At scales ranging from the neighborhood and city to the watershed and basin, some communities are doing the work of breaking down the silos in water management to increase sustainability and equitably maximize benefits across the community and watershed. So, what does “Integrated Water Management” mean for your watershed and your community? Where has it been used and what are the benefits and challenges? Can it help your community achieve “triple bottom line” (environmental, social and economic) benefits?
Join us to learn how communities in Cincinnati and New Jersey – driven by combined sewer overflow problems – are seeking ways to integrate water management with other sectors like transportation, health and energy to create multiple community benefits. MaryLynn Lodor with the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati’s will talk about Project Groundwork designed to eliminate sewer overflows through environmentally, socially and economically sustainable solutions that also revitalize the community. Chris Sturm with New Jersey Future will discuss Jersey Water Works, a collaborative effort of diverse organizations working to transform water infrastructure by investing in sustainable, cost-effective solutions that provide communities with clean water; healthier, safer neighborhoods, local jobs and economic growth and resilience to climate change.
This webinar is co-hosted by the Urban Waters Learning Network and is the second in River Network’s series on Integrated Water Management that will cover multiple examples of how these approaches are taking root across the country. The speakers for this session will provide an overview of their work on Integrated Water Management including context and opportunities. Plenty of time will be available for questions and discussion.
DATE/TIME: Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016; 2:00pm – 3:30pm EDT
- MaryLynn Lodor, Deputy Director, Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati
- Chris Sturm, Managing Director, Policy and Water, New Jersey Future
COST: Free. REGISTER here