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EPA Provides Tool to Help Communities Become More Flood Resilient /Smart growth approaches can help communities prepare for and recover from disaster. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a new tool today to help communities prepare for, deal with and recover from floods. The Flood Resilience Checklist offers strategies that communities can consider, such as conserving land in flood-prone areas; directing new development to safer areas; and using green infrastructure approaches, such as installing rain gardens, to manage stormwater. Click here for more information.


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07/30/14 Brownfields Area-Wide Planning Grants [more]

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07/30/14 EPA Starts Fifth-Annual Energy Star Battle of the Buildings [more]

07/28/14 EPA releases report on revitalizing vacant and abandoned properties [more]

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Sep 03, 2014 Green Infrastructure and Smart Growth (Webinar)

Sep 16, 2014 Webinar: UV Light Treatment of Drinking Water: 240 mgd at a Penny per Household (Webinar)

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