September 14, 2021 9:00 am-10:00 am
Green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) provides both clean water benefits and community benefits by investing in green, site-specific solutions to manage water runoff, build climate resilience, and improve public amenities.
One community benefit that funders have long been interested in supporting: building a diverse, high-quality workforce to install and maintain sustainable stormwater solutions.
Several funders have been doing this by building training programs, supporting small business development, advancing policy or regulatory solutions, and exploring other innovative approaches.
Eager to learn more? Join TFN’s Urban Water Funders for the webinar Green Infrastructure and Workforce: Lessons Learned from Partners for Places and the Urban Water Initiative from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. PST Sept. 14.
This webinar will explore lessons learned through several green stormwater infrastructure workforce projects funded by Partners for Places, a matching grant program supported by several national funders that improves U.S. and Canadian communities by building partnerships between local government leaders, frontline community-led groups, and place-based foundations, and the Urban Water Initiative, a grant program supporting community organizations working to advance Smart Water approaches funded by the Pisces and JPB foundations.
Speakers from Newark, N.J., Buffalo, N.Y., and Gary, Ind. will share their successes and challenges in working with their communities to build the local water workforce for green stormwater infrastructure. They will also share their perspectives on the important roles philanthropy can play in building this sector.
Deputy Director, Organizing and Advocacy
Iron Bound Community Corporation
High Bridge Consultant
Program Associate Water
Senior Program Officer
Please register by Friday, Sept. 10 for this funders-only webinar. Kindly contact Ashley Quintana at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about this event.
Click here to register for this event.
About Urban Water Funders
Urban Water Funders, a TFN working group, is a network of place-based and national funders addressing urban water issues in communities across the country. Funders learn together, build relationships, and catalyze action.
Currently, funders are prioritizing a variety of solutions to urban water issues — including One Water approaches, natural and green infrastructure and climate resilient strategies — with a strong focus on water equity and vulnerable communities.
If you would like to subscribe to TFN’s Urban Water Funders working group in order to receive newsletters and other resources, click here.
TFN working groups and initiatives are open to participation from TFN members and non-members alike. We welcome participation from grantmaking organizations, philanthropy serving organizations, local governments, and infrastructure groups that support funders. (Working groups are also open to all PLACES Alumni and former TFN board members.)
To learn more about how your organization can become a TFN member, please visit our member services resource page here.