Sustainable Waters – A Water Plan for the 22nd Century – Austin 100-year water plan

Brian Richter, President of Sustainable Waters and Greenleaf Board Member, writes on his blog on the City of Austin’s 100-year water plan. The Water Forward plan looks to provide clean, safe, reliable, high quality, sustainable, and affordable water services to Austin for the next 100+ years. The objectives in developing this plan were water reliability, […]

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Brian Richter – The Great Race Between Water Conservation and Climate Change

Brian Richter, President of Sustainable Waters and Greenleaf Board Member, writes on his blog the importance of water conservation in the face of climate change. Increasing temperatures will create greater demands on water for agricultural and landscape irrigation. In a 2017 paper titled “Opportunities for saving and reallocating agricultural water to alleviate water scarcity” Brian […]

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Opti hosts Stormwater Workshop in Chicago on Using Technology for Smart Watershed Management

This workshop was the third in a series funded by the Great Lakes Protection Fund to advance the adoption of technology for enhanced water quality and flood control benefits to communities in the region. With a focus on optimizing stormwater storage assets, presentations were made by several leaders on regional drivers with insight into how […]

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An Assessment of the Impacts of Climate Change on the Great Lakes released today

An Assessment of the Impacts of Climate Change on the Great Lakes released today March 21, 2019 Today Greenleaf Board member, Dr. Don Wuebbles, released “An Assessment of the Impacts of Climate Change on the Great Lakes,” which he led with many Scientists and Experts from Universities and Institutions in the Great Lakes Region, sponsored […]

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Resources for the Future initiates its economic research platform on water

Greenleaf co-hosted a Chicago roundtable on September 27th (one of five nationally) to aid Resources for the Future, an independent research institution in Washington, DC, in establishing its new water resources research initiative. We convened experts from the Midwest on urban water infrastructure needs, prioritizing the availability of safe, affordable water, and the mitigation of […]

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Opti and Greenleaf Advisors Announce Partnership to Bring Innovation to Stormwater Management in Illinois

OptiRTC, Inc. (Opti) today announced a partnership with Greenleaf Advisors to serve as an extension of its go-to-market team and expand its presence across Illinois. Through this partnership, Greenleaf will assist in bringing Opti’s cloud-based solutions for improved stormwater management to public entities serving communities and commercial landowners in the region.

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Work on Public-Private Partnerships Initiative in the Great Lakes to address green stormwater infrastructure

Greenleaf Advisors has assisted Environmental Consulting and Technology (ECT) in evaluating market-based approaches to green infrastructure and to review reports including “Assessing the Market Size for Large-Scale Green Infrastructure in the Great Lakes Basin.” The P3GreatLakes Initiative, led by ECT and funded by the Great Lakes Protection Fund, addresses the investment gap between federal funding for infrastructure and actual infrastructure needs in the Great Lakes basin.

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