WB01 - Waterbuild Opening Plenary: New Insights into Water Decentralization, Quality and Public Health

Tuesday, November 13 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM | 184 « Back

Abstract Text:

Paula Kehoe, Director of Water Resources for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, will take the Opening Plenary stage of the 2018 Waterbuild Summit at Greenbuild Chicago. Ms. Kehoe is a nationally recognized expert on innovative solutions to municipal water reuse and stewardship, and has spent years championing legislation and establishing frameworks for decentralized non-potable water systems in San Francisco. Witness her delivery on the evolution of water systems in the U.S. and its impact on water quality and human health. Ms. Kehoe will dive into new public health research findings, and offer her insight on what they mean for creating strong national standards that will improve access and water quality for all. Audiences will come away with a newfound understanding of model regulations that are cost-effective, streamlined and created hand-in-hand with the development community.

Learning Objectives:

Understand the use and benefits of decentralized non-potable water systems and their importance from both the public agency and developer perspective.

Describe the standards development process and why consistency in quality requirements is needed to protect public health nationwide.

Identify key examples of public-private partnership at the local level driving improved water quality through streamlined and cost-effective approaches to policy.

Understand the connection between water and people, and how shifts occurring at this nexus transform lives and influence the trajectory of continued building.


GBCI Credit Hours:

Event Type: WaterBuild Summit > Session