U.S. Water Prize Winners Webinar Series – Salmon Falls Watershed Collaborative and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

Tue, 2013-03-05

Salmon Falls Watershed Collaborative and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission are two 2012 U.S. Water Prize Winners profiled in this webinar series. Sponsored and administered by the U.S. Water Alliance, the United States Water Prize is a celebration of sustainable solutions that advance holistic, watershed-based approaches to water quality and quantity challenges.

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission:

The SFPUC is diversifying its water supply portfolio with new investments in water conservation and localized groundwater use; promoting and subsidizing developments to treat and reuse black water, grey water, rainwater, and sump water; and implementing storm water management using green infrastructure solutions. At the same time, its multi-billion dollar Sewer System Improvement program is grounded in an urban watershed framework to maximize the benefits of "One-Water" management.

In this webinar, Michael Carlin, SFPUC Deputy General Manager, will discuss the SFPUC's "One-Water" approach, which localizes water cycles to ensure water is used multiple times.

Salmon Falls Watershed Collaborative:

The Salmon Falls River is the largest river system contributing to the Great Bay estuary that borders both states, and was recently identified by the U.S. Forest Service as being the most threatened in the nation with regard to a potential decline in water quality due to conversion of private forested lands to housing.

Kira Jacobs and Dave Sharples will discuss the importance of inter-jurisdictional partnerships to protect and sustain drinking water supplies and explain how the success of the collaborative relies on the "on-the-ground actions" of multiple local watershed and community groups, municipalities, and landowners.

The webinar will take place Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 2 p.m. EST. Participants will earn one Professional Development Hour (PDH). Click here to register.