Webinar: Turning the Tide ― Municipal Leadership in Water Management
Part 3 of GMF’s Leading Trends in Municipal Sustainability webinar series
Thursday, January 31, 2013
12:00-1:30 p.m. EST
Municipalities across the country are facing a rising tide of water challenges. Increasing demand for water and drought-like conditions have pushed some communities alarmingly close to the brink of their water system capacity. Aging water treatment systems — often a municipality's most energy and cost-intensive infrastructure — mean more frequent water main breaks and, in some communities, health concerns about lead pipes.
Learn how three Canadian municipalities are implementing innovative policies and infrastructure to reduce water consumption, increase stormwater infiltration, lessen the load on local water systems and improve water quality.
- Alicia Bannier, Engineer, Directorate of Strategic Management of Water Networks, East Unit, City of Montréal, QC
- Amy Wakeford, Water Conservation Program Coordinator, City of Abbotsford, BC
- Hugh Fraser, Deputy Director of Engineering, Corporation of Delta, BC
- Sarah Howie, Urban Environmental Designer, Corporation of Delta, BC
- Pilot project: Detecting and replacing lead service lines in the City of Montréal
- Our Water Matters
- Rainwater Management: Landscape-Based Solutions in Delta, BC