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The WaterHub at Emory- A Case Study for Water ReUse
March 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDTFree
The Atlanta region has witnessed numerous water-related stresses, including severe drought, EPA mandates resolving critical infrastructure issues, and an extended political dispute over water rights. In 2013, Emory University explored ways to implement a strategic water master plan through campus-wide water reclamation and reuse. Commissioned in May 2015, the WaterHub® has displaced over 220 million gallons of water to date and is designed to recycle potentially 146 million gallons annually – displacing 35% of Emory’s total campus water footprint. This case study will provide a comprehensive water management plan and discuss innovative financing techniques to guide facilities planning, maintenance, and operations.
Ciannat Howett, Director of Sustainability Initiatives, Emory University
Ciannat became Emory’s first Director of Sustainability Initiatives in September 2006, managing an enterprise-wide effort to ensure that Emory’s actions and policies support environmental, social, and economic systems that provide a healthy, productive, and meaningful life for current and future generations. She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health and Emory College’s Environmental Sciences Department. Ciannat attended Emory University as an undergraduate, receiving her B.A. in 1987 and also later received a J.D. from the University of Virginia.
Bob Salvatelli, Director of Sales, Sustainable Water
Bob Salvatelli is the Director of Sales for Sustainable Water Consultants. During his time at Sustainable Water, he has championed water conservation and water reuse opportunities across the United States in diverse market sectors such as: higher education, food and beverage, automotive manufacturing, governmental and airports. Bob is actively involved in the Sustainability Arena, with memberships at organizations like IDEA, WRA, SCUP, AASHE, Southface, and USGBC.
Prior to joining Sustainable Water, Bob was an executive in both the building products and construction industries, serving the institutional, industrial and commercial spaces. Bob has extensive experience in all phases of construction including estimation, preconstruction, procurement, project management and commissioning. Previously, Bob worked with companies like Home Depot and Walmart, specializing in store shell and fit out projects, and brought his expertise in retail store roll-outs to clients such as Sprint, Footlocker and Abercrombie & Fitch.
Bob received his Bachelors of Science in Management from Providence College.