Kim Shanahan will lead a discussion with Cindy Wasser and Craig Connor on how the Water Rating Index (WRI) was established in the 2020 National Green Building Standard and how it can be used by water jurisdictions facing pressures of growth with limited and declining allocations of water. You can't manage what you're not measuring, especially new residential growth. The WRI is a predictive water-usage calculation tool based on a zero to 100 scale with zero being net zero water usage. The index can calculate projected gallons of annual usage and can predict how many new homes can be sustained by an acre foot of available water.
Graywater is a great alternative water source. Many homes produce 20-50 gallons a day; that is 600 - 1,500 gallons a month! It is a growth market throughout the West. This panel is going to focus on emerging technologies in the residential and commercial graywater market. Discover the types of systems that are coming to market that will make reusing graywater easier.
Learn a fast, easy and efficient way to collect dynamic water pressure (psi) while troubleshooting or performing drip audits or assessments. Locating the root of the problem in a drip system can be a tricky situation. If you are able to test psi, it can turn a chore into an easy task.
The Irrigation Association recommends collecting psi from three points within the drip system during a drip irrigation audit. The traditional way creates waste, is time-consuming and is not the most efficient method. With this DIY, easy-to-build drip psi testing tool, you can check your three psi areas within minutes and move on to the next zone without losing a drop of water.
Perhaps you are not performing a drip audit, but the system has issues that you need to figure out. With this tool, you place the rubber tip up against the orifice of the drip emitter or emitter tubing outlet, and you can move from emitter to emitter with great ease without wasting any water or poking a single hole. A psi reading is immediate and can help you quickly assess where issues are, without making a mess or wasting time.
If you are in California and performing a Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (MWELO) audit, this method will save you time and get you to the next step faster.
Thursday, May 19
5:30 to 7:00 pm MT
The reception will take place at the Inn at the Loretto (211 Old Santa Fe Trail in Santa Fe)
PNM and AVANGRID are committed to protecting our environment and that includes conserving our precious water. Join us for the PNM/AVANDRID Next Gen Water Summit Reception to meet the leadership of PNM and AVANGRID and learn more about our water conservation and reuse techniques and programs. There will be plenty of time for networking with your water-loving peers and community.
The reception will open with welcome comments from Glenn Schiffbauer, co-founder of the Next Generation Water Summit. He will be followed by Christine Chavez, Water Conservation Manager, City of Santa Fe, Ron Darnell, Senior VP of Public Policy, PNM and Laney Brown, VP of Sustainability, AVANGRID.
Refreshments and Cash Bar will be provided. This event is free and the general public is encouraged to attend.