NEWS | Gary Pivo and Philip Stoker Study “One Water” Solutions for Comprehensive Sustainability
Urban planners and water managers do not often work in tandem with one another, which can lead to design inefficiencies and result in damage to natural waterways and ecosystems. Professionals in these fields cite time constraints, long lists of competing priorities, and a lack of understanding across professions as the primary reasons these groups fail to come together to form comprehensive solutions.
A recent report published by the Water Research Foundation, coauthored by planning faculty members Gary Pivo, PhD and Philip Stoker, PhD, with project assistance from students and researchers including CAPLA grads Alexandra Stoicof (MLA ’17) and Jacob Kavkewitz (MS Planning '17), explores barriers and solutions to fostering collaboration between urban planning and water managers for more sustainable outcomes, an effort known as “One Water.”
From the report: “The goal of ‘One Water’ is to think of water as a complete system and understand the connections between drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, and natural systems.”