We are excited to be sharing our 2021 webinar lineup. Registration is FREE and each webinar qualifies toward education hours for your ENV SP credential maintenance. This year we are focusing on communications, community sustainability and resilience, and Envision applications and implementation. We have it all!
Review each webinar and keep this e-mail handy for future reference. We hope you are as thrilled as we are about the 2021 schedule.
August Webinar—Denver Water Envisions a Sustainable Future through its Northwater Treatment Plant
Presented by Catherine McIntosh (CDM Smith); Lauren Suer (Jacobs); Sananda Mukherjee (AECOM)
Denver Water is building a new, state-of-the-art drinking water facility on a 183-acre site next to Ralston Reservoir, north of Golden in Jefferson County. The Northwater Treatment Plant will be capable of treating up to 75 million gallons of water a day when it is operational in 2024. The new facility provides critical updates to an aging 80-year-old system that is reaching the end of its lifespan. One of the main objectives was sustainability and the executive sponsors tasked the team with achieving the goal of the Project site becoming Envision Gold verified. The presentation will explain the advanced new technology and the benefits for community by building a new cost-effective water treatment plant (WTP) and repurposing the existing Moffat facility for water distribution. Register
October Webinar — Pathway to Envision for Central San
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Eastern
Presented by Jennifer Ninete, HDR and Justin Waples, Central Contra Costa Sanitary District
When it comes to sustainability and resiliency, organizations often “talk-the-talk,” but can find it more difficult to “walk-the-walk.” It can be intimidating to decide where to start and how to implement a broad sustainability program across a large organization.
This webinar will summarize the process that Central Contra Costa Sanitary District in California (Central San) used Envision, working with HDR, to evaluate the agency’s project approach related to sustainability. The assessment explored how Central San’s approach and policies aligned with Envision, revealed opportunities to for improvement, and identified how the agency could best use Envision to meet their short- and long-term sustainability and resiliency goals. The goal of the presentation is the convey a “roadmap” for others to use if they are considering ways to more holistically integrate sustainability, specifically the Envision framework, into their organization. Register
December Webinar — Managing Sustainability and Resilience in Developing Communities
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
1:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern
Presented by Fariborz Tehrani, California State University, Fresno and Denise Nelson, Environmental Engineer & Planner
Sustainable built environment has been the major focus in academic and industrial fields. The rise in climate-related disasters, constant challenges in energy sector, and substantial shift in consumer’s conscious toward conservation of natural resources are the major forces behind sustainable engineering. Further, many professional bodies have developed guidelines and specifications, such as Envision, to implement sustainable practices and rate their impacts. Becoming familiar with common sustainable practices and comfortable with implementation of more innovative materials and techniques in civil engineering design promotes analytical procedures to develop a context-sensitive design. This webinar aims to address challenges in the implementation of sustainable engineering solutions in developing communities and regions. Discussions include resources, funding, technology, and community involvements as main obstacles to such implementation and offers best practices for planning and design stages of built infrastructures. Register