Webinar: Sewage Pollution as a Catalyst for Integrated Water Management – Creating Multiple Benefits for Your Community and River
This webinar was co-hosted with the Urban Waters Learning Network and recorded on September 14, 2016 webinar.
Description: 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?
In this recorded webinar, 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 discusses 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 discusses 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 covers multiple examples of how these approaches are taking root across the country. The speakers for this session provide an overview of their work on Integrated Water Management including context and opportunities. A recording of the first session in the series, providing an overview of Integrated Water Management, can be viewed here.
MaryLynn Lodor, Deputy Director, Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati
Chris Sturm, Managing Director, Policy and Water, New Jersey Future