PANEL 1: SMART ONE WATER DEFINITION AND IMPLEMENTATION
What is the future state of Smart One Water (S1W)? How does it differ from the current state of water management and governance?
How can we broaden the scales of water management and governance, across spatial and temporal scales and across purposes and needs?
Where are some successful examples of the Smart One Water Program that stakeholders have created albeit competing interests (Farmers, environmentalists, municipalities)?
The panel’s primary objectives were:
To recommend specific actions to advance collaborative integrated water management
To suggest ways to overcome challenges preventing integrated data gathering and data analytics, knowledge sharing, and integrated inclusive governance at the river-basin scale.
Identifying key shared values and principles and constructing a framework to implement those principles and the Smart One Water were suggested as needed first steps.
The Smart One Water approach at appropriately broad scales facilitates smarter land use practices, healthier watersheds, greater reliability of water and wastewater systems, increased efficiency, and operation of utilities, enhanced livable communities, resilience against climate change, and protection of public health.
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
USGS Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center
SUEZ Smart & Environmental Solutions
US Department of Homeland Security (USDHS)
National Rural Water Association
MODERATOR AND REPORTER
Pierre Glynn (Moderator)
US Geological Survey
Edgar Westerhof (Reporter)