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Change agents: On the front lines of climate mitigation and adaptation

Cityvision magazine (September/October 2015) explores the primary strategies for addressing climate impacts including mitigation (reducing greenhouse gases) and adaptation (preparing for changes already under way).

Categories: Cityvision, Environment

Circle of life: Thriving through sustainable development

Cityvision magazine (July/August 2014) highlights how cities are dealing with flood containment, water quality management, or recreational access. Plus perspectives on stormwater management, SEPA changes, and state energy efficiency grants.

LID video series

This video series helps local governments with the code review and update process for managing stormwater, explaining what low impact development (LID) is and how these stormwater permit requirements present both new opportunities and challenges for local governments.

Low impact development: Code update and integration

This recorded webinar helps elected officials, public works directors, and planning commissioners prepare for the regulatory changes to the current NPDES permit that make low impact development (LID) the preferred and commonly used stormwater management approach.

Open Data Portal

Research and data for fact-based decision making, Data is presented in tabular, map and graphic formats on timely topics ranging from city election results to utility rate trends to recreational marijuana revenues.

Sharing the well: How cities are planning for future water needs

Cityvision magazine (September/October 2011) focuses on city water needs including water rights, innovative storage, and reclamation technology.

Sound choices/connections: Protecting Puget Sound through local government decisions

County and city elected officials and staff from the Puget Sound region gathered in SeaTac on May 29, 2015, to share land use, stormwater and other approaches to protecting Puget Sound.

Stormwater program

Learn about best practices for an effective stormwater program.

Categories: Environment