Resilience Webinar Series Archive

Resilience Webinar Series Part 4 | June 3, 2020 

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.  

Resilience Webinar Series Part 3 | February 26, 2020 

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 

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 

Understanding Resilience, from Concept to Implementation Strategy

This webinar examined how cities and regions, and their water systems, are developing plans to become resilient. We also reviewed 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 include Milwaukee, Miami, and Cape Town.


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