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TECHNICAL COMMITTEE NEWS

Water Resources Management Committee: Managing a hidden lifeline Rita J. Cassida, P.E. Education Manager American Public Works Association Kansas City, Missouri

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ater resources are something that touches everyone’s lives but is a hidden lifeline. As President Mills stated in his President’s Message in this issue of the Reporter, “In comparison to our transportation infrastructure, which we see every day, water infrastructure is a hidden lifeline that we only see when we turn on the tap, flush the toilet or when our fire officials need it. We expect water services to work flawlessly; it’s therefore imperative that we fund them accordingly.” APWA’s Water Resources Management Committee has contributed several articles to this issue that explore water resources management. These articles cover trending issues and best practices in the water, wastewater, and stormwater disciplines. Articles in this issue are on topics such as innovative financing, green infrastructure, and emergency management for natural disasters. The 2017-2018 Water Resources Management Committee is comprised of individuals dedicated to the committee’s mission: On behalf of APWA members, we promote and provide

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education on best management practices for water resources to achieve resilient and sustainable systems. We extend our gratitude to: •

David Mason, P.E. (Committee Chair), Associate, CDM Smith, Nashville, Tennessee

Amy L. Foster, CMS4S, CESSWI, Stormwater Coordinator, City of Coralville, Iowa

Evan N. Pratt, P.E., Water Resources Commissioner, Washtenaw County, Michigan

Kristina M. Ramirez, P.E., Director of Environmental Services, City of Killeen, Texas

Barry S. Sheff, Senior Vice President, Woodard & Curran, Portland, Maine

Elizabeth Treadway, Principal Program Manager, Wood, Johnson City, Tennessee

William E. Spearman III, P.E., APWA Environmental Director-atLarge and Consultant, WE3 Consultants, Saluda, South Carolina

APWA Reporter, February 2018 issue  

February 2018 issue of the APWA Reporter, the official magazine of the American Public Works Association

APWA Reporter, February 2018 issue  

February 2018 issue of the APWA Reporter, the official magazine of the American Public Works Association