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Water Infrastructure for People and Planet
June 9, 2022 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pmFree
Join Global Water Alliance for a FREE webinar on June 9, 11:30 – 1:30 p.m. EDT entitled, “Water Infrastructure for People and Planet.”
“Billions of people worldwide still live without safely managed drinking water, safely managed sanitation and basic hygiene services, especially in rural areas and least developed countries… Globally, 44 per cent of all wastewater flows generated by households is not safely treated, i.e. treated by secondary or higher processes or with effluent discharges meeting relevant standards.”
WITH THIS WEBINAR we hope to inform and inspire a paradigm shift in the design of water and wastewater infrastructure locally and globally, thereby ensuring public health, environmental sustainability, and climate resilience. Give us two hours and you will leave with tools and practical examples of participatory design to integrate into your work.
The webinar is open to all — professionals and students in the areas of water, wastewater, wetlands, environmental studies, engineering, public health, planning, communications and public affairs, attorneys, municipal officials, those interested in public-private partnerships, and anyone interested in water and water infrastructure.
Opening remarks and moderation of the panel by Debbie Heuckeroth, Board Member, Global Water AlliancePanelists include:Lindsey Geiger, PE, ENV SP, LEED AP BD+C, Director, Education, Institute for Sustainable InfrastructureGerard Dalziel, PE, Chief Engineer, Engineers Without Borders – USAGail Farmer (she/her), Executive Director, Wissahickon TrailsQ&A with Moderator and AudienceClosing Remarks
Panelist: Lindsey Geiger
Lindsey Geiger is the Director of Education at the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure. She oversees educational programming including the Envision Sustainability Professional credential, continuing education courses, and training for Envision Verifiers and ISI trainers. Ms. Geiger coordinates and ensures consistency across all educational materials, events, and policies.
Panelist: Gerard Dalziel
Gerard Dalziel is the Chief Engineer at Engineers Without Borders. His primary responsibility is to ensure that all work and project deliverables are of consistent quality and meet the needs of our partner communities. He is also leading EWB-USA’s global climate resiliency program to incorporate anticipated climate changes into all our project work.
Panelist: Gail Farmer
Gail brings 20 years of experience in the environmental nonprofit sector. When asked to summarize her role in a single word, she said “relationships.” She spends her time in partnership with staff, board, donors, and other community leaders to ensure that Wissahickon Trails is able to effectively fulfill its mission today, tomorrow, and for many years to come.
Resources from the Webinar:
- World Water Forum presentation: https://drexel.zoom.us/rec/share/AaElZV00pcdQch1Vvk1W9ZfrXQnlSJGsYcQuUDfxEkDqWBUffo0XxlLN_WDxH4vp.dJ6ffuX1fbelM1PS?startTime=1648913443000 (Passcode: +q%Xk9eQ)
- Engineers Without Borders Volunteer Village: https://ewb-usa.force.com/VolunteerVillage/s/
- ISI’s Envision Framework: https://sustainableinfrastructure.org/envision/overview-of-envision/
- Video on Wissahickon Trail’s Headwaters Stream & Riparian Restoration initiative: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cO87VZGl1do&t=3s
- Framework for Sustainable Watershed Management – https://www.nj.gov/drbc/library/documents/PoconoCreek/FinalReport.pdf
- Permaculture 101: https://www.growforagecookferment.com/permaculture-101
- EPA on green infrastructure – https://www.epa.gov/green-infrastructure/what-green-infrastructure#:~:text=In%202019%2C%20Congress%20enacted%20the,landscaping%20to%20store%2C%20infiltrate%2C%20or
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