NRDC profiles 14 North American cities’ approach to storm water runoff

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When it rains heavily in a big city, what happens to the water tells a larger story about resources and pollution.

The Natural Resource Defense Council has released a report that profiles 14 North American cities and their different approaches to solving the problem of storm water runoff.

Read NRDC’s “Rooftops to Rivers II” here.

A recent shift toward green infrastructure has helped promote the idea of catching water where it lands and using it as a resource rather than treating it as a burden to be redirected into sewers. [Audio below]