Topic 3: Stormwater Pollution
What, where, and how communities build will affect their residents’ lives including access to clean water. More pavement and non-porous surfaces mean less area where water can soak into the ground, where it recharges our water supplies and nurtures ecosystems. Stormwater that isn’t absorbed runs over these developed areas, picking up contaminants and sediments that eventually flow into rivers and streams.
• In light of the principles of smart growth, including green infrastructure, what practices or approaches have you seen in urban settings that have been effective in supporting achievement of the CWA goals?
• What additional practices or approaches do you believe hold potential to support achievement of CWA goals?
• What actions can EPA and others take to promote these practices or approaches in support of achievement of CWA goals?
For more detail about why and how conference participants will be approaching this topic, please see the Discussion Document at right.
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