Green vs. Grey Approaches to Storm Water

Hi all.  That was a good discussion today about networked and decentralized ways of using engineered natural systems to deal with urban storm water run-off. (Phew, what a mouthful!)  If any of you are tempted to read a bit more, check out this new post over at Yale's E360.  

Dave Levitan does a great job summing up the surge of interest in bioswails and other engineered natural system across the US. He also gets into some of the issues around cost and co-benefits that we discussed.  My one critique is that there isn't enough about the governance challenges that come with these systems.  As we discussed, creating this type of decentralized system involves a whole array of public and private actors. 

There are hints of that complexity in the article, but I was left wanting more. 

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