Project #4660

Blueprint for One Water

Principal Investigator
Research Manager
Ms. Katie Henderson
Brown and Caldwell


This project sought to advance the adoption of a One Water approach through the development of a user-friendly blueprint for the practical application of One Water planning. This blueprint is beneficial for utilities across multiple water resource sectors, including water supply, wastewater, reuse, watershed management, stormwater, and energy and resource recovery. The research team summarized case studies and best practices through a stakeholder survey and one-on-one interviews with a group of participating utilities, organized and facilitated a workshop to effectively engage participants, and delivered a clear and comprehensive blueprint for the successful development of an integrated water management (IWM) plan. Published in 2017.