strategic water planning
REDI provides comprehensive water management planning for the single building, larger development projects, agricultural lands, to the watershed scale by initiating a water audit for existing facilities and an overall site water balance analysis. Simply, a water balance is a hydrological analysis that evaluates the annual inputs and outputs of water including from stormwater and wastewater and comparing these to types and quantities of various water demands under different scenarios of land-use choices. Strategic water planning may also include feasibility studies to implement ecologically-engineered green infrastructure systems that recycle water and nutrient resources onsite. The goal of the analysis is to identify cost-effective measures to move the inputs and outputs closer to balance. These chosen strategic water management practices are aimed to reduce a development’s water footprint, achieve green development status, build resiliency, and offer a return of investment.