18 December 2012

Question of the week

I talk all the time about failed water management (often referencing Las Vegas :)

Can you give names or examples of good water managers delivering economically and environmentally sustainable water services?

4 comments:

Sander van der Heijden said...

A flowing side channel was constructed in the water basin Maas, the Netherlands. The implementation of cyclic water management should -according to the project plan- minimize human intervention in the area (saving money in maintenance costs) and the use of ecological sustainable material + a closed ground balance leaves room for several natural processes among them vegetation and safe erosion.

service: water quality
economically sustainable: saving costs in maintenance costs
environmentally sustainable: ecological instruments

Anonymous said...

Hi David,

For Southern California, you may want to check out the Long Beach Water Department (at http://www.lbwater.org ). Pretty good conservation programs, took a hard look at desal, including lots of research, and then said "no", etc., etc.

KH said...

I really like, Kim Thorner, General Manager of Olivenhain Water District. She seems to have her system running well. I also like their facebook postings, see on their website. They are looking into desalting and also working with a neighboring water district etc. They also had none of their board members opposed (pretty sure) in this last election which is unheard of here in San Diego.

http://www.olivenhain.com/



Personally Kim is very easy going to talk to also and gives advice freely. She is very involved with California Special Districts as a certified trainer and they are a District of Distinction, where as all of the board members are trained in good governance etc. http://www.sdlf.org/images/DODapp.pdf

http://www.sdlf.org/DODprog.htm

You should talk to her!

By the way - she has a legal and political background.

Anonymous said...

Keevin Hunt MODOC
Rich Nagel West Basin MWD
Robb Whitaker WRD