Working Group 1 was tasked with addressing the question of: How can we effectively utilize space in NYC to equitably reduce the risk from heavy rain and add value to communities?” 

Their recommendations are organized within three overarching themes: Learning to Live with Water; Integrating Green & Gray Infrastructure; Improving & Expanding Natural Systems.

To read Working Group 1’s recommendations, click here.

Working Group 2 was tasked with determining the parameters and best practices to inform the design of an equitable buyout program for New York City. 

To read Working Group 2’s recommendations, click here.

Working Group 3 was tasked with encouraging shared ownership and accountability among government, non-profit, public, and private sectors to address the challenge of heavy rainfall.

To read Working Group 3’s recommendations, click here.