Our most recent webinars series, highlights One Water perspectives from thought leaders, regional managers, policy makers and practitioners. We invite you to learn more from our UWIN collaborators as we explore their regional activities, plans, lessons learned, and opportunities currently underway in each UWIN study region. Topics range from adaptive water supply planning and resilience infrastructure to integrated management and scenario planning as well as resource recovery, technological advancements and diffusion of innovation.
- April 5, 2018: Reinventing Urban Water Management for the 21st Century, and Beyond – Glen T. Daigger, Professor of Engineering Practice – University of Michigan
- April 12, 2018: Adaptive Management As the Tide Rises – Douglas Yoder, Deputy Director – Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department
- April 19, 2018: Climate-
Resilient Water Management in New York City– Alan Cohn, New York City Dept. of Environmental P rotection
- April 26, 2018: Sea Level Rise, Climate Change, and Water Resources Management in South Florida: Implications, Challenges, and Adaptation – Jayantha Obeysekera, Chief Modeler – South Florida Water Management District
- May 17 2018: Controlling the Uncontrollable: Baltimore City’s Integrated Management Approach to Resilience Building for Water – Kimberly Grove – Chief for the Office of Compliance and Laboratories, Baltimore City Department of Public Works
- May 24, 2018: The Long Road to One Water in Denver – Greg Fisher – Manager of Demand Planning, Denver Water
- June 14, 2018: City of Philadelphia’s Green City, Clean Waters Program: 7 Down – Marc Cammarata – Deputy Water Commissioner for Planning, Philadelphia Water Department
- June 21, 2018: Shifting to a New Water Management Approach – Paula Kehoe – Director of Water Resources, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
The One Water Solutions Institute conducted a weekly seminar series focused on Urban Water Innovation Systems. A total of four series organized by UWIN’s current research thrusts were held from April through November. The webinars include a 45-minute presentation of the specified UWIN related research, followed by a 15-minute Q&A session. The webinars were recorded and are available on our YouTube Channel or via the links below.
Our first series, “Research Thrust A”, hinges on enhancing our fundamental understanding and characterization of the sustainability of urban water systems by comparing trends in the past with alternative future land and water use, population, and climate scenarios.
- A1-1: Future water supply vulnerability in the U.S., Tom Brown, USFS Economist
- A1-2: The Socio-Economics of Water: Thinking Locally and Regionally, Elizabeth Mack, Asst. Professor – Michigan State University
- A2-1: Modeling the Metropolis: Challenges and Opportunities, Elie Bou-Zeid, Associate Professor – Princeton University
- A2-2: Modeling the Metropolis: Projecting Future Environmental Change in Urban Areas, Matei Georgescu, Associate Professor – Arizona State University
- A2-4: Energy-Water-Urban Nexus, Forrest Meggers, Assistant Professor – Princeton University
- A3-1: The Role of Biodiversity in Urban Water Sustainability, Darrel Jenerette, Associate Professor – University of California, Riverside
- A2-3: Urban Heat & Human Health, David Hondula, Assistant Professor – Arizona State University
Using data, models, and enhanced process understanding from Thrust A, the impacts of innovative technological solutions on sustainability of water systems across ecohydrologic regions are examined under Thrust B. These solutions include: building- to community-scale resource recovery and reuse systems, hybrid centralized-decentralized water infrastructure systems, fit-for-purpose water systems, green infrastructure, sustainable urban drainage networks (SUDS), and resilient floodplains.
- B1-1a: Impacts of Urban Growth and Climate Change on Water Demand, Sybil Sharvelle, Associate Professor – Colorado State University
- B1-1b: Assessment of Urban Water Infrastructure Resilience, Ali Mostafavi, Assistant Professor – Texas A&M
- B1-2: Applying Life Cycle Assessment to Urban Water Systems, Arpad Horvath & Jennifer Stokes-Draut, UC Berkeley
- B2-1: Green Storm-water Infrastructure in Semi-Arid Cities, Tom Meixner, Associate Professor – University of Arizona
- B2-2a: The Hydrology, Hydrometeorology and Hydroclimatology of Urban Flooding, James A. Smith, Professor of Engineering and Applied Science – Princeton University
- B2-2b: Urban Floodplains: Changing Climate, Land Use, and River Channels, Brian Bledsoe , Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering – University of Georgia
- B3-1: Risk to Assets and Communities from Coastal Flooding, Mazdak Arabi, Borland Professor of Water Resources – Colorado State University
Thrust C explores how cities can intentionally foster the widespread adoption of infrastructure, development patterns, consumer behaviors, and management practices that advance sustainable water management. To understand overcoming barriers to adoption of sustainable solutions, the social and behavioral systems that govern change are investigated.
- C1-1: Adoption of Sustainable Urban Water Solutions, Gary Pivo, Professor – University of Arizona
- C2-1: Homeowner Adoption of New Technologies, Jessica Bolson, Postdoctoral Fellow – Florida International University
- C4-1: Financing the Transition to One Water, Neil Grigg, Professor – Colorado State University
Research activities in Thrust D focus on integration of data, models and products from all other themes and projects to facilitate enhanced decision making. This thrust enables synthesizing results from assessment projects under Thrust A, technological solutions under Thrust B, and socioeconomic and management solutions under Thrust C to identify viable options that provide maximum benefits at the system level. The synthesis will determine the sustainability metrics/indicators that comprise UWIN Urban Water Sustainability Blueprint.
- D1-1 UWIN Envision Model, Mary Santelmann, Associate Professor – Oregon State University
- D2 & D3: UWIN One Water Blueprint & Sustainability Indicators, Mazdak Arabi, PhD, Borland Professor of Water Resources – Colorado State University