around the Country

Urban Waters Voices Videos
Urban Waters Voices is a series of video interviews featuring locally led efforts to restore urban waters in communities across the United States. These videos feature local efforts and strategies to improve urban water quality while advancing local community priorities.

RiverSmart Homes: Getting Smart about runoff in Washington D.C.
This 12-minute video from 2010 highlights RiverSmart Homes, a program that was launched in 2006 by the District Department of the Environment as a way to combat the Washington, D.C.'s serious stormwater problems and to actively involve the community in the river's restoration. Thanks to this unique urban waters partnership, homeowners in diverse city neighborhoods are enthusiastically adopting environmentally friendly landscaping practices to reduce the effects of stormwater runoff and help bring back the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers, as well as lesser known Rock Creek and Oxon Run.

Reduce Runoff: Slow it Down, Spread it Out, Soak it In
The video highlights green techniques on display in 2008 at the U.S. Botanic Garden's "One Planet – Ours!" Exhibit" and at the U.S. EPA in Washington, D.C., including recently completed cisterns.

National Low Impact Development Atlas
NEMO's National low impact development (LID) Atlas is an online resource providing geo-referenced examples of innovative stormwater practices across the country.

Green For All – Creating Jobs in Green Infrastructure

For more information, contact Patty Gambarini at pgambarini@pvpc.org

Soak Up the Rain is an initiative of the Environmental Protection Agency Region 1
office. For more information, visit www.epa.gov