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Tap into Resilience Webcast: Efficiency & Reuse is the New Supply

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Join Paula Kehoe, Director of Water Resources with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission and Doug Bennett, Conservation Manager at Southern Nevada Water Authority, along with WaterNow Alliance, for a practical conversation about financing and scaling up decentralized water solutions including turf rebates, on-site water reuse, and other efficiency investments. From individual water consumers, to neighborhoods, to entire communities, implementing the best fit programs and investments are cost-effective ways to increase water supplies and generate community and economic benefits.


Attendees will learn about utilities that have successfully implemented innovative water infrastructure management strategies and explore the tools and resources needed to provide safe, clean, and reliable water for everyone.


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  • Paula Kehoe, Director of Water Resources with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. SFPUC added Article 12C to the San Francisco Health Code in 2012, enabling the development of San Francisco’s Non-Potable Water Ordinance, the first of its kind in the nation. The program established local oversight and management to allow for the use of alternate supplies like rainwater, graywater, stormwater, foundation drainage, and blackwater in buildings, vastly expanding access to alternative, on-site water sources.

  • Doug Bennett, Conservation Manager at Southern Nevada Water Authority. Since 1991, SNWA’s extensive Southern Smart Landscapes Rebate Program has led to more than 185 million square feet of lawn to water efficient landscape upgrades across the region.

  • Cynthia Koehler, Executive Director, WaterNow Alliance

  • Kate Moran, Engagement Manager, WaterNow Alliance


This webcast is a program of the new WaterNow Alliance initiative, Tap into Resilience. TiR is a national peer-led initiative to scale innovative, localized water management strategies. TiR provides the tools and peer networks for utility leaders to embrace distributed water solutions that bring multiple benefits to communities at less cost, and more quickly, than traditional “grey” infrastructure.

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