Meeting Water Challenges with Equitable Distributed Infrastructure
WaterNow Alliance will host a 1-hour virtual forum for utility and community leaders nationwide on how they can implement equitable distributed water infrastructure to meet their most pressing water challenges from flooding, to drought to basement backups to water contamination and more. Localized water infrastructure distributed widely across communities can provide sustainable, affordable and climate resilient supplements to conventional infrastructure. These decentralized systems are able to address a wide range of water resource challenges from stretching water supplies, to capturing and managing runoff to enhancing water quality. Public investments in various types of onsite, localized strategies not only effectively meet drinking water, stormwater, and wastewater needs, but can also be more equitable when compared to conventional built approaches.
The seminar discussion will:
- Highlight the water management and multiple community benefits distributed water infrastructure brings to frontline communities.
- Equip participants with the knowledge of how to implement distributed solutions throughout the community, including hard-to-reach populations and areas of disinvestment.
- Feature real world case studies from communities and utilities deploying distributed infrastructure and realizing the multiple benefits of these solutions.
- Answer questions about distributed infrastructure as equitable investments to help meet today’s, and tomorrow’s, most pressing water challenges.
Our speakers are:
- April Mendez, Greenprint Partners
- Claire Nordlie, City of Santa Rosa
- Irene Ogata, Tucson Water
- Flor Sandoval, Sonora Environmental Research Institute, Inc.
- Caroline Koch, WaterNow Alliance