On October 28-29, 2014, the NADO Research Foundation and the Environmental Finance Center Network co-hosted the workshop “Linking Water Infrastructure to Community and Economic Development in Smaller Places” in Wichita, Kansas.
This event was funded through the NADO Research Foundation’s capacity building work as part of the Sustainable Communities Learning Network which is supporting HUD Sustainable Communities Initiative grantees and EPA technical assistance recipients through training, peer exchanges, technical assistance, research and publications, and other resources.
Participants from six grantee teams from around the country came together for training, opportunities to network, and to tour innovative water infrastructure projects underway in the Wichita region.
Materials from the event are now available. Click here for the event packet which includes the full agenda, information about the participating teams, and a contact list for attendees. Click the links below for PowerPoint presentations.
Photos from the event, including visits to the Wichita Aquifer Storage Recovery program and the WATER Center, are available here.
Grantee Success Stories: Sharing What’s Working (5×5 Presentations)
Resilient Region (MN)
Granite State Future (NH)
Parkview Gardens: A Sustainable and Accessible Neighborhood (MO)
Oyate Omniciye | Oglala Lakota Plan (SD)
Regional Economic Area Partnership – Prosperity Plan (KS)
Water Supply Issues in the Wichita Region and the South Central Kansas Prosperity Plan
Angela Buzard, Director, Wichita State University Environmental Finance Center
Joe Pajor, Deputy Director of Public Works and Utilities, City of Wichita
Water’s Impact on Economic Development
Nick Willis, Program Manager, Wichita State University Environmental Finance Center
Hazard Mitigation as an Economic Development Strategy
Josh Human, Director
Andrea Pompei Lacy, Project Manager
Center for Hazards Research and Policy Development at the University of Louisville
Saving Costs through a Regional Approach to Water Infrastructure
Monica Billig, Program Manager, University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center
For more information about this event and NADO’s other capacity building activities as part of the Sustainable Communities Learning Network, please contact NADO Research Foundation Program Manager Brett Schwartz.