Author: Surabhi

Virtual Workshop: Virtual Workshop on Green Infrastructure Approaches for Stormwater Management-Case Studies from Municipalities and Homeowners

Presentation 1: Case Study of the Berry Brook Watershed Green Infrastructure Approaches, New Hampshire (Jolyne Hebert, Shediac Bay Watershed Association) Presentation 2: Techniques for creating Rain Gardens (Brittany Cormier, Petitcodiac Watershed Alliance) Breakout Room 1: Overcoming & Communicating Financial Barriers

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Rain Gardens: Advantages

Some of the mane advantages of rain gardens include: Filter run-off pollutants Reduce flooding Remove standing water from your area, hence reducing risk of mosquito breeding Creating habitat fore bees and birds Recharge groundwater Water conservation  

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Why are Rain Gardens important?

Storm water run-off from impermeable pavements like driveways collect pollutants, dirt, bacteria; all of which enters drains and ultimately the nearby streams before being treated. When the water flows through rain gardens, most of this water gets treated before entering

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Introduction to Rain Gardens

A rain garden is a shallow depression that is planted with deep-rooted native plants and grasses. Rain gardens are used for storm water management from lawns, driveways, etc. Rain gardens hold water for a short time, are are mostly dry

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Rain Gardens Course

Course Outline: Introduction to Rain Gardens: What is a rain garden? What are some of the benefits and challenges associated with rain gardens? Steps Involved in installing Rain Gardens: Site analysis, technical details (e.g. size, soil, depth, etc.), installation process,

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Introduction to Climate Risks

Climate Change is one of the greatest threat we face with its effects ranging from extreme weather events like wildfires, sea-level rise, coastal erosion, flooding to indirect impacts like health effects, migration, and the list goes one. To read more

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Natural Infrastructure 101

About the Course:  This 1-hour pre-recorded course, will help you gain knowledge of nature-based solutions to climate change adaptation. Course Overview: Introduction to Climate Change Impacts of Climate Change: Perspectives from Atlantic Canada Sea Level Rise Coastal Erosion River Flooding

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Coastal Restoration

About the Course Are you an engineer, land-use planner or a member of an environmental organization? Do you want to learn more about natural and nature-based approaches for adaptation to climatic change? This is a great platform for you to

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Webinar Series: Sea-Level Rise & Approaches to Adaptation

Webinar 1: What’s so Bad about Rising Tides? Teaching Sea-Level Rise with Sébastian Weissenberger. Webinar 2: Identifying Eel River Bar First Nation’s Vulnerability to Sea Level Rise: A Two-Eyed Seeing Approach with Carole-Anne Gillis. Webinar 3: Green-Gray Hybrid Coastal Protection:

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Kingsclear First Nation: Brochure

New Brunswick Environmental Network collaborated with Kingsclear First Nation and Dillon Consulting to create a brochure on their shoreline protection and Indian Brook Enhancement project.

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Green Infrastructure Performance Lab (GIPL)

The Green Infrastructure Performance Lab, based in Dalhousie University (Nova Scotia) engages in interdisciplinary research focused on analysis and design and planning of landscapes to improve human and ecological well-being.

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Storm Water Awareness: KWRC

Since 2016, Kennebecasis Watershed Restoration Committee (KWRC) in partnership with Trout Unlimited Canada has been developing a public awareness campaign on reducing pressure on existing stormwater management infrastructure and improved watershed health.

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Natural and Nature-Based Adaptation

Natural Infrastructure involves existing ecosystems that provide adaptation functions and services. Nature-Based Infrastructure includes created systems that resemble ecosystems, function naturally, and provide adaptation services.

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Rain Barrel Brochure

The Shediac Bay Watershed Association partnered with the New Brunswick Environmental Network to create a brochure on Rain Barrels.

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Green Infrastructure Brochures- Shediac Bay Watershed Association

The Shediac Bay Watershed Association partnered the New Brunswick Environmental Network to create Green Infrastructure Brochures. These brochures can be accessed here: Rain Garden Brochure: Rain-Barrel-Brochure-Eng (1) Preventing Storm water Run-Off Brochure: Preventing Stormwater Run-off (Eng) Landowner Buffer Zone Guide

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Planning the Blue Zone

The report Planning the Blue Zone has been written to provide recommendations to the Southeast Service Regional Commission (SERSC) on how freshwater ecosystem services can be integrated into regional land-use planning. The report will provide a platform for the SERSC

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Nashwaak Greenway Interpretation Panel

The New Brunswick Environmental Network partnered with the Nashwaak Watershed Association to develop an interpretation panel on the Nashwaak Greenway project. The project is a partnership between the Nashwaak Watershed Association and the City of Fredericton and the Greenway runs

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Ecosystem Services Toolkit

The Ecosystem Services Toolkit is a guide offering step-by-step guidance for ecosystem services assessment and analysis. It is an interdisciplinary toolkit for managers and analysts prepared under Value of Nature to Canadians Study Taskforce by Federal, Provincial and Territorial Governments

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weADAPT

weADAPT, developed and maintained by the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) is an online space on climate change adaptation for practitioners, researchers and policy makers to access information and share experiences and lessons learnt.

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Living Shorelines Academy

The Living Shorelines Academy, funded by the U.S. EPA, and created by Restore America’s Estuaries and the North Carolina Coastal Federation, has developed tools to elevate the understanding, importance and practice of using living shorelines. The website contains training modules,

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City of Moncton: Naturalized Stormwater Management Guidelines

The document provides information on established practices, guidelines and standards for naturalized approaches to stormwater management. It uses a multidisciplinary approach in areas such as civil engineering, expertise in environmental and plant ecology, landscape architecture and urban planning.

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Soak it Up! Toolkit

Soak it Up! Toolkit written by Green Communities Canada presents 16 actions municipalities can take to reduce run off and run off pollution. The toolkit provides examples of what other communities are doing as well as insights from practitioners on

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Low Impact Development Guidance Documents

The Low Impact Development (LID) Guidance Documents prepared by the Credit Valley Conservation provide guidance on how to retrofit existing properties to incorporate LID storm water management technologies. Some of the LID guides are included for road retrofits, residential retrofits,

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Fast Facts Natural Infrastructure

The site provides fast facts about natural infrastructure, prepared by the Office for Coastal Management at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (U.S.).

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Engineering with Nature: An Atlas

The atlas is a collection of 56 projects that integrate natural processes into engineering strategies that support navigation, flood risk management, ecosystem restoration, or other purposes. This atlas is published by U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center and sponsored

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Rethinking our Global Coastal Investment Portfolio

The paper Rethinking our Global Coastal Investment Portfolio, written by Erin McCreless and Michael Beck identifies major sources of funding for coastal green and grey infrastructure globally. The paper concludes that the funds for green infrastructure are a small fraction

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Green Infrastructure Map

The Green Infrastructure Map highlights green infrastructure projects in and around the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). The sites on the map include projects like bio retention and dry swales, enhanced swales, vegetated filter strips, permeable pavements, soil amendment areas and

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Climate Atlas

Climate Atlas, launched in 2018; provides information on climate change and its impacts on national, regional and local levels. This is an interactive tool which combines climate science, mapping, videography and storytelling about climate change in Canada.

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Nashwaak Greenway Interpretation Panel

Nashwaak Greenway is a floodplain property where Nashwaak Watershed Association plants floodplain trees to restore silver maple floodplain forest. This interpretive panel was developed by the Nashwaak Watershed Association in collaboration with the New Brunswick Environmental Network for public education

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Municipal Natural Assets Initiative

The Municipal Natural Assets Initiative provides scientific, economic and municipal expertise to support and guide local governments in identifying, valuing and accounting for natural assets in their financial planning and asset management programs. In this way, MNAI is changing the

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Learning Day: Natural and Nature-Based Climate Adaptation

In June 2019, the New Brunswick Environmental Network along with Nature NB, Aster Group, Town of Sackville, EOS Eco-Energy, Ducks Unlimited and Mount Allison University hosted a learning day for engineers, planners, NGOs and government staff to visit natural infrastructure

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Maritime Natural Infrastructure Collaborative

The Maritime Natural Infrastructure Collaborative was established in 2017 by various organizations across Maritime Canada. It works to build an understanding of services provided by natural areas. The Collaborative is involved in developing tools, delivering education and building capacity across

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Green Shores

The Green Shores program, run by the Stewardship Centre for British Columbia provides ecologically-friendly solutions for shoreline development. The program covers education and outreach through workshops and trainings, provides resources and technical information on current research, and a credit and

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