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Resilience Webinar Series

Dealing with Disruption: Operationalizing Resilience in the Water Sector

This series of four webinars, jointly hosted by NACWA and AMWA, will explore the role of water utilities in overall community resilience.  Case studies, lessons learned, and resources for utilities will be shared so utilities can learn from one another and improve their resilience to multiple challenges, including natural disasters, cyber threats, climate conditions, and aging infrastructure. 

Resilience Webinar Series Part 4  |  June 3, 2020  |  2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

Managing Challenges Through Resilience Thinking

As water stress increases on every continent, water professionals need to become proficient in “resilience thinking,” evaluating how interacting systems and assets can best be managed in the face of disturbances and uncertainty.  Resiliency thinking also allows water professionals to continually build on their existing knowledge and consider novel solutions to address the ever-changing shocks and stressors to water systems.  This webinar will examine how water utilities can take a broad view of water-related vulnerabilities and use collaboration, creativity, and resilience thinking to overcome these challenges.    

 Why Attend?

  • Learn about the role that water agencies play in improving community resiliency.

  • Explore how water agencies have adapted to the challenges and uncertainties faced due to the impacts of climate change and how they can mitigate the impacts of their own operations.

  • Gain key insights in the latest on climate and resiliency and stay ahead of the curve!

Featured Speakers:

Eileen White, Moderator
Director, Wastewater 
East Bay Municipal Utility District
Oakland, CA 

Stephen MacCarthy
Corporate Security, Risk & Assurance
Water Corporation

Thomas Sigmund
NACWA Secretary
Executive Director
NEW Water
Green Bay, WI

Jim Wollbrinck 
Emergency Management and Business Resiliency
San Jose Water Company
San Jose, CA

Charles Stevens
Water Utility Officer
KC Water
Kansas City, MO 

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