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.