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Summer 2017

Introduction to GWIA

What is our mission?

The nonprofit Green Water-Infrastructure Academy (GWIA) was founded to promote green water-infrastructure research and education in pursuit of environmental sustainability in global urban and sub-urban environments. For the GWIA Mission and Goals, visit our website:  The GWIA LinkedIn page serves as a Think Tank Network for promoting discussion on urban water sustainability issues. We’re inviting you to join the Think Tank to share your professional views, post updates on research and publications, and introduce innovative urban water sustainability projects. To sign up, please go to:

Recent and Upcoming Events

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  • June 28 - Presentation at the AWRA Summer Conference “Climate Change Solutions: Collaborative Science, Policy and Planning for Sustainable Water Management” (Younos, Parece and O’Neil), Tyson Corner, Virginia
  • August 11 - Invited panelist (Younos) at the Water & Resiliency Forum, Boston GreenFest, Boston (
  • August 31 - Invited Special Session (Armel and Younos) at the 2017 StormCon, Bellevue, Washington (

GWIA Member Highlight

Dr. Tamim Younos (Founder and President)

Dr. Younos earned a doctoral degree in urban and environmental engineering from the University of Tokyo. Dr. Younos has authored/co-authored more than 150 publications and has edited six books: “Sustainable Water Management in Urban Environments” (Springer 2016), “Advances in Watershed Science and Assessment” (Springer 2015) “Potable Water: Emerging Global Problems and Solutions (Springer 2014), “Climate Change and Water Resources” (Springer, 2013); “Total Maximum Daily Load: Approaches & Challenges” (PennWell Books 2005), “Advances in Water Monitoring Research” (Water Resources Publications 2003).  Dr. Younos’s recognitions include: American Water Resources Association (AWRA) Icko Iben Award (2017), Fulbright Visiting Scientist Award (2015); AWRA Fellow Member Award (2013); President, Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR) (2003), Friend of UCOWR Award (2003); and Japan Society for Promotion of Science Award (2001). Dr. Younos is a former professor from Virginia Tech where he served as a Research Professor of Water Resources and Interim Director of the Virginia Water Resources Research Center.
Rainwater Harvesting - Rain is a Gift

GWIA Video Series

Title:  Rainwater Harvesting - Rain is a Gift
Provided by:  Careers in the Piping Industry

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