Project #4969

One Water Cities: Development of Guidance Documents and Assessment Metrics

$325,507
In Progress
Principal Investigator
Mazdak
Arabi
Research Manager
Dr. Harry Zhang, Ph.D., PE
Contractor
Colorado State University, Fort Collins
Utility Management
Integrated Planning & Water Management
Stormwater
Innovation
Resilience

Abstract

A growing number of U.S. and international utilities have been developing One Water initiatives to respond to regional water challenges. This research aims to help utilities and municipalities identify effective strategies and viable technological, policy, institutional, and financial pathways toward One Water. Specifically, the project will create a rating system and guidebooks with key metrics and benchmarks to assess the progression toward One Water cities, benefits and co-benefits, and competing trade offs. The rating system will explicitly include information on policy, institutional, legal, financial, and technical factors that provide bridges or inhibit progress toward One Water.

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