Reinventing the Water Grid Part II: Nutrient Recycling and Other Opportunities for Fun & Profit

Thursday, March 05, 2015
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Session two will dig deeper into two solutions – both fresher paths forward than the expensive model of centralized-systems solutions. First is a look into cities such as Atlanta, where the cost of water and wastewater have soared but the system and the treatment technologies are working. Second is the promising practice of source-separating urine for fertilizer production—a pilot in Falmouth, MA is demonstrating cost-effective alternative to building a new treatment plant. Both examples involve the challenges of changing occupant behavior, and both introduce new business opportunities for rethinking water use. The session will close by identifying the nuggets, from both sessions for us to further reflect on about policy, design, technology & practice, and behavior change. 

CEU Information: 

1.5 AIA, BPI, GBCI Continuing Education Units Available.