Water Balance Workshop  

Education Type: 
Live On-Site
2 Hours
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM (MT)

Denver, CO

0.20 CEUs

This pre-event workshop will instruct attendees about developing a water balance and explain how a water balance can be used to help improve a water management program. This workshop will also include demonstrations of the Federal Energy Management Program's (FEMP) water evaluation tool and the upcoming water balance tool.

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Kate McMordie Stoughton, Research Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory   

Kate is a research engineer with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, specializing in federal water management. Kate currently leads the water efficiency program for PNNL and is the PNNL program manager for the U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program. Along with her program management duties, Kate's work includes the development of strategic plans for water management at federal agencies, federal policy guidance in water management, and development and instruction of water management training. She also has expansive knowledge on developing comprehensive facility level water evaluations, identifying implementation strategies for water conservation and efficiency. Kate provides water management expertise to federal programs such as the Army Reserve, U.S. Department of Energy, and the U.S. General Services Administration. Kate has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado and is an Association of Energy Engineers Certified Water Efficiency Professional. She also is a member of the American Water Works Association.

Susan Loper, Research Analyst, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory   

Susan is a research analyst with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Susan provides research and analysis support for a variety of projects involving water efficiency, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and lighting alternatives. Water efficiency activities include supporting the development of strategic plans for water management, alternative water mapping tools, and alternative water project development. Susan provides technical support for the Army Reserve metering program. She provides data management along with geographic information system analysis and mapping support to the Army's Office of Energy Initiatives. Susan supports a variety of federal programs such as the Federal Energy Management Program, the Army Reserve, the Army's Office of Energy Initiatives, National Nuclear Security Administration, and Sustainability Performance Office. She was part of the team that developed the technical quality system for the Lighting Metrology Laboratory that is part of the national lighting measurement NVLAP accreditation.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this workshop, attendees will:

  • Be able to describe the relevant information needed to be collected during an on-site evaluation for developing a water balance;
  • Understand the water balance components;
  • Understand the importance of a water balance and how it supports a comprehensive water management program; and
  • Be able to use FEMP's water evaluations and water balance development tools.
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