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Water Transformation: A Brief Pause

Posted by Robert Zimmerman

6/29/15 11:37 AM


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For those of you who have been reading this series on a (mostly) weekly basis, I felt it might be useful to explain the recent pause in my weekly blogs.


In my next post (Part 13), I will be making our stormwater trading website available for review. Before posting, however, we are addressing some issues in making the site widely available. We will complete the review and necessary changes during the week of July 13, and the blog associated will be posted likely later that week.


Posts thereafter will focus on Natural Systems Utilities financial analysis of the Site 1 conceptual design, and Industrial Economics economic analysis of Site 1. Those analyses need to be reviewed by our technical advisory committee before we release them for a more general audience.


I intend for the Water Transformation series to continue into September, with reviews of the Site 2 conceptual design and finances and economics. The technical aspects of the series will conclude with an economic analysis of Boston’s centralized system versus a transformation, over time, to a completely distributed system with associated blue/green infrastructure.


That’s the schedule for now.


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Topics: Charles River, Stormwater, Stormwater Management, Green Infrastructure, Pollution, Blue Cities, Water Transformation Series, Stormwater Runoff

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One of the country's oldest watershed organizations, Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA) was formed in 1965 in response to public concern about the declining condition of the Charles. Since its earliest days of advocacy, CRWA has figured prominently in major clean-up and watershed protection efforts, working with government officials and citizen groups from 35 Massachusetts watershed towns from Hopkinton to Boston. Initiatives over the last fifty years have dramatically improved the quality of water in the watershed and fundamentally changed approaches to water resource management.