The Organizers

Founded in 2008, the Green Infrastructure Network (GIN) is an evolving and growing collaborative of over 80 voluntary organizations, universities, businesses and government partners who recognize the benefits of using green infrastructure in managing Allegheny County’s storm water problem. ¬†The GIN encourages municipalities, sanitary authorities and developers to prioritize the use of green infrastructure where feasible and cost effective.

In particular, the GIN has focuses its efforts on five (5) areas of green infrastructure implementation:

  • Comparison of the economics of green and gray sanitary sewer infrastructure;
  • Demonstration project development;
  • Evaluation of the technical feasibility of using green infrastructure in the Pittsburgh region;
  • Development of policy, code and regulations, as they relate to green infrastructure; and
  • Education and public outreach.
The Green Infrastructure Network is coordinated by 3 Rivers Wet Weather, and meetings are held quarterly.  To be added to the Green Infrastructure Network email list, contact Beth Dutton, Program Manager at 3 Rivers Wet Weather:Beth Dutton
Phone: (412) 578-8376

Event Chairs

Joel Perkovich, Phipp Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Beth Dutton, 3 Rivers Wet Weather

Organizers and Contributors

Tom Batroney, Hatch Mott McDonald
Jeff Bergman, Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, TreeVitalize Program
Jason Borne, Arcadis
Brian Chalfant, University of Pittsburgh
Kathy Chavara, Collective Efforts
Barton Kirk, ecoSEEDS / Kirk Engineering
Michael Finewood, Chatham University
Matt Graham, Landbase Systems
Christine Graziano, Pittsburgh Green Innovators
Rachel Kernick, Phipp Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Rebecca Lotka, Temple University
Alejandra Munoz-Munoz, Carnegie Mellon University
Janette Novak, Westmoreland County Conservation District
Megan Palomo, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Dan Sentz, City of Pittsburgh Planning Department
James Stitt, Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority
Sara Thompson, Pashek Associations P.C.
Brandon Vatter, Hatch Mott McDonald
Lisa Vavro, The Penn State Center
Damon Weiss, Urban Rain Studio