December 3, 2019

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The impacts of a changing climate can no longer be talked about as a future challenge – communities are experiencing climate change now. Ninety-three percent of climate impacts are felt as water impacts. With the frequency and intensity of climate-related extreme weather events on the rise, there are significant cost implications to how we manage water resources and the infrastructure that carries them.

But water utilities across the nation are rising to these challenges. Join the US Water Alliance for this One Water Webinar to explore the innovative ways the water sector is building climate resilience-now and for future generations. Utility leaders will spotlight climate solutions that are being woven into fabrics of their cities. These solutions use the best available science to inform robust emergency management plans, as well as infrastructure retrofits and significant capital projects. But ensuring an effective and equitable climate planning process involves looking beyond these measures. Leaders are also taking the incremental steps necessary to strengthen collaboration and sustain funding for climate action in between extreme events. This involves looking beyond physical infrastructure – and focusing on the relationships upon which communities are built.

Moderated by Katy Lackey, US Water Alliance Program Manager, this discussion will show how One Water champions in Houston, Milwaukee, and Boston are leveraging physical and social capital to build strong and resilient cities through the water sector.


Katy Lackey, Program Manager, US Water Alliance


Yvonne Forrest, Deputy Director, Houston Water
Kevin Shafer, Executive Director, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District
John Sullivan, Chief Engineer, Boston Water and Sewer Commission