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Rainwater harvesting research, ideas for Philadelphia:
http://www.phillymag.com/news/2016/03/08/drexel-study-flush-rainwater/

Multiple benefits of urban rainwater harvesting: potable water savings and runoff reduction
http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2016/03/07/Researchers-call-for-urban-toilets-to-be-flushed-with-rainwater/6081457370167/

Montalto Represents CoE at Paris COP21 Talks:
http://drexel.edu/engineering/news-events/archive/2015/December/Franco-Montalto-Represents-CoE-at-Paris-COP21-Talks

Drexel/SWRE PhD Candidate Lauren Smalls-Mantey and one of her weather stations at Javits Center’s Green Roof featured on NY1, 2015:
http://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/news/2015/08/24/javits-center-s-green-roof-really-takes-flight-.html

Drexel/SWRE PhD Candidate Lauren Smalls-Mantey and one of her weather stations featured (briefly) on CBS This Morning, 2015:
http://mediacenter.tveyes.com/downloadgateway.aspx?UserID=228406&MDID=5132644&MDSeed=9818&Type=Media

SWRE research on the Javits Center featured in the Wall Street Journal, 2015

Taking “resilience” out of the realm of metaphor. How do you measure resilience in cities? How would you know if your city or your community was resilient? Global roundtable on resilience, 2015:
http://www.thenatureofcities.com/2015/05/19/taking-resilience-out-of-the-realm-of-metaphor-how-do-you-measure-resilience-in-cities-how-would-you-know-if-your-city-or-your-community-was-resilient

Drexel green roof research focused in Philadelphia Inquirer, 2015:
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20150422_Phila__roofs_are_sprouting_greenery.html

Lessons on Post-Resilience from Venice, 2015:
http://www.thenatureofcities.com/2015/03/22/lessons-on-post-resilience-from-venice-2015/

SWRE research in Alley Pond Park and in the Smart Forest Network featured in New York Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/03/nyregion/high-tech-woods-in-queens-help-us-monitor-urban-ecology.html?ref=nyregion

SWRE research on adaptation to extreme precipitation on WNYC:
http://www.wnyc.org/story/nyc-2050-more-rain-harder-rains/

SWRE research on the Jacob K. Javits Center featured in the NY Daily News:
http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/big-town/raising-roof-article-1.1975080

SWRE research on post-Sandy climate adaptation on NPR:
http://www.npr.org/2012/12/13/167075395/new-york-planners-prep-for-a-new-normal-of-powerful-storms

Montalto testimony before NYS Assembly on adaptation:
http://vimeo.com/58579903

SWRE research on rebuilding water and sanitation infrastructure in post-earthquake Haiti on WHYY’s Radio Times:
http://whyy.org/cms/radiotimes/2010/06/15/6651/

SWRE research on NYC Greenstreets featured on Planet Forward:
http://www.planetforward.org/idea/greenstreets-drexel-university-researchers-investigate-urban-ecosystem-improvements

Montalto’s perspective on Urban Ecosystem Services on The Nature of Cities:
http://www.thenatureofcities.com/2014/03/03/many-believe-that-better-information-on-the-monetary-value-of-ecosystem-services-is-critical-for-getting-cities-to-adopt-more-green-infrastructure-solutions-to-issues-such-as-storm-water-management-h/

SWRE research on green roofs in the Environmental Monitor:
http://www.fondriest.com/news/drexel-university-researchers-hone-tools-measuring-green-roof-benefits.htm

Montalto interviewed by the Center for Watershed Protection on Green Infrastructure:
http://www.cwp.org/ask-the-experts/152-ate-franco-montalto-phd-pe

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