CASA Conference Features 2018 US Water Prize Winner

Announcing more exciting news for this year’s Annual Conference in Monterey! We will hear from Ted Henifin, general manager of Hampton Roads Sanitation District. Hampton Roads is the public sector winner of this year’s U.S. Water Prize, awarded earlier this month as part of the One Water Summit 2018. Hampton Roads received the award for their Sustainable Water Initiative for Tomorrow (SWIFT) project. The project uses innovative techniques in the face of sea level rise to take treated wastewater and use it to recharge groundwater aquifers and prevent saltwater intrusion.

At full implementation, SWIFT will be one of the world’s largest groundwater recharge programs. Ted will talk about the SWIFT project on Wednesday, August 8 as part of a panel on addressing complex water challenges around the world and in your backyard.