Green Job Creation in the Nation’s Largest Stormwater Programs
In collaboration with Sanjiv Sinha of Corvias Infrastructure Solutions & Amir Khaleghi and Paul Herman of HIP Investor
A new study by Amir Khaleghi and Paul Herman, FSA at HIP Investor Inc. and from Sanjiv K. Sinha, Ph.D. at Corvias Infrastructure Solutions, LLC (CIS) highlighting the compelling positive impacts of Green Job Creation within Green Stormwater Infrastructure initiatives across the U.S. The study examines the effectiveness of “Green Job Creation” within our nation’s largest green stormwater infrastructure programs. The programs studied here-in include those led by Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, Prince George's County, Maryland, Buffalo Sewer Authority, and Philadelphia Water Department.
Because each of the programs has already had extensive successes in their regions, they can serve as models for adopting best practices.
Key Insights from Major Green Stormwater Infrastructure Programs include:
- Role Models for Future Programs: Success stories like the The Clean Water Partnership in Prince George's County, Maryland showcase the blend of environmental, social and economic gains possible through innovative initiatives.
- The Power of Green Employment: Green jobs not only support environmental conservation but also foster social cohesion and economic growth in local communities.
- Training for Sustainability: Comprehensive training programs are crucial for ensuring long-lasting benefits and a smooth transition to a greener economy.
- Collaboration is Key: Effective partnerships between public and private sectors in stormwater management can empower local communities, emphasizing training and education.
- New Funding Opportunities: Thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, there’s an estimated $62.25 billion available for water and stormwater projects, including green job creation.
- Grant Application Tips: Projects that serve the triple bottom line—economic, environmental, and social benefits—especially those focusing on underserved communities, are likely to score higher in grant applications.
Our HIP-Corvias analysis underscores the multifaceted advantages of integrating green jobs into communities, particularly in underserved and lower-income areas. We hope that these insights can be used to leverage a more sustainable future – in your city, county, region, state.