During the May 21st Water, Water Everywhere presentation, coordinated by the Living Future Community of Green Building United, we learned that water is part of every decision we make - from how we heat our homes, to how we make land development decisions, to how we build an equitable/resilient city.
The theme throughout the discussion was building water resiliency through awareness, education, and leveraging existing resources and codes.
What are you doing personally and/or professionally now and in the future to help build water resiliency in the Philadelphia region? Check out the top three personal and professional actions and a word cloud of all participant responses below!
We were thrilled to see the amount of work being done at work and home to address water resiliency. These efforts support Philadelphia’s goals of decreasing waste water and has a number of benefits including decreased city-level energy use, decreased water and energy bills at home, and reduced localized flood events.
The Living Building Challenge's goal of using smaller, decentralized systems that could utilize solar aquatics to manage water treatment and nutrient cycling is a key to driving resilience.