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Thursday, June 20 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
How and Why to Pursue Net Positive Water on the Campus

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The campus setting provides a unique opportunity to shift the paradigm of how humans relate to water. Net Positive Water is more than a simple water budget that balances the demands of people and place. Decentralized water harvesting, treatment, and recycling infrastructure can be implemented using a regenerative approach that creates abundance, resiliency and equity; heals conflict between the built and natural environment; and inspires a multitude of minds to think about our place in the world differently. Through an overview of design considerations, technical strategies, and project examples, participants will learn how we can design integrated water systems that restore the integrity of nature and our relationship with it.

Speakers
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Robert "Skip" Backus

CEO, Omega Center for Sustainable Living
Robert "Skip" Backus is the chief executive officer of Omega Institute. For more than 20 years, he has played a leadership role at Omega as operations director and campus manager, maintaining all of Omega’s buildings. In this capacity, he helped Omega lay the foundation for its... Read More →
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Ryan Case Masé

Project Manager, Senior Engineering Team, Biohabitats
Since 2001, Ryan Masé has been involved in pioneering work to create wastewater treatment and recycling systems designed as analogs of Earth’s rivers, lakes and wetlands. He began his career working with ecological designer, Dr. John Todd. His passion for living water has led... Read More →