Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 45.45
Liaison Monika Kamboures
Submission Date May 30, 2017
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California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
IN-25: Innovation B

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Monika Kamboures
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Planning, Sustainability & Transportation
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Water Resilience

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

Our campus has built a $3.3 million dollar water plant in 2015 which uses a reverse osmosis system to filter out unwanted substances. With drought conditions in southern California, the climate was impacting our ability to provide drinking water to students and residents. The campus began to prepare for a time when we will no longer have surface water available. Now, the campus runs entirely off well water and no longer needs Metropolitan Water District of Southern California water, except as a backup. We hope to reach a goal of 25% water reduction. We are using the new plant as a teaching laboratory for students. In a partnership with the College of Engineering, students are able to come and analyse the water quality and flow data from before and after the plant construction to have a greater understanding of the advantages of the water plant while gaining knowledge of water conservation practices.

Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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