Localized green stormwater infrastructure strategies are climate resilient water management solutions that can help local water leaders address public health and equity challenges in their community. WaterNow’s Tap into Resilience initiative provides water leaders resources they need to invest in these affordable, multiple benefit strategies.
To help water managers and decision-makers capture these climate, health, and equity benefits, on this webinar, we will:
- Introduce WaterNow’s Tap into Resilience initiative
- Cover the in-depth resources included in the TiR Toolkit
- Explore green stormwater infrastructure – what is it and where these strategies have been deployed to create climate resilience
- Dive into the public health equity benefits of GSI, including cooling and greening at-risk neighborhoods
Participants will also have an opportunity to ask our speakers questions and gain access to practical resources, including the Tap into Resilience Toolkit, for making localized GSI investments.
Hannah Grooms, Senior Project Manager, Greenprint Partners
Hannah joined Greenprint Partners with great excitement to be managing projects that help communities improve their public health, climate change resiliency, and economies through the use of green stormwater infrastructure. Prior to joining, she worked as a water resources engineer in both the private and public sector. Hannah is a registered professional engineer in the state of Illinois and holds an MS in Environmental Engineering, with a specialization in Public Health, from Northwestern University.
Dr. Georges Benjamin, Executive Director, American Public Health Association
Georges Benjamin is known as one of the nation’s most influential physician leaders because he speaks passionately and eloquently about the health issues having the most impact on our nation today. From his firsthand experience as a physician, he knows what happens when preventive care is not available and when the healthy choice is not the easy choice. As executive director of APHA since 2002, he is leading the Association’s push to make America the healthiest nation in one generation.
Caroline Koch, Water Policy Specialist, WaterNow Alliance. Caroline is an environmental attorney with broad experience. In her role at WaterNow, she focuses on identifying and clearing policy and legal barriers to implementation of sustainable water management practices through toolkit development, legislative and administrative advocacy, and policy white papers.
Lindsay Rogers, CO Basin Program Manager, WaterNow Alliance. Lindsay began working for WaterNow Alliance in 2016 as a Program Associate, providing research, operations, and event management support. She has since taken on a role as WaterNow’s Colorado Basin Program Manager in Denver, executing on projects and policy initiatives in Colorado and other Basin states.