Friday June 6, 2014 0 commentsFORT COLLINS - The Colorado Water Innovation Cluster and the Colorado Clean Energy Cluster are partnering to create a Net Zero Water Planning Template to improve water management.
The template will build off net zero energy and climate neutrality innovation and translate those concepts into water management, organizers said.
The Net Zero Water Initiative has received support from the City of Fort Collins, New Belgium Brewing, Adams County and the City of Brighton.
Also helping with the project are the Brendle Group, Riverside, BHA Design, Lamp Rynearson and Aqua Engineering.
The effort will have a Technical Advisory Committee with members that include the American Water Works Association, Colorado Water Conservation Board, Colorado State University, EPA, Living Building Challenge, The Nature Conservancy and Western Resource Advocates.
In recent months, the project team has been gathering feedback from a variety of groups, including a Net Zero Water Consortium Workshop in March and the AWWA Sustainable Water Management Conference in April.
Organizers of the project said the team is currently developing the template and plans to unveil a pilot test in July.