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Getting Started: Integrated Planning Community Workshop for Small to Medium-Sized Municipalities
April 20, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Environmental Finance Centers at the University of North Carolina and the University of Maryland and the Water Center at the University of Pennsylvania are hosting a 90-minute webinar to provide small to medium-sized municipalities with the information needed to get started with integrated planning.Objectives:
- Understand important action items that can help communities/municipalities get started with integrated planning
- Be introduced to EPA’s fact sheets, resources, and EFC’s Roadmap tool aimed to help communities/municipalities begin the integrated planning process
- Participate in small breakout sessions to think through key questions to answer at the beginning stages of getting started
Target Audience: Small to medium-sized communities/municipalities that are interested in getting started with integrated planning and hold an NPDES permit for at least one of the following: combined sewer systems, sanitary sewer system overflow, Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF), MS4 (stormwater), or other Clean Water Act obligations.
- Welcome and objectives of the workshop
- Discussion about the basics of integrated planning and the benefits for those just getting started.
- Small community case study: Lakewood, Ohio.
- What barriers to getting started did Lakewood have to overcome to obtain buy-in and form partnerships?
- How did Lakewood determine drivers and requirements?
- What funding options did Lakewood pursue to develop the plan?
- Breakout rooms with EFC/EPA facilitated discussion. Rooms will be divided up based on geography, population size, and NPDES discharge permit. Topics include determining requirements and drivers,
determining the scope and getting buy-in from key partners, and a funding resources fact sheet to develop/implement the plan.
- Back to the main room – Debrief
- Overview of Roadmap tool to help determine action items in getting started with integrated planning
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