THIS PROGRAM IS POSTPONED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE
Committee on the Environment (COTE) presents a panel on practical applications and industry resources for water reuse technologies, associated adjustments to design process, and the future of water stewardship within the context of global water scarcity and the direction of future California water policy.
- Navigating the permitting process in the City and County of San Francisco, including questions practitioners should be asking their local regulatory agency if there’s no clear pathway for onsite water reuse.
- Identifying when to begin the onsite water reuse conversation on a project and what conversations should be had with the regulators and utilities.
- Evaluating the systems that work best for site constrained urban projects versus projects with more site availability.
- Incorporating resource recovery opportunities on water reuse projects.
About the Speakers
Aaron Tartakovsky, Co-founder and CEO of Epic CleanTec, a green technology startup redefining urban sanitation by converting building wastewater into a high quality, endlessly renewable organic soil. Aaron is a frequent speaker on water and sustainability issues around the world, and is a co-author of the William J. Worthen Foundation’s Onsite Non-potable Water Reuse Practice Guide, a project designed to help spur expanded on-site reuse in cities around the world. In 2017, Aaron was recognized as a GreenBiz 30 under 30 honoree.
Paula Kehoe is the Director of Water Resources with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC). She is responsible for diversifying San Francisco’s local water supply portfolio through the implementation of conservation, groundwater, and recycled water programs. Paula spearheaded San Francisco’s landmark legislation allowing for reuse of alternate water sources in buildings.
Kyle Pickett, Moderator, Water Reuse Education Expert, and Urban Fabrick Inc’s Co-founder and COO. Kyle is responsible for the consultancy’s West Coast operations. His leadership has established the firm as an influential community partner and reputable for inclusive technical training and successful sustainability projects. Additionally, Kyle is the Co-founder and Executive Director of The William J. Worthen Foundation, a 501(c)3 public benefit corporation that conducts research and creates outreach initiatives on the planning, design, construction, performance, and beauty of the built environment.
Image Credit: William J. Worthen Foundation
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