One Water Summit Provides Participants with Front Row to Clean Water Innovations

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The One Water Summit will be held June 8-10th in Atlanta.  The One Water Summit brings together stakeholders from utilities, business, state, federal and local governments, not-for-profits, environmentalists, and the scientific community to assess progress with improving our nation’s water quality as well as sharing best practices.

The conference will be organized around the following themes:

  • Innovations in Project Delivery and Financing
  • Partnerships for Progress
  • Making the Case: Data, Research and Community Engagement
  • Policy, Regulation and Institutional Change

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The most dynamic learning opportunities will take place during the Summit’s site visits which will highlight the stratagems being utilized in the greater Atlanta region.  These tours include:

  • Green Infrastructure with Multiple Benefits – The Atlanta Story which will allow participants to tour the Historic Fourth Ward Park on the Atlanta BeltLine; the catalytic Southeast Atlanta Green Infrastructure Initiative; and emerging transformations in the Proctor Creek watershed.  This tour will be led by members of the Atlanta Department of Watershed staff as well as staff from American Rivers and the Conservation Fund.
  • Atlanta’s Strategy for a Secure Water Supply in which participants will tour the Beltwood Quarry as well as learn about new the new reservoir which will hold a 30-day supply of water as well as discuss infrastructure improvements and additions to the City’s 120 year old water system which serves over 1,000,000 people.
  • Chattahoochee Riverkeeper Floating Classroom Tour in which participants will tour the river and Lake Lanier, the reservoir that controls floods and provides the drinking water in the Atlanta region.  The tour take place on the Riverkeeper’s glass bottomed boat as well as the 40 foot catamaran that is used to educate elementary through high school students in the region about water quality and lake ecology.
  • The final tour is of Emory University’s WaterHub, a water recycling system that is designed to reclaim water for non-potable uses instead of extracting more fresh water.  The system will prevent 146,000 gallons from being pulled from the regional water supply and recycles nearly 400,000 a day. 

This is a unique opportunity for any one interested in clean water to see innovation in action as well as interact with the thought leaders in this dynamic field.  Click on the logo above for more information or to participate in this summit.

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