Best Practices for Comprehensive Water Management for Federal Facilities

  • Course ID:FEMP18
  • Duration:4.5 hours
  • CEUs:0.50 CEU

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This course provides federal facility and energy managers with knowledge and skills to assist in meeting water-related legislative and executive order requirements. Learners will develop skills in increasing water efficiency and reducing water use through sound operations and maintenance practices and water-efficient technologies. Several methods for meeting needs for non-potable water through alternate water sources, such as rainwater harvesting, reclaimed wastewater, and gray water are discussed. Water metering is covered, as well as life cycle costing and establishing the overall economics for strategic water management.

Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Select indoor, outdoor, process, and irrigation water efficiency solutions and demonstrate knowledge of technologies, O&M best practices, and life cycle cost analysis techniques
  • Choose the best methods for distribution system leak detection and repair
  • Select alternate water sources to meet facility needs for non-potable water uses
  • Apply the ideal water metering options to understand water performance and develop a long-range water management plan.


  • Kate McMordie Stoughton, Water Efficiency Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Read Bio.

    Kate McMordie Stoughton is a water efficiency engineer with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), specializing in federal water management. Stoughton currently leads the water efficiency team for PNNL. In addition, Stoughton provides water management expertise to federal programs such as the U.S. Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program water efficiency program, the Army, and General Services Administration. McMordie Stoughton’s work includes the development of strategic plans for water management at federal sites, technology evaluations and demonstrations, training, and federal policy guidance in water management. McMordie Stoughton holds a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Colorado. Close Bio