Triple Bottom Line Water Supply Planning at Your Fingertips: A Framework and Tool for Comprehensive Comparisons (Webcast)
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Eastern
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Pacific
Fee: WRA & WE&RF members: Free; Others: $65
This presentation has been rescheduled to March 21.
Drivers for developing or expanding a water reuse program vary from region to region. Whether considering nonpotable reuse, indirect potable reuse, or direct potable reuse, each option requires a thorough vetting of the potential impacts on a site-specific basis. Through a Water Environment & Reuse Foundation funded study, a specialized triple bottom line (TBL) framework and Excel-based tool were developed that goes beyond conventional practices to evaluate water supply options. The presenters will explain the TBL framework, including the social, environmental, and economic indicators selected for the evaluation tool, as well as the methodology for integrating a multi-criteria decision analysis component. The webcast will feature a demonstration of the TBL tool using water supply comparisons from utility partners. The presentation will also include a discussion of lessons learned from collaboration with utility partners in the United States and Australia. This webcast is a must-see for utility leaders, regulators, and elected officials responsible for making water supply planning decisions.
- Ben Stanford, American Water
- Grace M. Johns, Hazen and Sawyer
- Michalis Hadjikakou, Deakin University
- Stephanie Ishii, Hazen and Sawyer