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Ryerson Urban Water

Urban Water Management Workshop: March 2017

On March 29th, over 50 stakeholder organizations including Ministries, Municipalities, Conservation Authorities, developers, consultants, and technology providers came together at a workshop hosted by Ryerson Urban Water to discuss current and future challenges for urban water systems in the Ontario ecosystem.

IWRET is a tool being developed by RUW with Waterfront Toronto supported by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities with support from City of Toronto, TRCA, and MOECC.

Through a two-year project, researchers from Ryerson Urban Water (led by Darko Joksimovic and Vladimir Nikolic) will work with key stakeholders to further develop IWRET as a decision-making support tool that will analyze and compare the sustainability performance of hybrid approaches to integrated urban water management strategies and technologies.

IWRET will be tested on Villiers Island as a case study, with a view to further refinement so the tool can be used by municipalities, governments, and developers in the planning of water management for neighborhoods through innovative water servicing solutions.

The project aims to develop IWRET as a transferable, non-proprietary tool that is accessible to other neighborhoods and jurisdictions, allowing it to be widely adopted for educational purposes and applied in municipal settings. The expectation is market transformation towards high performing and sustainable water servicing solutions.

Click here for a full version of the report.

Ryerson Presentation