RI WATERFUTURES

2007

RHODE ISLAND WATERFUTURES

LOCAL was commissioned by the Rhode Island Economic Policy Council to create a series of images
that identified the issues the State needs to address to secure its water supply. These images were used
to define the terms of the debate over appropriate investment. Following is the full presentation and text:

RI WATERFUTURES

2007

HOW DOES RHODE ISALND GET ITS WATER

Map Data and Statistics:
Water Resources Board, RI Drinking Water Supply Resources, Feb. 7, 2007

RI WATERFUTURES

2007

WE NEED TO MANAGE WATER USE

Statistics: Lincoln Comprehensive Plan & WRB
Graph 1: Harold Ward for the Water Security  Coalition based on PWSB data
Graph 2: Cynthia Giles for the Water Security Coalition based on PWSB data

RI WATERFUTURES

2007

AT THE SAME TIME CAPACITY IS DIMINISHING

Map Data and Statistics: Water Resources Board, RI Drinking Water Supply Resources, Feb 7, 2007

RI WATERFUTURES

2007

AND THE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM NEEDS AN UPGRADE

Statistics: Water Resources Board, RI Drinking Water Supply Resources, Feb 7, 2007

RI WATERFUTURES

2007

WATER’S TRUE COST ISN’T REFLECTED IN CURRENT PRICING.

Statistics: Water Resources Board, RI Drinking Water Supply Resources, Feb 7, 2007

RI WATERFUTURES

2007

WE NEED TO CHANGE OUR DECISION MAKING STRUCTURE TO PREPARE FOR THE FUTURE

RI WATERFUTURES

2007

WE NEED TO MANAGE WATER USE…

RI WATERFUTURES

2007

…AND MAKE INVESTMENTS IN SUPPLY AND DISTRIBUTION

Map Data & Statistics: Water Resources Board, RI Drinking Water Supply Resources, Feb 7, 2007

RI WATERFUTURES

2007

LOCAL LAND USE DECISIONS ARE PART OF THE STORY

Colgate Searle, Searle and Searle Landscape Architects; Portland OR Storm water Management Guidelines

RI WATERFUTURES

2007

A VISIONARY POLICY WILL ASSURE OUR FUTURE