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Financing Natural Infrastructure: South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project, California

Margaret H. Kurth, Bari N. Greenfeld, Matthew A. Smith, Samuel M. Fielding, Marriah S. Abellera, and Jeffrey K. King
August 31, 2022

About This Publication

This technical note is part of a series collaboratively produced by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)–Institute for Water Resources (IWR) and the US Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC). It describes the funding and financing process for the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project in San Francisco Bay, California and documents successful examples of funding natural infrastructure projects. The research effort is a collaboration between the Engineering With Nature® (EWN®) and Systems Approach to Geomorphic Engineering (SAGE) programs of USACE.

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There is currently a lack of information on how to fund or finance natural infrastructure (NI). As NI continues to be mainstreamed, project leads will require innovative financing practices to account for the differen...