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StormStore: Cook County’s New Stormwater Credit Trading Market

Stormwater credit trading is an innovative, market-based approach that enables infrastructure that reduces flooding to be built efficiently where it’s needed most. The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago recently authorized stormwater credit pilots in two Cook County watersheds. The Nature Conservancy and the Metropolitan Planning Council will manage these pilots through our StormStore partnership.

On July 9 we discussed stormwater credit trading and the Cook County pilots, as well as discuss what we’re looking for in the first projects in Cook County to take advantage of stormwater trading.

Ryan Wilson, Water Resources Manager, Metropolitan Planning Council

Jen Jenkins, Natural Infrastructure Project Manager, The Nature Conservancy, Chicago

Khalil Kettering, Urban Conservation Program Director, The Nature Conservancy, Washington D.C.

Joseph Wiszowaty, Director, Department of Community & Economic Development, Calumet City, Ill.

Matthew Buerger, Senior Project Manager, Mott Macdonald, Calumet City, Ill. 

For a PDF of the StormStore Event PowerPoint Slides