In Mid-March, the WaterHub at Emory University accepted its seventh award at the 2016 inaugural Fulcrum Award ceremony presented by Southface at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. As a well-respected sustainability organization, Southface works to “promote sustainable homes, workplaces and communities.” The WaterHub was one of four projects that aligned with the organization’s vision statement: provide a regenerative economy, responsible resources use, social equity and a healthy built environment for all.
Joey Shea, Coordinator for Development and Communications at Southface, stated, “The jury felt strongly that the WaterHub provides a great example of public private partnership and the ability of anchor institutions within communities to lead the way to sustainable initiatives.” The WaterHub project was praised for its ability to reclaim water for beneficial reuse, reduce the amount of waste sent to natural waterways and increase research related to sustainable water technologies. Shea concluded, “The jury felt strongly that reduction of water consumption on this scale are an investment in social equity, because of the wider positive impacts on the community the WaterHub has.”
Learn more about the WaterHub awards here: http://sustainablewater.com/sw-overview/the-waterhub-award-wins/
Photo courtesy of Southface.