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Smart One Water - Definition, Framework & Implementation

 

Theme Description

The One Water approach seeks to disrupt siloed water systems management and take a holistic and collaborative approach to consider all water resources – surface, ground, stormwater, recycled – as "One Water."  Smart One Water seeks to integrate and intelligent water management through digital transformation.

 

Our Panelists

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Pierre Glynn

SCIENTIST EMERITUS, SCIENCE AND DECISION CENTER, USGS

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Edgar Westerhof

NATIONAL DIRECTOR FOR FLOOD RISK AND RESILIENCE - VICE PRESIDENT AT ARCADIS

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Adel Hagekhalil

CHIEF EXECUTIVE & GENERAL MANAGER AT METROPOLITAN WATER DISTRICT OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

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Travis Wagner

VICE PRESIDENT AT SUEZ SMART & ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS

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Stephen Cauffman

CHIEF, RESILIENCE SERVICES BRANCH AT CYBERSECURITY AND INFRASTRUCTURE SECURITY AGENCY

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Vern Steel

DEPUTY CEO/CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER AT NATIONAL RURAL WATER ASSOCIATION

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David Sumner

DIRECTOR, USGS CARIBBEAN-FLORIDA WATER SCIENCE CENTER

 

Theme Outcomes

Participants in this panel will hear from water sector experts how the Smart One Water approach at appropriately broad scales facilitates smarter land use practices, healthier watersheds and rivers, greater reliability of our water and wastewater systems, increased efficiency, and operation of our utilities, enhanced livable communities, resilience against climate change, and protection of public health.

 

Food for Thought!

Question # 1

What is the future state of Smart One Water (SOW)?  How does it differ from the current state of water management?

Question # 2

How can we broaden the scales of water management and understanding, across spatial and temporal scales and across purposes and needs?

Question # 3

Where are some successful examples where stakeholders with competing interests (Farmers, environmentalists, municipalities) have created a successful SOW Program?