Sustainability Survey By jmoran on January 9, 2019 in News 0 Sustainability Outreach Survey 1. In which State do you work?*select a stateConnecticutMaineMassachusettsNew HampshireRhode IslandVermontOutside New England2. What is your job/role?*select a job/roleAcademicEngineerOperatorResearcherRegulatorStudentUtility ManagerVendorOther3. In which sector of the water/environment industry do you work/teach/study? (check all that apply)* Drinking Water Wastewater Stormwater Operations & Maintenance Capital Projects Design Construction Processes Finance Technology Customer Service Public Outreach Other 4. The concept of ‘sustainability’ means many different things to different people even within the same industry. How would you describe a sustainable utility / process / approach?*Efficiency and effectivenessMeeting the needs of the present without compromising ability of future generations to meet their needsAbility to adapt and mitigate for changes in the surrounding environmentOtherPlease describe "other"5. What are the most pressing ‘sustainability’ topics facing our industry in New England today?*ResiliencyEnergy EfficiencyAging InfrastructureAging WorkforceClimate ChangeFunding/FinanceOtherPlease describe "other"6. What obstacles do utilities face in becoming more sustainable in their operations?*Insufficient FundingAbsence of leadershipLack of community supportDiffering organizational prioritiesConflicting information about sustainable practicesOtherPlease describe "other"7. How can NEWEA in general and the Sustainability Committee specifically help utilities to overcome those obstacles?*Professional EducationGrassroots Public EducationRegulator AdvocacyGovernment/Policy AdvocacyFunding AdvocacyOtherPlease describe "other"8. How can the NEWEA Sustainability Committee most effectively serve the organization membership?*Topic focused seminars/webinarsNewsletter articles highlighting sustainable practices/utilitiesAward for achievementCommunication/education within committeesOtherPlease describe "other"