Promoting the widespread use of Green Stormwater Infrastructure to help mitigate climate change impacts, improve water quality discharged into local waterways and the Bay, and realize a variety of ancillary co-benefits.
Urban Greening Bay Area is a collaborative effort to re-envision Bay Area urban landscapes with widespread green infrastructure in order to:
With SF Bay Area population growth projections from seven to nine million people by 2040, many water-related challenges are emerging. These challenges include competition for safe, reliable drinking water, on-going environmental impacts of chemical products (past, present, and future), and continued development pressure.
The San Francisco Estuary Partnership (SFEP) is working with the San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) and several Bay Area municipalities to advance regional capacity for Green Infrastructure in a programmatic approach with three tracks:, , and . The US EPA is funding Phase 2 of the project, expected to complete on December 30, 2019. The initial , which began on July 1, 2015, was funded by the State Water Resources Control Board.
Water Quality and Quantity