WRF to host webcast series addressing drought management, communications
The Water Research Foundation has announced that it will host a four-part webcast series in July to address sustainable drought management and communications that can be applied to a variety of needs and conditions that local utilities may face.
DENVER, CO, June 29, 2015 -- The Water Research Foundation (WRF), a sponsor of research supporting the water community, has announced that it will host a four-part webcast series in July to address sustainable drought management and communications that can be applied to a variety of needs and conditions that local utilities may face. The series, which is free and open to the public, was designed to serve as a forum for utilities to share best practices and lessons learned through past experiences.
The current drought in California will serve as a live case study for each segment of the webcast series as experts walk through insights and provide guidance relevant to any utilities experiencing drought or that want to be prepared for potential drought in their regions. As of June 23, 2015, drought conditions across the U.S. categorized from moderate to exceptional by the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) are impacting 81.3 million people, specifically 79.1 million in the lower 48 states.
"It's very important that the Water Research Foundation continue to not only provide utilities with valuable research to assist them, but also create opportunities for utilities to hear from their peers on the issues and best practices impacting their communities," said Rob Renner, WRF executive director. "Our goal with this webcast series is to help utilities best manage current or potential drought scenarios and arm them with the information and guidance they need to effectively inform their communities about these matters as they take place."
The webcasts will address a variety of issues and scenarios utilities may face, including: turf replacement program best practices, calculating drought management costs versus benefits, maintaining financial stability, and how to communicate conservation protocols with community members effectively.
For a full list of the webcasts, click here.
About the Water Research Foundation
The Water Research Foundation is an internationally recognized leader in sponsoring research that supports the water community in holistically and cooperatively managing water from all sources to meet social, environmental, and economic needs. WRF’s research provides reliable and relevant solutions to the most critical challenges facing the water community today and into the future. Founded in 1966, WRF is a 501(c)(3) non‐profit organization that has sponsored nearly 1,500 research projects and serves more than 1,000 subscribing organizations. For more information, visit www.WaterRF.org.