EPA's Region 6 Office
Serving: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and 66 Tribal Nations
Administered under the NPDES program, EPA intends the term "green infrastructure" to generally refer to systems and practices that use or mimic natural processes to infiltrate, evapotranspirate or reuse stormwater or runoff on the site where it is generated. Green Infrastructure practices such as green roofs, porous pavement, rain gardens, and vegetated swales can produce a variety of environmental benefits. In addition to effectively retaining and infiltrating rainfall, these technologies can simultaneously help filter air pollutants, reduce energy demands, mitigate urban heat islands, and sequester carbon while also providing communities with aesthetic and natural resource benefits. Link to EPA’s main green infrastructure webpage.
- Guides Developed for Green Infrastructure Retrofits
- Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Case Studies
- EPA's Storm Water Management Model (SWMM)
- 17th Annual Stormwater Conf. - Call for Presentations
- STORMCON Call for Abstracts
- STORMCON Call for Posters
- 17th Annual LRGV WQM Conf.
- Watershed Based MS4 permit w/ Post-Constr Standards issued
- SARA LID Manual
- Estimating Predevelopment Hydrology in the MRG Watershed
- 2014 Campus RainWorks Challenge
- GSA Report: The Benefits and Challenges of Green Roofs
- GSA Green Roof Tracker