Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017

Leading the way

WRF's new Blueprint for One Water guides agencies

WRF

Water Research Foundation

The Water Research Foundation has released the Blueprint for One Water, a practical guide for agencies seeking to manage water resources holistically and sustainably. Brown and Caldwell developed the blueprint, which was sponsored by WRF, with input from over 800 water professionals who participated in an international survey, more than 10 one-on-one interviews, and a two-day international workshop with 35 water professionals.

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South Florida reservoir key topic at conference

Miami Herald

A massive South Florida reservoir that is key to fixing the Everglades’ faulty plumbing, and has divided water managers and environmentalists, will take center stage at an annual restoration conference this weekend. Drawing conservationists, politicians and scientists, the conference comes about midway through restoration efforts, with the work well behind schedule.

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How cities are tackling aging water systems

Next City

A new policy brief from the Brookings Institute breaks down how cities with large drinking water utilities are financing their water systems, and what challenges they’re facing. The report offers several suggestions for cities to drive water investments most efficiently: better managing systems that involve multiple agencies, improving accounting practices, and strategic financial planning.

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