Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, working with leading utilities, associations and states, has developed a new guidance to help utilities develop their own "roadmap" to sustainability through the implementation of proven and sustainable practices across all facets of utility operations.

Webinars will highlight utility programs to implement proven and progressive practices that:

  • Save money by optimizing the planning and delivery of services to their customers
  • Ensure a reliable source of water consistent with customer needs
  • Use energy and water-efficient practices and technologies that foster water reuse, resource recovery, and green infrastructure
  • Become more resilient to short-term disasters and other longer-term climate related challenges; and
  • Build greater understanding and support from decision-making bodies, customers, and other community stakeholders

Webinar 1: October 30, 2014 — 12:30-2:30 p.m. Eastern

· Overview of Moving Toward Sustainability: Sustainable and Effective Practices for Creating Your Water Utility Roadmap

Jim Horne, U.S. EPA

· Community Sustainability

Sue Hann, City Manager – Palm Bay, Florida

Andy Kricun, Camden County Municipal Utility Authority

Register at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/608935640

Webinar 2: March 2015; Webinar 3: May 2015; Webinar 4: June 2015

Webinars 2-4 topics to include:

  • Financial Sustainability
  • Utility Business Planning
  • Water Resource Adequacy
  • Performance Management & Continual Improvement
  • Employee & Leadership Development
  • Operational Resiliency