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Join us in Seattle on May 16 - 19, 2017 for the 11th annual Living Future unConference! Learn more and register here: http://www.livingfutureunconference.org/.
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Thursday, May 18 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm
What is That Green Stuff?: Lessons from Operating a Rain Water Collection and Treatment System
Track: Water and Food

Williams College’s Class of 1966 Environmental Center is operating the first licensed rainwater collection and treatment system in the state of Massachusetts. We had no idea what we were getting in to, and we’re making up procedures, experiments, and solutions as we go. We’ve struggled with unidentified green goo, higher than expected operational costs, and a UV filtration system designed for a system 100 times larger than ours. And yet, clean water comes of the faucet and we’re on track for net-zero water performance. We will share our experience and hope to help future projects plan better for operational challenges. 

Want to learn more about this session? Read our interview with speaker Amy Johns here!   

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Amy Johns

Director, Zilkha Center for Environmental Initiatives, Williams College
Amy Johns worked as a software engineer during the dot-com boom, then moved to the environmental non-profit sector. She started at Williams as an Environmental Analyst, served as assistant director and interim director of the Zilkha Center for Environmental Initiatives and became... Read More →
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Charley Stevenson

Owner, Integrated Eco Strategy
Charley Stevenson is the founding principal of Integrated Eco Strategy, a consulting firm that focuses on green building certification, building energy efficiency, technical and analytical support and sustainability policy for institutional and not-for-profit clients. He is currently... Read More →

Thursday May 18, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm PDT
Westin: Vashon (San Juan Level)