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September 24, 2015
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Photo from King County
As water becomes scarcer, agencies are tapping into reclaimed water.

LID development training is a game changer here
Planners, engineers and landscape architects face new stormwater design rules.

By MELISSA BUTTIN
Herrera



Building green? Donít forget green financing
Lenders now have more financing options for green projects.

By TIM CORRIGAN
Umpqua Bank



Designing infrastructure to combat climate change
Washington state communities face higher air temperatures, rising sea levels, flooding, increased sediment flows and lower river flows.

By SPENCER EASTON
ESA





2015 Environmental Outlook Surveys

Golder Associates

Cascadia Consulting Group

OíBrien & Co.

Climate Solutions

Ridolfi

Shannon & Wilson

Innovex Environmental Management






Drought heats up battle over water rights

Much of the challenge of water rights stems from the way in which those privileges were developed in history.

By CINDY EASTERSON
Landau Associates










Kirkland taps countyís purple pipes for recycled water

The city is using reclaimed water from the Brightwater Treatment Plant for uses that donít require drinking water.

By KATHY BROWN and PAM ELARDO
Special to the Journal











New Ecology cleanup guidance: mirage or oasis?

A petroleum-contaminated site can be fast-tracked to closure if the soil, but not the groundwater, is contaminated.

By STEVE GERMIAT
Aspect Consulting






Hereís how to improve environmental health and safety

Donít blame an employee for an unsafe behavior; instead look at the factors behind the act.

By ROB ZIEGLER
Terracon Consultants


How deep green buildings can educate kids

Classrooms that are self-sustaining, nontoxic and beautiful can inspire students.

By STACY SMEDLEY
Skanska USA








2015 Environmental Outlook team

Section editor: Benjamin Minnick

Section design: Jeffrey Miller

Web design: Lisa Lannigan

Advertising: Matt Brown

Surveys: Lynn Porter, Jon Silver, Nat Levy, Sam Bennet




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