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Global Water Security: Sustainable Strategies in a Changing Climate

Adam Freed, director of The Nature Conservancy’s Securing Water strategy, will give a talk on global water security. Adam Freed is the Director of The Nature Conservancy’s Securing Water Strategy. In this role, Adam develops partnerships to create innovative funding … 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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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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2013 Environmental Grant Program open for applications

Illinois American Water is now accepting applications for the 2013 Environmental Grant Program. They are seeking innovative and collaborative programs that result in positive and sustainable environmental changes. Watershed protection activities, biodiversity projects and hazardous waste collection efforts are just … Continue reading

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You Get What You Pay For: Emerging Solutions to Common Resource Problems

By Matt Harrison Climate change and resource depletion threaten the security and vitality of communities across the nation. Many areas face dwindling water supplies and urban sprawl that consumes rural land and natural resources. The term “ecosystem services” describes the … Continue reading

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