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Planning for Sustainability: US EPA Webcast Series for Water and Wastewater Utilities

August 06, 2012

Planning for Sustainability: US EPA Webcast Series for Water and Wastewater Utilities


Effective planning is essential for utilities to sustainably manage their operations and ensure that water infrastructure investments are cost-effective over their life-cycle, resource efficient, and support other relevant community sustainability goals. In February, 2012, U.S. EPA issued Planning for Sustainability: A Handbook for Water and Wastewater Utilities. Developed with extensive input from utility managers and states, the Handbook describes a series of core elements and steps utilities can take to build sustainability considerations into their existing planning processes.

Please join us for the second of a series of webcasts, built around the core elements of the Handbook, describing how water and wastewater utilities can incorporate sustainability considerations into planning. This webcast will focus on how utilities can engage with various stakeholders in the community to establish sustainability goals that reflect utility and community priorities. Two speakers will make presentations from their communities.

Second Webcast: Community Consultation for Sustainability Planning - September 13, 2012 1-2:30 PM Eastern Time

90 Minute Audio Web Broadcast


The webcast is now over.


Jim Horne, US EPA Office of Wastewater Management

  • Mike Beezhold, Senior Planner and Project Manager, CDM Smith (Case: Lenexa, KS Stormwater Program)
  • Robert Farley, City Manager, City of Live Oak, Florida

Future Webcast topics and tentative dates include:

  • Incorporating Sustainability Considerations into Alternatives Analysis (December 2012)
  • Ensuring Financial Sustainability (February 2013)

Slides from the first Planning for Sustainability Webinar can be found at: Planning for Sustainability Exit EPA Site

For more information contact Jim Horne ( at (202) 564-0571


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