EPN Breakfast Club - March 2016

Mar 8, 2016 (All day)

Managing Water Resources – Local, Global (Joint Environmental Professionals Network and Water Management Association of Ohio Meeting)

Presenters: Radhika Fox (Value of Water Coalition), Larry Antosch (Ohio Farm Bureau Federation), Jason Sanson and Susan Ashbrook (Blueprint Columbus)

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EPN Breakfast:

One Water - Changing the Way America Views, Values and Manages Water
Radhika Fox, CEO, US Water Alliance & Director, Value of Water Coalition
In the face of water crises– aging infrastructure, water scarcity, droughts, flooding, sea level rise – the need to accelerate innovative, inclusive, and integrated water stewardship is more important than ever. A One Water approach views all water – drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, greywater and more – as vital resources for our present and our future. Our collective future depends on sustainable water management. It is the backbone of strong economies, vibrant communities, and a healthy environment. Radhika Fox will discuss the one water movement underway around the country that is securing a more sustainable and resilient water future, now and for future generations. 

WMAO Spring 2016 Meeting:

Healthy Water Ohio – A Strategy for Water Resource Management
Larry Antosch, PhD, Senior Director, Policy Development and Environmental Policy, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation
 On September 3, 2015, an unprecedented coalition of Ohio water stakeholders from conservation, business and industry, universities, water suppliers and agriculture issued its strategic plan for maintaining and strengthening the state’s water resources. The Healthy Water Ohio (HwO) coalition’s recommendations aim to preserve Ohio’s valuable water assets for those who rely on them for consumption, recreation, food production and commerce.    more    
Blueprint Columbus – Clean Streams, Strong Neighborhoods
Jason Sanson, P.E., City of Columbus, Dept. of Public Utilities
Susan Ashbrook, JD, Assistant Director/Sustainability, Columbus Dept. of Public Utilities  
Mayor Michael B. Coleman’s Blueprint Columbus proposal, submitted as an alternative to the city’s 2005 Wet Weather Management Plan to comply with its consent orders and greatly reduce sewer overflows, has been approved by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) and will be implemented over the next 20 years by the Department of Public Utilities. The official approval letter was received December 1.  more 


7:30                  Doors open for coffee, tea, juice, networking

7:55                  Buffet breakfast

8:25                  Welcome, EPN and WMAO; sponsor remarks

8:40                  One Water- Changing the way America Views, Values and Manages Water; Radhika Fox

9:45                  Break

10:00                Healthy Water Ohio – A Strategy for Water Resource Management; Larry Antosch, PhD

10:55                Break

11:05                Blueprint Columbus – Clean Streams, Strong Neighborhoods; Susan Ashbrook, JD

Noon                Program ends

Sponsors: Office of Energy and Environment, Office of Student life Energy Management and Sustainability, SENR, Brown and Caldwell, Stantec, Global Water Initiative at Ohio State

Exhibitors: Contech Solution, Environmental Remediation Contractor, Hull


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