Palouse Basin Water Summit workgroups
COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND OUTREACH
2006 Palouse Water Summit
- How we can effectively educate the community about science topics. (eg: physical limits of system)
- Seek examples of communities that have successfully marketed sustainable practices as a part of their identity and drawn environmentally conscious businesses by their forward thinking efforts.
- Logic and ethics seem to be at the root of this conference. It is only logical to seek to provide for a sustainable water supply. Particularly when the primary aquifer is declining. It seems only fair to leave something for those who will follow us generations from now. Why does that message seem to get lost in some economic arguments to ignore the matter?
- How do people feel about treating and using WWTP effluent? (2/3 of total use)
- How do we best reach the average citizen with information about their water use, Palouse Water Management, possible solutions etc.?
- How do we access the public's preference for solving the Palouse Basin water supply challenges?
- How do we utilize existing forums like schools, libraries etc.?
- Very important to educate the general public as well as kids in the schools. Kids are the key.
- Continue annual Water Summit
- Emphasis on conservation/ stewardship
- Setting use targets and objectives
- Best practices
- How can people self-monitor?
- Information to public via water billing etc.?
Flip Chart Notes from the Individual Work Group Sessions
Recorded on 10/03/06