To prevent the discharge of untreated sewage during storm events, municipalities face enormous costs to repair and upgrade water systems. Investments in green stormwater infrastructure offer the promise of meeting regulatory requirements for clean water while enhancing urban sustainability and resilience.
If “historic” and “landmark” are missing from your dictionary, it’s no wonder. They could use a break. Kudos are being heaped from quarters far and wide about the outcomes of COP21. But there are also sobering times ahead, by some reporters’ accounts.