One Water is an integrated planning and implementation approach to managing finite water resources for long-term resilience and reliability, meeting both community and ecosystem needs. Co-sponsored by the Water Research Foundation, this webcast will discuss the various drivers pushing utilities in the direction of One Water, and how they have used the One Water framework to create efficiencies in service delivery, achieve water quality and environmental improvements, and diversify and stretch a community’s water supplies. Two recently published documents, WRF’s Blueprint for One Water and U.S. Water Alliance’s One Water Roadmap, will be showcased as practical tools for utilities seeking to implement a One Water framework. Both documents contain best practices and real-world examples of how diverse utilities are pursuing One Water initiatives.
- Cindy Paulson, PhD, PE, Chief Technical Officer, Brown and Caldwell
- Wing Tam, PE, Assistant Division Manager, Watershed Protection Division, LA Sanitation - City of Los Angeles
- Emily Feenstra, Deputy Director, US Water Alliance
- Katie Henderson, Research Manager, Water Research Foundation
From June 27-29, 2017, leaders from across the country will gather at the Intercontinental Hotel in the heart of the French Quarter for a thought-provoking and action-oriented national summit on what it will take to secure a sustainable water future for all. New Orleans is the perfect backdrop for this important solutions-focused conversation about how we value and manage water to foster economic prosperity, community well-being, and environmental sustainability. Thank you to our 2017 host, the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans, for inviting us to your beautiful city.
We will have more details about registration, programming, and more soon, so stay tuned! In the mean time, sign up for reminders about the One Water Summit 2017 below and be the first to hear about exciting summit plans. We'll see you in New Orleans!