Resiliency Planning Featured in Joint NACWA/AMWA Webinar

(September 25, 2019) - NACWA and the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) hosted a September 17 webinar, Understanding Resilience, from Concept to Implementation Strategy, which focused on resilience planning for water sector utilities. 

After an introduction by NACWA President John Sullivan, the webinar featured case studies with ties to the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) Initiative.  The Miami-Dade County Water and Sewer Department participated in the development of the 100RC City Water Resilience Framework, and the City of Cape Town, South Africa was a test implementation of the Framework during a period of extreme drought and limited water supply. 

The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District used the Framework while developing its own resilience plan to protect the environmental resources and economic vitality of Milwaukee and its surrounding communities.  In addition, highlights of the City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management’s resilience planning were presented. 

A recording of the webinar, along with the webinar slides and speaker biographies, are available on NACWA’s website.  This webinar was the first in four-part series, Dealing with Disruption: Operationalizing Resilience in the Water Sector.  Registration is now open for Part 2 of the series, Resilience & Smart Communities.