Climate Resilience

Incorporating Environmental Justice in the GLRI Action Plan

Incorporating Environmental Justice in the GLRI Action Plan

In 2023, the National Wildlife Federation – Healing Our Waters Coalition (HOW) hired CIS to identify environmental justice (EJ) principles and goals to be included in the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Action Plan.Project Scope Research and Analyses GLRI...

Environmental Finance Center Technical Assistance

Environmental Finance Center Technical Assistance

The US Water Alliance, a prominent national nonprofit, has contracted CIS to assist on projects related to wastewater, stormwater, and drinking water infrastructure engineering, financial, and grants management support.Project Scope Research & Analyses...

RainCity Partnerships

RainCity Partnerships

The RainCity Partnerships Program (RCP) is a community-based public private partnership with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) at the City of Seattle. The program builds upon over two decades of work by SPU to prevent water pollution with nature-based approaches that...

Slauson Connect Clean Water Project

Slauson Connect Clean Water Project

The Slauson Connect Clean Water Partnership (Slauson Connect) is a suite of green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) features being constructed in conjunction with Council District 9’s proposed Slauson Connect Community Center. Los Angeles County Flood Control District...

Stormwater Utility Community-Based Partnership

Stormwater Utility Community-Based Partnership

In 2023, the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas (UG) partnered with CIS to launch a community-based partnership (CBP) program to expand green stormwater infrastructure in the area. The program has received $78 million from a Water...

Fresh Coast Protection Partnership

Fresh Coast Protection Partnership

In 2020, the Fresh Coast Protection Partnership (FCPP) was launched between Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) and CIS to expand the use of green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) solutions to address flooding challenges across the Greater Milwaukee...

The Clean Water Partnership

The Clean Water Partnership

In March 2015, Prince George’s County, MD, and CIS entered into a “first of its kind” innovative 33-year community-based partnership (CBP), the Clean Water Partnership (CWP). The partnership is the first and largest CBP addressing stormwater management with a...

Los Angeles Sanitation San Fernando Valley Green Streets Program

Los Angeles Sanitation San Fernando Valley Green Streets Program

LA Sanitation and Environment (LASAN), in partnership with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) and the California State Coastal Conservancy (SCC), authorized this project to capture and filter stormwater to increase groundwater replenishment in the...

City of Chester Community-based Partnership

City of Chester Community-based Partnership

CIS's innovative project approach aggregates projects and creates economies of scale through holistic program management, planning, design, and project execution.Project ScopeTotal Development Costs$46 millionTotal Local Impact$149 millionIn 2018, CIS launched the...

Resilient Infrastructure for Sustainable Communities (RISC)

Resilient Infrastructure for Sustainable Communities (RISC)

Started in 2020, funded by the Great Lakes Protection Fund (GLPF) and founded by the CEO of CIS, the Resilient Infrastructure for Sustainable Communities (RISC) project was created to establish a resilience and finance leadership Cluster of municipal resilience...