What is Green Infrastructure?
Green infrastructure is a nature based, engineered solution to stormwater issues that:
- Utilizes knowledge and design solutions based on local strengths and context
- Addresses current and emerging community needs with a unified approach
- Protects the quality of local water resources
- Reduces the quantity of water running off our land
Using living landscape features, GIFT empowers Texans to build resilient communities adaptable to economic, social, and environmental change.
GIFT is a multi-level approach to water quality and quantity that creates a series of living landscape features, from individual properties to large-scale undeveloped lands.
GIFT enables citizens of Texas to build resilient cities adaptable to economic, social, and environmental change; to more efficiently use their resources by minimizing losses due to misguided design, construction and planning practices; and to minimize misuse and abuse of natural resources. We provide on-the-ground demonstration projects, applied research, and education.