Land + Water WORKS Resources

Land + Water WORKS Resources

Our Resources


The Land + Water WORKS Coalition wants to support you in becoming a land and water steward of Detroit’s natural resources through green stormwater infrastructure! Below you will find resources about the principles of green stormwater and a resource guide comprising a variety of advocates for land and water management in the city.

Click here to learn more about Green Stormwater Infrastructure.

Click here to learn more about Stormwater.

Click here to learn about Rain Barrels.

Click here for the Land + Water WORKS glossary of terms.

Click here for the Land + Water WORKS resource guide.

Land + Water WORKS Summit Presentations

The 2018 Land + Water WORKS summit brought local and national green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) leaders together to discuss design, implementation, and the potential of GSI to positively transform the landscape of Detroit and improve the health of our communities and water resources.


Palencia Mobley
Deputy Director/Chief Engineer
Detroit Water and Sewerage Department


Marc Cammarata
Deputy Water Commissioner for Planning
Philadelphia Water Department


Janet L. Attarian
Deputy Director
City of Detroit Planning and Development Dept.


Laura Solano
Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc


Khalil Ligon
Community Sustainability Planner
Alliance for the Great Lakes


Detroit Water and Sewerage Department’s Resources

Click here for a brochure about how to read your water bill.

Click here for tips on how to conserve water.

Click here to learn more about drainage.

Click here to download a presentation on GSI practices.

Click here for a brochure about Drainage Myths and Facts.

Click here for a brochure about downspout disconnections.

Click here to learn about the Water Residential Assistance Program.

Click here to learn about DSWD’s payment plan.

Click here to watch a video about how Detroit is becoming a frontrunner in GSI.

Click here for a video about Detroit’s Combined Sewage Overflow Program.


Friends of the Rouge Resources

Click here to learn the steps to planning and planting rain gardens in Detroit.

Detroit Property Owner's Guide to Bioretention

Manage stormwater on a non-residential property.
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Detroit GSI Workforce Assessment

An examination of potential economic impact.
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