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Rooftops to Rivers

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ROOFTOPS TO RIVERS
Green Strategies for Controlling Stormwater andCombined Sewer Overflows
Project Design and Direction
Nancy Stoner, Natural Resources Defense Council
 Authors
Christopher Kloss, Low Impact Development CenterCrystal Calarusse, University of Maryland School of Public Policy
N
atural
R
esources
D
efense
C
ouncil
June 2006
 
ABOUT NRDC
The Natural Resources Defense Council is a national nonprofit environmental organization with more than 1.2million members and online activists. Since 1970, ourlawyers, scientists, and other environmental specialists haveworked to protect the world’s natural resources, public health, and the environment. NRDC has officesin NewYorkCity, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Beijing. Visitusat www.nrdc.org.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
NRDC wishes to acknowledge the support of The McKnight Foundation; The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation;The Joyce Foundation; The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Inc.; The Marpat Foundation; The Morris and GwendolynCafritz Foundation; Prince Charitable Trusts; The Mary Jean Smeal Family Fund; The Brico Fund, Inc.; The SummitFund of Washington; The Naomi and Nehemiah Cohen Foundation; and The Jelks Family Foundation, Inc.
NRDC Director of Communications:
Phil Gutis
NRDC Publications Manager:
Alexandra Kennaugh
NRDC Publications Editor:
Lisa Goffredi
Production:
Bonnie Greenfield
Cover Photo:
©2006 Corbis. View of Arlington, Virginia, seen from across the Potomac River in Washington, D.C.
Copyright 2006 by the Natural Resources Defense Council.For additional copies of this report, send $5.00 plus $3.95 shipping and handling to NRDC Reports Department, 40 West 20th Street, New York, NY10011. Californiaresidents must add 7.5% sales tax. Please make checks payable to NRDC in U.S. dollars.This report is printed on paper that is 100 percent post-consumer recycled fiber, processed chlorine free.
 
Peer ReviewersivExecutive SummaryvChapter 1: Introduction1Chapter 2: The Growing Problem of Urban Stormwater2Chapter 3: Controlling Stormwater in Urban Environments6Chapter 4: Economic Benefits of Green Solutions11Chapter 5: Policy Recommendations for Local Decision Makers13Chapter 6: Conclusion16Chapter 7: Case Studies17
Chicago, Illinois17Milwaukee, Wisconsin20Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania22Portland, Oregon24Rouge River Watershed, Michigan27Seattle, Washington29Toronto, Ontario, Canada31Vancouver, B.C., Canada33Washington, D.C.37
Appendix: Additional Online Resources40Endnotes43
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