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Hear practicing planners, researchers, and professionals from allied fields discuss innovative ideas or present their latest projects. The events are free and open to APA members and nonmembers. If you can't join us in person, check out the podcast. Podcasts of most programs are posted on the event archive page approximately one week after the live event.
Program on Hiatus
The Tuesdays at APA–Chicago after-work lecture series went on hiatus following the November 2014 program.
Please watch for future notices regarding this program.
Podcasts of past lectures from both Chicago and DC may be found on the archive page.
Source Water Protection in the 21st Century
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 • 5:30 p.m. ET
As news arises of drought, harmful algal blooms, and chemical spills across the nation, we are regularly reminded of the need to protect drinking water in our cities and communities. Every day, land use decisions affect future drinking water supplies, either intentionally or inadvertently.
The Source Water Collaborative formed in 2006 with the goal to combine the strengths and tools of a diverse set of member organizations to act now, and protect sources of drinking water for generations to come. As a member of the collaborative, APA works with partners like the Association of State Drinking Water Administrators, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Forest Service, Smart Growth America, and many others to help communities across the nation protect sources of drinking water.
In this session, Rachel Carlson and Jim Taft of the Source Water Collaborative will present tools and resources; showcase several cities; offer tips for working with state and local partners; highlight key action needed; and discuss strategies for funding projects, finding help and technical assistance, and leveraging data from local partners like drinking water utilities and industry.
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Get full details about this program and the speakers, and read about the Tuesdays at APA–DC programs scheduled for future months.