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 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 with three programmatic tracks:, , and in a programmatic approach. The US EPA is funding this phase (Phase 2) of the project, while the initial was funded by the State Water Resources Control Board.
Water Quality and Quantity