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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. 

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Part 4: June 3, 2020

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!

Resilience Webinar Series Part 3  |  February 26, 2020  |  2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

Building Disaster Resilience

This webinar will examine the tools and methods utilities can use to reduce the risk of operational disruptions, prepare for disasters and protect facilities and operations. The Webinar will review case studies of Cape Fear, NC and Faribault, MN, that demonstrate resilience building and provide valuable lessons in disaster recovery.

Resilience Webinar Series Part 2  |  December 5, 2019  |  2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

Resilience & Smart Communities

To stay proactive, utilities must consider how climate change and natural disasters will affect both their physical and financial resilience. This webinar, led by expert speakers, explored how utilities can increase resilience of their physical facilities and operations by using intelligent infrastructure diagnostics in decision-making. We also examined how decisions related to financial resilience may be impacted by climate change and its resulting changes to the insurance industry, including impacts on coverage and potential impacts on the insurance industry's support of public bonds.

Resilience Webinar Series Part 1  |  September 17, 2019  |  2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

Understanding Resilience, from Concept to Implementation Strategy

This webinar will examine how cities and regions, and their water systems, are developing plans to become resilient. We will also review the 100 RC City Water Resilience Framework, developed through the Rockefeller Foundation 100 Resilient Cities initiative, which provides detailed guidance on steps to take to improve resiliency. Case studies of regions that have used this framework and other planning strategies will include Milwaukee, Miami, and Cape Town.

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