WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a guidance document describing approaches that can help communities explore adaptive, innovative stormwater management techniques in arid and semi-arid climates.

The guide also provides many environmental, social, and economic benefits of green infrastructure to reduce runoff, conserve water, recharge groundwater, conserve energy, and improve air quality in water-limited areas. The guide is available at www.epa.gov/npdes/pubs/arid_climates_casestudy.pdf.

In addition, the EPA has updated the Green Infrastructure website to include information on sources of funding, case studies, technologies and approaches, news and bulletins, and partnership information.

For more information, please visit www.epa.gov/greeninfrastructure.