There are many federal water-related mandates including conducting comprehensive water evaluations, implementing water-efficiency measures, and water metering. It is challenging for federal agencies to stay abreast of these requirements considering the many demands they face for managing both facility energy and water. This course will present how to develop a comprehensive water management program as it relates to federal requirements and the elements of a comprehensive water management process for federal facilities.
Jason Koman, Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) Read Bio
Jason manages the Smart Building Accelerator, Grid-interactive Energy Buildings (GEB), Water Use, and Cybersecurity programs at Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP). Jason has previously worked for U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building Technologies Office (BTO).
Kate Stoughton, Research Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Read Bio
Kate Stoughton is a research engineer for the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Kate specializes in water management and has expertise in strategic planning, comprehensive facility evaluations, federal water policy guidance, water resilience, and development and instruction of water management training. Kate provides water management expertise to federal programs such as the Army, U.S. Department of Energy, and the General Services Administration with the objective to implement strategies for water efficiency and resilience. Kate is also PNNL's program manager for the U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program. Kate oversees 14 projects covering a broad range topics including energy and water resilience, cybersecurity, and facility optimization. Kate has a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Colorado and is a Certified Water Efficiency Professional. She also is a member of the American Water Works Association.
Susan Looper, Research Analyst, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Read Bio
Susan Loper is a research analyst with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. She provides research and analysis support for a variety of water efficiency tasks. Recent work includes performing comprehensive water evaluations, developing installation energy and water plans for the Army Reserve, and developing alternative water mapping tools and alternative water projects. Susan led the team that created the Federal Energy Management Program's water evaluation tools: Performing a Comprehensive Walk-Through Water Survey, and the online Water Balance Tool.
Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to:
- Identify important laws and requirements that federal agencies are required to follow regarding water management;
- Describe the facility water cycle; and
- Describe the steps in a comprehensive water management process.