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Let it rain: Five different approaches to stormwater management

By Robert White April’s big storm served as an inconvenient but potent reminder that Chicagoland flood risk is a serious concern. Issues like climate change, development and aging infrastructure regularly underscore our assumptions that in the future, big storms like April’s … Continue reading

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Green Infrastructure in the Emerald City

By Alex Murray This is the first of a series of blog posts written by students from the University of Chicago Environment Agriculture & Food Working Group as part of MPC’s research project on stormwater incentive programs. “Does it really … Continue reading

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Where does the water go?: A visit with the water level wizards at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District

By Abby Crisostomo When it comes to water resources in Chicago, most people think immediately of Lake Michigan. But increasingly, the rivers, creeks, canals and channels that weave throughout the region are getting their day in the sun – from … Continue reading

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Lincoln Park Zoo ‘motivated to be an example’ for water conservation

Lincoln Park Zoo’s new Nature Boardwalk is attractive to animals, fish and people – and it saves water, too. Continue reading

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