As pressures on urban water systems such as aging infrastructure, population growth and climate change are ever increasing, communities are seeking new approaches to ensure safe and reliable water supply. The One Water approach is rapidly garnering the interest of utilities and water managers across the U.S. One Water is an integrated planning and implementation approach to managing finite water resources for long-term resilience and reliability, meeting both community and ecosystem needs.
OWSI promotes the One Water approach to address integrated management of urban water systems through research and outreach activities.
- Use of alternate water sources (e.g. stormwater, graywater and treated effluent)
- Assessing benefits and efficacy of green infrastructure, urban stormwater control measures and Low Impact Development (LID)
- Assessing impacts of water management strategies on urban livability
- Decentralized strategies for water treatment and supply
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