Water Benchmark to Address Domestic Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Management

The Alliance for National & Community Resilience™ (ANCR™) has selected a renowned group of subject matter experts (SMEs) to develop the third benchmark in the Community Resilience Benchmarks™ system—The Water Benchmark.

The Water Functional Area is concerned with the systems that provide the community’s drinking water, treat and dispose of its wastewater and address stormwater management.  The SMEs will assist with the development of the Water Benchmark including Essential, Enhanced and Exceptional requirements, identification of acceptable evidence and writing explanatory commentary.

The CRBs represent the first whole-community system supporting communities in assessing their current state of resilience and identifying paths to enhanced levels of resilience. The Water Benchmark is one of 19 community functions that make communities great places to live, work, and play and ultimately influence its resilience. ANCR has previously completed the Buildings and Housing Benchmarks which are now available for communities interested in piloting the benchmarks.

Co-chairs of the Water Benchmark Development Committee are Andy Kricun, former Executive Director of the Camden County (NJ) Municipal Utilities Authority and current Senior Director at Moonshot Missions and Senior Fellow, U.S. Water Alliance and Jennifer Adams, an emergency management planner. Other committee members include representatives from the American Water Works Association, North Carolina Division of Water Resources, New York City Department of Environmental Protection, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Onondaga County (NY) Water Authority, Water Utility Climate Alliance, Dupont Water Solutions, Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association, and McWane. View the full roster.

For more information about ANCR visit their website at www.resilientalliance.org.