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Regional Reflections on Green Infrastructure and Nature-Based Solutions: Southwest

The American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Center for Scientific Evidence in Public Issues (AAAS EPI Center), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Water (EPA OW), and the White House hosted a webinar in a series that highlights regional examples of green infrastructure and nature-based solutions. In this event, speakers discussed their work across the Southwest to plan and implement unique green infrastructure and nature-based solutions.

The expert panelists shared their unique, regional experiences planning and implementing green infrastructure and nature-based solutions in the Southwest region. Additionally, speakers shared opportunities, challenges, barriers, and lessons learned from the design and planning to implementation to operations and maintenance of green infrastructure and nature-based solutions. This 90-minute event was one in a series of regionally-based webinars, including New England, Mid-Atlantic and Chesapeake Bay, Gulf Coast and Southeast, the Southwest, and the Northwest.

This virtual event was recorded and is available to the public, as well as federal and state employees, municipal and county leadership, local water leaders, municipal and county agencies, local practitioners, academic groups, and community advocacy groups and community members.


  • Lydia Olander, Director for Nature-based Resilience, White House CEQ
  • Blue Baldwin, Storm to Shade Program Manager, City of Tucson
  • Sarah Hurteau, Executive Director, Integrated Biological Solutions, LLC
  • Sarah Anderson, Green Infrastructure Program Manager, Denver Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI)

Event Contact

Rebecca Aicher

Project Director, AAAS Center for Scientific Evidence in Public Issues

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