Nothing About Us Without Us

Communities across the US are more and more frequently impacted by climate change and increasingly face problems like property damage and health and safety issues as a result of flooding and extreme heat. Inadequate wastewater treatment and lack of access … Continued

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Equitable Development for Urban Waters

Understanding Gentrification and Preventing Displacement New development projects in urban waters communities—like river restoration and the creation of greenspaces—are intended to create more sustainable and resilient communities; but the impacts often result in a reduced sense of belonging for long-time … Continued

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Restoration and Resilience in NYC

Bronx and Harlem River Watersheds Urban Waters Federal Partnership The Bronx and Harlem River Watersheds Urban Waters Federal Partnership was designed to reconnect marginalized communities in the Bronx to healthy and clean waterways and riverfronts. The Partnership is led by … Continued

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Managing Urban Litter

Resources and Case Studies Successful litter management projects include a mix of strategies such as source prevention, citizen science, community education, partnerships, and research. While these are often used together, each of the highlighted programs have strengths that make them … Continued

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Community Solutions for Urban Flood Resilience

Snapshots from the Urban Waters Learning Network Building flood resilience—like water—can take many shapes. Members of the Urban Waters Learning Network (UWLN) are working on community solutions for urban flood resilience. Community engagement and education, green infrastructure, and habitat restoration are … Continued

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Renew the Blue River

Blue River (MO) Urban Waters Federal Partnership Since 2011, the EPA Urban Waters Federal Partnership program has expanded to 20 different locations nationwide. In June 2013, the Blue River in Kansas City, MO became a federal partnership location, setting out … Continued

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Urban Water Quality and Public Health

Raising awareness in three Urban Waters Learning Network locations The story map from the Urban Waters Learning Network highlights three unique water quality projects by Groundwork Denver, Heal the Bay, and NY/NJ Baykeeper. All three organizations are working toward healthier … Continued

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Green Spaces for Urban Communities

Project Highlights of the Urban Waters Learning Network Read about how three Urban Waters Learning Network organizations–Groundwork Hudson Valley, The Conservation Fund, and Groundwork Richmond–are working to create more green spaces in communities most affected by environmental injustices. Click Here … Continued

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