Skip to main content

Water Utility Response to Climate Change and Engagement with the EPA Climate Ready Water Utility Initiative

Buy Article:

$17.50 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Or sign up for a free trial

Climate change impacts pose a variety of operational and infrastructure challenges to the water sector; water and wastewater utilities in different regions are responding in different capacities. The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) has been at the forefront of climate change awareness, greenhouse gas emissions monitoring, and energy efficiency. MWRD has also contributed to adaptation planning across the water sector by participating in a Climate Ready Water Utilities (CRWU) Working Group of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWAC). Through the participation of Assistant Director of Maintenance and Operations, Antonio Quintanilla, MWRD has helped build out the concept of a climate ready water utility and has offered guidance to the EPA in implementing a CRWU initiative. Through the development of an Adaptive Response Framework, the CRWU Working Group has advanced the water sector's ability to prepare for and respond to climate change. MWRD's ongoing efforts towards energy efficiency and their approach towards greenhouse gas monitoring offer a compelling case study for water sector response to climate change.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Data/Media
No Metrics

Keywords: Adaptation; Climate change; Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago; energy efficiency; greenhouse gases

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2011-01-01

More about this publication?
  • Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is an archive of papers published in the proceedings of the annual Water Environment Federation® Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC® ) and specialty conferences held since the year 2000. These proceedings are not peer reviewed.

    A subscription to the Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation includes access to most papers presented at the annual WEF Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) and other conferences held since 2000. Subscription access begins 12 months after the event and is valid for 12 months from month of purchase. A subscription to the Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is included in Water Environment Federation (WEF) membership.

    WEF Members: Sign in (right panel) with your IngentaConnect user name and password to receive complimentary access. Access begins 12 months after the conference or event
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Membership Information
  • About WEF Proceedings
  • WEFTEC Conference Information
  • Learn about the many other WEF member benefits and join today
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more