2017 Sun Corridor Stakeholder Engagement Workshop

Understanding water challenges, success stories, and potential solutions

 

Date: April 13, 2017 –  9:30 am to 3 pm

Location: Arizona State University College Avenue Commons – Devil’s Oasis, 660 S. College Avenue Tempe, AZ 85281

Meeting Goals

This workshop will focus on institutional (technical, policy, financial, human) pathways that foster transition toward coordinated, aligned, and integrated management of urban water systems. Perspectives, suggestions, and feedback from meeting participants will inform and shape the UWIN National Blueprint. Meeting activities will advance understanding of factors that influence coordinated and aligned actions and decision-making. Information will be synthesized and summarized to help UWIN researchers create actionable science in subsequent years. The meeting will also foster networking/relationship-building between participants within the Sun Corridor, across the Nation, and with the UWIN research team.

 

Agenda

9:30 am – 10:00 am Continental Breakfast

Pre-workshop survey

10:00 am – 10:30 am Welcome, Introductions, Year One Review

Mike Sukop

Welcome, agenda overview, UWIN and stakeholder self-introductions, what we heard from you last year

Mazdak Arabi

Description of Integrated Urban Water Management approaches with focus on institutional processes, description of blueprint and why one is needed, models of success (3 case studies)

10:30 am – 12:00 pm Session #1:  Futures, Pathways, and Institutional Policy Innovations for Coordinated, Aligned, and Integrated management of Urban Water Systems

Focus: Explore potential IUWM futures and pathways, identifying attributes (social, technological, economic, environmental) of each, informing the Blueprint; select 3 priority pathways/solutions for unpacking in Session #3

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch

Session #2: “Integrated Water Management: Funding, Financing, and the Future”

Alex Maas

Focus: Current water system funding and financing, alternative models, and case studies illustrating strategies for funding and financing IUWM

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Session #3:  Futures, Pathways, and Institutional Policy Innovations for Coordinated, Aligned, and Integrated management of Urban Water Systems (Continued)

Focus: Building on Session #1 and lunch presentation, explore highest priority futures and pathways in terms of targets, goals, metrics, and barriers to implementation and potential responses to overcome them

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Workshop Closing Discussion, Synthesis

Mike Sukop

Parking Instructions

Fulton Parking Garage – 711 S. College Ave Tempe, AZ 85281

Parking spaces have been reserved in the ASU Fulton Center Parking Structure.  Please enter using the 7th St and College Ave entrance to meet the on-site parking attendant who will direct you to your reserved space.  You will receive parking validation when you enter the workshop.

  • From Rural Road and University Drive
    • Head west on University Drive
    • Turn right (north) on College Avenue
    • Take your first right into the structure
  • From Mill Avenue and University Drive
    • Head east on University Drive
    • Turn left (north) on College Avenue
    • Take your first right into the structure

 

Workshop Location

ASU College Avenue Commons – Devil’s Oasis, 660 S. College Avenue Tempe, AZ 85281

The Devil’s Oasis is located on the second floor of the College Ave Commons.  The Commons are located directly across the street from Fulton parking structure on the corner of College Ave and 7th Street.

Fulton parking garage map

HOT BREAKFAST BUFFET

  • Aged cheddar and chive frittata vg • gf
  • Breakfast breads & muffins v
  • Maple sausage
  • Hickory smoked bacon
  • Breakfast potatoes v • vg • gf
  • Seasonal market fruits & berries v • vg • gf
  • Coffee, Hot Tea, Orange Juice and Iced Water

 

SOUTHWESTERN LUNCH BUFFET

  • Carne Asada – tortillas, verde salsa and roasted tomato salsa
  • Potato Enchiladas – v potato, black beans, grilled vegetables,  jack cheese, and verde salsa
  • Citrus and Jicama Salad – v • vg • gf mixed baby greens, citrus supremes, sliced jicama and sweet-and-spicy vinaigrette
  • Green Chile Rice – v • vg • gf jasmine rice, cilantro and roasted green chile
  • Charro Beans – v • vg • gf garlic, onion and tomato
  • Fresh Brewed iced tea and lemonade, coffee, hot tea and iced water

 

AFTERNOON SNACK

  • Crudite – v • gf farm-fresh vegetables and ranch dressing
  • Gourmet Cookies – v • vg: rocky road, mexican hot chocolate, peanut butter, dried cranberry and almond

 

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