Brochure providing an overview of the opportunities to leverage green infrastructure in arid climates to recharge aquifers and provide environmental benefits.
(2010) Published by the US EPA. Forward-thinking communities in water-limited regions are increasingly recognizing green infrastructure as a cost-effective approach to stormwater management that conserves water. In Los Angeles enhancing green infrastructure practices could supply approximately $310 million worth of water per year. The Los Angeles Basin Water Augmentation Study (WAS) for instance, estimates that the installation of green infrastructure practices that infiltrate the first 3⁄4” of rainfall on each parcel could increase groundwater recharge in the Los Angeles region from 16% of annual rainfall to 48%.