Arizona's landmark Groundwater Management Act turned 40 last year and the WRRC marked the occasion by focusing the 2020 annual conference on the legacy of the Act, current groundwater challenges, and potential future pathways. Building on this foundation, the authors of the 2021 Arroyo developed a comprehensive overview of groundwater management in Arizona that looks back over 40 years and ahead toward 2060 and beyond. The presentation will highlight key sections of the Arroyo as reference points for discussion.
Brown Bag Webinar: Community Service and Environmental Justice as an Essential Best Practice for Clean Water Utilities of the Future
Andrew Kricun, Managing Director, Moonshot Missions and Senior Fellow, US Water Alliance
The old paradigm for clean water utilities was to see permit compliance as the ceiling of aspirations and to avoid community engagement to the maximal extent possible. However, the new paradigm for the clean water utilities of the future is to see permit compliance as a floor and to strive to be environmental champions and anchor institutions in the communities they serve. This presentation will describe how the clean water utility located in Camden, NJ, one of the most economically distressed communities in the United States, traversed a learning curve from indifference to their community to work towards being an anchor institution. It will also discuss how this is something that can, and should, be done by any and every water utility in the nation.
Andrew Kricun is a managing director with Moonshot Missions, a senior fellow with the US Water Alliance and a senior advisor with the Water Center at the University of Pennsylvania. He also serves on the New Jersey Environmental Justice Advisory Council. He graduated with honors from Princeton University with a degree in chemical engineering, and he has over 35 years of wastewater and biosolids management experience.
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Brown Bag Webinar: Arizona's Groundwater Management - Past, Present and Future
World Water Day Special Webinar - Managing Aquifer Recharge: A Showcase for Resilience...
Celebrate World Water Day on Monday afternoon, March 22, when the Water Resources Research Center hosts an informative panel discussion on the forthcoming UNESCO volume, “Managing Aquifer Recharge: A Showcase for Resilience and Sustainability.”