Fixing leaks, tackling damp basements: CNT’s work gets national recognition
CNT’s pioneering program, ‘Smart Water for Smart Regions’ and its practical focus on designing strategies to help communities alleviate costly water leakages and property damage from flooding, is attracting national attention. Our program staff have been appointed to national and state committees, and invited to speak at national events about this initiative.
Staff member, Danielle Gallet—who heads up the Water Supply Program—will be representing CNT’s work on water-loss control at WaterCon 2013, the Midwest’s largest water and wastewater conference. Danielle currently serves as Chair of the Water Efficiency Committee for the IL Section of the American Water Works Association (AWWA), and sits on the national committees of AWWA’s Water Resources Planning and Management Committee, and their Water Loss Control Committee.
Hal Sprague, who oversees CNT’s water policy, is serving on the national stormwater committee of the Water Environment Federation, as well as the Post Development Stormwater Runoff Standard (PDSWRS) Work Group of the IL Environment Protection Agency. In August 2013, Hal will be presenting CNT’s work on green infrastructure retrofit standards at the American Public Works Association International Public Works Congress & Exposition.
Ryan Wilson, Stormwater Program Manager, will also be presenting at the conference, with a focus on ‘Collaborating to Retrofit Communities for 21st Century Weather’.
Launched in 2012, the goal of Smart Water for Smart Regions is to help communities in the eight Great Lakes states (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin) deliver water services to homes and businesses more efficiently, effectively, and transparently, while sustaining the region’s water resources. The initiative is funded by State Farm, the Surdna Foundation and Joyce Foundation.
Learn more about ‘Smart Water for Smart Regions’ here.>>