Tom Neltner, an EDF chemical safety expert, says consuming water that travels through lead service lines is like drinking water through a lead straw.⋮ WGBH, Jan. 21, 2020
Fred Krupp, EDF’s president, says in a fragmented industry with thousands of companies regulations are essential to raise the bar for all.⋮ Bloomberg, Jan. 17, 2020
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- Scaling protection and restoration of natural infrastructure to reduce flood impacts and enhance resilienceType: ReportDate: January 10, 2020Restoring natural infrastructure offers much promise as a means to reduce both flood hazard and exposure to complement and supplement other flood damage reduction strategies. Interest increased in flood risk reduction methods using natural and naturebased features, in part, because of increased recognition that such could provide both flood risk reduction and other benefits, such as water quality uplift, community recreational space, and fish and wildlife habitat. Recent flood disasters and the rising costs of disaster response and recovery have triggered policy shifts toward economically efficient investments that enhance greater community resilience. While natural infrastructure is becoming more widely recognized as a tactic for building community and ecological resilience to erosion and flooding, it remains underutilized. Actions to aid consideration of natural infrastructure and scale up its use are presented.
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