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Webinar: Water Law

Webinar: Water Law Join the Partnership for Water on August 19th for a look into the fascinating world of Water Law, presented by water law expert, Adam Gravley (Van Ness Feldman)! Topics will include an overview of Western water laws, … Continue reading

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Green Infrastructure Symposium

DuPage County Stormwater Management and The Conservation Foundation are pleased to present a free symposium on February 27th for contractors and municipal staff to take an in-depth look at three green infrastructure practices. This half-day symposium will provide information that … Continue reading

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Let it rain: Five different approaches to stormwater management

By Robert White April’s big storm served as an inconvenient but potent reminder that Chicagoland flood risk is a serious concern. Issues like climate change, development and aging infrastructure regularly underscore our assumptions that in the future, big storms like April’s … Continue reading

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Regulations and Ordinances: A Nuisance or Vital Conservation Tool?

 By Rachel Carnahan Many people don’t give much thought to the regulations and ordinances that govern their water use. The largest impact they see is that they can probably only water their lawn on certain days. However, there is a … Continue reading

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Green Infrastructure in the Emerald City

By Alex Murray This is the first of a series of blog posts written by students from the University of Chicago Environment Agriculture & Food Working Group as part of MPC’s research project on stormwater incentive programs. “Does it really … Continue reading

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Where does the water go?: A visit with the water level wizards at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District

By Abby Crisostomo When it comes to water resources in Chicago, most people think immediately of Lake Michigan. But increasingly, the rivers, creeks, canals and channels that weave throughout the region are getting their day in the sun – from … Continue reading

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Rainwater Cities of the (Near) Future

By Shannon Madden In a highly urban environment like northeast Illinois, we’re used to managing stormwater by sending it down the drain as fast as possible with gutters, pipes, and pavement. But since we pay to capture, convey, and treat … Continue reading

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It’s not easy selling green (infrastructure)

By Abby Crisostomo Kirsten Bjork and Bill Brown purchased their first home in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood in May 2012, and like many first-time homeowners, they immediately started dreaming about home improvements. When they received a postcard from the Metropolitan … Continue reading

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Unseasonable Chicago weather highlights need for resilient water infrastructure

By Abby Crisostomo If you’re like me, you may have woken up the last couple mornings to get ready for your day and been a bit confused about how to deal with the weather. Do I bundle up in my … Continue reading

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Green Thumb Thursdays – Design Your Garden

As part of the Blue Island, Blue Water rain barrel and rain garden initiative, a new series on gardening kicks off this Thursday, January 17, 2013 in the City of Blue Island’s northeast neighborhood. All are welcome to attend. Last … Continue reading

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