Introducing EPA's Integrated Planning Element Four- Analyzing and Prioritizing Projects

Thursday, October 22, 2020
3:00-4:30pm
Host Organization: 
Environmental Finance Center at UNC
United States

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In this webinar, participants learned how to evaluate both stormwater and wastewater projects when developing their integrated plan.  Element 4 of EPA’s integrated planning process is key to assessing and prioritizing which suite of projects to implement to meet water quality goals. Evan Kirk from the UNC Environmental Finance Center discussed what cost and benefit information to use and how to compare scenarios to schedule project implementation.  Erin Keys, Engineering and Operations Manager for the City of Columbia, MO talked about her integrated planning experience developing a plan and making it a part of their NPDES permit.  Trent Stober, Director of Utility Management Services at HDR elaborated on Columbia MO’s costs/benefit analysis and how they found an optimized and affordable approach to meet clean water goals and requirements. 

Panelists:
Robyn DeYoung, US Environmental Protection Agency
Evan Kirk, Environmental Finance Center at UNC
Erin Keys, Engineering & Operations Manager for the City of Columbia, MO’s Sanitary Sewer and Storm Water Utilities
Trent Stober, Director of Utility Management Services at HDR

 

Thursday, October 22, 2020