Many federal water-related mandates include conducting comprehensive water evaluations, implementing water-efficiency measures, and water metering. It is challenging for federal agencies to stay abreast of these requirements considering the many demands they face for managing both facility energy and water. This course will present how to develop a comprehensive water management program as it relates to federal requirements and the elements of a comprehensive water management process for federal facilities.
Jason Koman, Energy Technology Program Specialist, U.S. Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) Read Bio
Jason Koman is an Energy Technology Program Specialist at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP). He leads FEMP's work focused on Grid-Integrated Efficient Buildings (GEBs), water sustainability and resilience, and cybersecurity. Jason began his career in the non-profit space with the Clinton Foundation as a global program manager for energy efficient, low carbon buildings. Moving into the private sector as a consultant to the US Department of Energy during the Obama and Trump administrations, Jason rose to the role of managing director at RE Tech Advisors, leading a team of 30+ consultants to deliver sustainability programs for the US EPA and DOE. Jason decided to return to DOE in 2021 to focus on decarbonizing federal government infrastructure and helping agencies meet their sustainability goals under the Biden administration. He holds a Bachelor's in Public Policy from Trinity College, Hartford and a Master's in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley.
Kate Stoughton, Research Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Read Bio
Kate Stoughton is a research engineer for the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Kate specializes in water management and has expertise in strategic planning, comprehensive facility evaluations, federal water policy guidance, water resilience, and development and instruction of water management training. Kate provides water management expertise to federal programs such as the Army, U.S. Department of Energy, and the General Services Administration with the objective to implement strategies for water efficiency and resilience. Kate is also PNNL's program manager for the U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program. Kate oversees 14 projects covering a broad range topics including energy and water resilience, cybersecurity, and facility optimization. Kate has a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Colorado and is a Certified Water Efficiency Professional. She also is a member of the American Water Works Association.
Susan Loper, Research Analyst, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Read Bio
Susan Loper is a research analyst with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. She provides research and analysis support for a variety of water efficiency tasks. Recent work includes performing comprehensive water evaluations, developing installation energy and water plans for the Army Reserve, and developing alternative water mapping tools and alternative water projects. Susan led the team that created the Federal Energy Management Program's water evaluation tools: Performing a Comprehensive Walk-Through Water Survey, and the online Water Balance Tool.
Upon completion of this training, attendees will be able to:
- Identify important laws and requirements that federal agencies are required to follow regarding water management;
- Describe the facility water cycle; and
- Describe the steps in a comprehensive water management process.