The Stormwater Compliance Paradox

October 13, 2016

“Albina Triangle.” Green Streets RSS. The City of Portland, Oregon, n.d. Web. 13 Oct. 2016.  Regulatory compliance has been the goal for stormwater management since combined sewer overflows became the focus of regulation in the 1980s and Municipal Separated Storm Sewer (MS4) permits in the 1990s and 2000s. The compliance threshold has been to demonstrate… Read more »

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EI Leads Stormwater Cost-Benefit Analysis for City of San Diego

October 3, 2016

San Diego’s coastline and water resources are crucial to its attractiveness and economic vitality. Yet, the initial estimate to meet beach and stream water quality standards for bacteria exceeded $3 billion. Environmental Incentives is leading the team to evaluate the economic benefits from improving water quality, including recreation, increased property values and reduced health care… Read more »

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EIP Project Tracker Offers Window to Tahoe’s Restoration

December 9, 2015

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, a long-time client of Environmental Incentives, published a press release yesterday announcing the availability of the Lake Tahoe EIP Project Tracker. This new system puts comprehensive information about “Lake-Saving Projects” funded through the Lake Tahoe Environmental Improvement Program (EIP) at the fingertips of local …

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Tahoe – Lake Clarity Crediting Program Version 2.0

August 26, 2015

The Lake Clarity Crediting Program represents the foundation of Environmental Incentives’ performance driven conservation approach for watershed and stormwater management. The Lake Tahoe Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) uses the Crediting Program to determine progress toward meeting water quality restoration goals. Further, the municipal stormwater (MS4) permits in California …

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