Christina M. Hughes, P.E., CFM, ENV SP
Walter P. Moore
“Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”:
Water Mapping for Master Planned Developments
Topic: Development master planning provides the opportunity to integrate water cycle management into the design of infrastructure. When designing campus utilities and services, we have the opportunity to reduce the impact of development on the water cycle by taking a holistic approach to water management through lifecycle/payback analysis of water usage, capture, treatment and reuse. This includes taking into account considerations such as the balance of energy and water usage, opportunities for rainwater harvesting and storage, and on-site supply/demand balance. This presentation will discuss the design and planning considerations for water cycle management in the site development process and present a case study of a recent water efficient campus development.
About the Speaker: Christina Hughes is an integral member of the Walter P Moore Water Resources Engineering group. She has contributed to multiple white papers and was instrumental in Walter P Moore’s flood response to Hurricane Harvey. In addition, Ms. Hughes serves on the board of the White Oak Bayou Association whose mission is to protect the Bayou and one day restore it to its natural state. She was recently recognized as a 2018 Water and Wastes Digest Young Professional. Her professional affiliations include ASCE/Environmental & Water Resources Institute, Association of State Floodplain Managers, Texas Floodplain Management Association, Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure, and Society of Women Engineers. Ms. Hughes received her Bachelor and Master degrees from Rice University.