The Northern Manhattan Climate Action Plan Tackles Social Inequality

[from http://www.weact.org/nmca-report] After years of growing social inequality in the city and no clear plan for addressing the mounting climate crisis, residents of Northern Manhattan, in partnership with WE ACT for Environmental Justice, have created their own plan to confront the impacts of climate change by addressing long-standing disparities in political and economic power. The […]

DEP Intalls high level storm sewers in Gowanus

New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Emily Lloyd today joined with Department of Design and Construction (DDC) Commissioner Dr. Feniosky Peña-Mora to announce that construction will begin this spring to install nearly three miles of high level storm sewers in the Gowanus neighborhood. By creating additional capacity in the neighborhood’s drainage system, […]

Tactics for living with water, not fighting it

In October 2015, the Chief Resilience Officers (CROs) and resilience team members of Bangkok (Thailand), Berkeley (USA), Mexico City (Mexico),New Orleans (USA), Norfolk (USA), Rome (Italy), Rotterdam (Netherlands),Surat (India), and Vejle (Denmark) convened in Rotterdam to share lessons learned and innovative approaches to water management, identify opportunities for collaboration, and learn from the living laboratory […]