Integrating Green Infrastructure into Your Community

August 26th, 2019

We integrate green infrastructure into your projects by helping you navigate the funding, regulatory environment, design, and implementation of these practices to add value through increased resiliency and performance.

Why is green infrastructure needed?

Communities are continually facing challenges associated with our changing climate – including more intense and frequent storms and flooding associated with those wet weather events. Add these events to the growing concern over aging infrastructure and a growing population, and it’s clear there is much work to be done. How to addresses these concerns – and how to pay for them – can be problematic. The good news is that the latest challenges also present opportunities.

Why should you consider Green Infrastructure?

Implementation of green infrastructure offers a wide variety of benefits such as increased resiliency, runoff reduction, water quality improvements, aesthetic enhancement, carbon capture, habitat restoration and groundwater recharge. As opposed to traditional gray stormwater infrastructure (which is typically comprised of hard structures and piping, i.e., gutters, storm sewers, etc.), green infrastructure works with the natural environment and treats stormwater at its source.

How can WK Dickson help?

As planners and engineers, we work daily to improve our communities through resilient infrastructure. By blending the best of traditional solutions with innovative, sustainable, and cost-effective green infrastructure solutions, we help our communities become more resilient while providing the additional social and economic benefits of green infrastructure.

WK Dickson offers experience with a wide variety of green infrastructure technology including bioretention, constructed wetlands, living shorelines, infiltration swales, Silva Cells, pervious pavement, dune infiltration, rain gardens, and regenerative stream conveyance (RSC). Through this experience, we understand the intricacies of the technology, how to best incorporate these devices depending on each project’s natural constraints, optimal funding sources, and low-cost maintenance approaches.

Want to know more? Contact us at info@wkdickson.com.

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