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  • Boulder Water Utility: Avoiding too much and too little water

    Boulder, CO, USA

    City of Boulder Water Utility and the City's community partners work together to provide local community-based water conservation services and establish and manage greenways to combat the City's challenges with both drought and fl...

    General Fund/Existing Public Funds
    Design-Build-Operate-Maintain Contracts
    City of Boulder Public Works Department Utility Division
  • San Antonio Water System reduces water usage nearly 50% through conservation measures

    San Antonio, TX, USA

    A “conservation first” approach that treats conservation as a source of water supply. This includes three primary strategies: (1) education and outreach, (2) financial incentives, and (3) reasonable regulation.

    Utility rates
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    Barbados Coastal Infrastructure Program improves shorelines & expands local economic development


    To protect natural resources, a primary driver for economic opportunity tied to tourism, IADB helped Barbados invest in significant shoreline stabilization and erosion control projects, especially in the Holetown Beach area.

    Bonds & Loans
  • Creating protective infrastructure to reduce coastal risk, enhance aquatic habitat, and foster social resilience

    Staten Island, NY, USA

    Located off the southernmost point in New York City, Living Breakwaters is an innovative resilient infrastructure designed to reduce coastal risk, enhance aquatic ecosystems, and foster access, education, and stewardship. The proj...

    Federal grants
    State and local grants
    NY Governor's Office of Storm Recovery w/ support from NYC Mayor’s Office and Dpt of Parks and Recreation
  • Creating a linear forest-in-the-city to combat urban heat island effect, enhance the urban experience and increase habitat value.

    Buffalo, NY, USA

    The Buffalo Niagara Medical Center Streetscape (BNMC) transforms a monotonous and ecologically barren urban environment into a linear forest-in-the-city. A tiered system of vegetation increases permeability while cooling the space...

    Public Private Partnership
    Federal grants
    City of Buffalo, New York State Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration
  • Stormwater Capture, Habitat Restoration, and Learning Center on Recycled Water Campus

    Pico Rivera, CA, USA

    The GRIP AWTF will not only provide a sustainable water supply, but will also create a park-like open space and education facilities with public amenities. The site will include low-impact development and stormwater capture featur...

    Revolving loan funds
    Design-Build Contracts
    Public Works
  • Sherman Island 600 Acre Wetland Restoration To Improve Water Quality

    Rio Vista, CA 94571, USA

    Creation of 650 acres of permanent managed wetland units with earthen compacted berms. An existing scour pond was filled in with fill material. Great Lakes E&I also constructed an aggregate base road, installed water control struc...

    General Fund/Existing Public Funds
    State and local grants
    California Department of Water Resources
  • San Jose Environmental Innovation Center

    San Jose, CA, USA

    San José Environmental Innovation Center, built on a reclaimed brownfield, includes field and real-world scale demonstration access for entrepreneurs building smart and sustainable city solutions.

    General Fund/Existing Public Funds
    Public Private Partnership
    Federal grants
    State and local grants
    Utility rates
    Environmental Services Department
  • Sleepy Hollow Detention Basin Retrofit

    The Sleepy Hollow Detention basin is a 6.3-acre detention basin located in a residential neighborhood in Elk Grove, CA. The detention basin was originally designed to manage stormwater runoff and provide flood control protection t...

  • East Kolkata Wetlands

    The East Kolkata Wetlands (EKW) is a complex of natural and human-made wetlands covering over 48 square miles to the east of Kolkata (Calcutta) in India that serve as the only sewage treatment facility in the city. Unlike typical ...

  • Alligator Bend Marsh

    Lake Borgne, E, LA, USA

    Coastal restoration and rehabilitation project in coastal Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina, including a foreshore rock dike and vegetative plantings along the shoreline of Lake Borgne.

    General Fund/Existing Public Funds
  • NAS Patuxent River Shoreline Protection Projects

    22580 Cedar Point Rd, Patuxent River, MD 20670, USA

    Innovative partnership led by the U.S. Navy to restore marine habitat.

    Public Private Partnership
  • Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge Restoration

    Milton, DE 19968, USA

    After Hurricane Sandy severely damaged the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, rather than repair and maintain the refuge in its existing form (an artificial freshwater habitat), the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service determined the be...

    Federal grants
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) - not local government
  • Godmanchester Flood Risk Management Scheme

    Atkins was the design consultant and CDM-Coordinator on this award winning flood risk management scheme. Situated on the River Great Ouse in Cambridgeshire, the small town of Godmanchester is steeped in Saxon and Roman history. Af...

  • Bird Colony Island Shoreline Protection Services

    This project for Sarasota County involved stabilizing the shorelines of three mangrove islands in the Intracoastal Waterway just south of the Siesta Drive bridge. This area had experienced a considerable amount of erosion due to c...