Low Impact Development Symposium is Aug. 18-21 in St. Paul

The 2013 International Low Impact Development (LID) Symposium will bring together more than 1,000 professionals to share their research, implementation, policy, financing, and education strategies to build and restore cities while protecting our environment. From the Great Lakes to the Mississippi Watershed, every state in the Midwestern United States is…

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Urban Waters Effort Expands with Federal Backing

The Environmental Protection Agency, the White House and other federal departments announced in May they are expanding a program for restoring and improving urban waterways nationwide. What started as a pilot program in seven locations, is now expanding to include 11 more.  Some of the new locations include the Grand…

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6 Latest Trends in Corporate Sustainability

Earlier this month Ernst & Young and GreenBiz Group released a new study, entitled ‘2013 Six Growing Trends in Corporate Sustainability.’ Based primarily on a survey of the GreenBiz Intelligence Panel of executives and thought leaders engaged in sustainability, this study reveals that “companies are increasingly connecting the dots between risk…

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Bringing Back the San Joaquin Valley Floodplain

Healthy floodplains are nature’s buffer against weather extremes. The San Francisco Chronicle reports on an innovative project  in the San Joaquin Valley  combining  flood management with ecosystem restoration.  The plan includes the purchase of an existing ranch by a nonprofit group called River Partners. The $10 million project is expected…

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Flood Risk and the Critical Importance of Healthy Floodplains

The Connecticut River Watershed Council and the Conservation Law Foundation have joined together to look at why Otter Creek in Rutland leapt up as Irene Struck, increasing in flow by nearly 20 times in the space of a little more than a day, while downstream in Middlebury the river rose…

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Assessing Your Flood Risk

With unpredictable weather patterns becoming the new normal, it may be time to take a fresh look at the flood risk for your home or business.   At THI we often work with clients who have concerns about potential flood risks.  Streams, rivers and wetlands do flood, and it’s much more…

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