Dr. Mohamad Attalla, Executive Director at F&S, responded to Dr. Ximing Cai, iWG Chair, on August 27, 2019, stating, "We will schedule a meeting with the Land and Water SWATeam to discuss options for achieving the recommendation."
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Water and Stormwater SWATeam (Ongoing)
Recent Project Updates
Dear FY19 SWATeam members, As another academic year is about to begin, we want to first thank you for all of your help moving campus toward the goals outlined in the Illinois Climate Action Plan (iCAP).
The Water SWATeam will focus upon conserving potable water and handling storm water in a sustainable manner.
This team focuses on the 2015 iCAP objectives for Chapter 5, including:
5.1 Obtain and publicize more granular water use data by FY16, including water quantity and quality data where available
5.2 Improve the water efficiency of cooling towers by limiting the amount discharged to sewer to less than 20% of water intake for chiller plant towers, and less than 33% for stand-alone building towers, by FY20
5.3 Perform a water audit to establish water conservation targets — and determine upper limits for water demand by end-use — for incorporation into facilities standards by FY16.
5.4 Inventory and benchmark campus’ existing landscape performance by FY17
5.5 Through an open solicitation process, implement at least four pilot projects to showcase the potential of water and/or stormwater reuse by FY20, with the objective of implementing a broader program by FY25
5.6 Investigate the water quality impacts of stormwater runoff and potential ways to reduce stormwater pollutant discharges by FY18
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Primary Contact:Valerie Ramirez
Project Leader:Art Schmidt
- Rabin Bhattarai
- Keith Erickson
- Kishore Rajagopalan
- John Berens
- Claire Samojedny