Jan 25, 2016

AWRA Offers Webinar Series on Climate Change Adaptation

Presenters will discuss flood planning & adaptation strategies in the first webinar of a three-part series

The American Water Resources Assn. (AWRA) will host the first webinar of its 2016 program on Feb. 3, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. EST. “Climate Change Adaptation: Flood” will feature presenters Bruce Mowry, city engineer, Miami Beach, Fla.; and Jordan Fischbach, co-director, Water and Climate Resilience Center leading a discussion on flood planning and adaptation strategies developed for Miami Beach and Coastal Louisiana. As always, PDH credit is available to all who attend the webinar.

This webinar will present management strategies that have been demonstrated to effectively improve resilience in U.S. coastal regions and cities prone to flooding. In addition to discussing solutions developed for Miami Beach and Coastal Louisiana, Mowry and Fischbach will also identify critical gaps and share lessons learned to improve preparedness.

Register for this complimentary webinar on the AWRA Webinar Center page.

This webinar is the first in a series of three webinars focused on climate change adaptation developed by AWRA’s Future Risk Technical Committee. The three webinars in the series are:

Climate Change Adaption: Flood 
Feb. 3, 2016, 1 p.m. EST 
Speakers: Bruce Mowry, city engineer, Miami Beach, Fla.; and Jordan Fischbach, co-director, Water and Climate Resilience Center

Climate Change Adaption: Drought Response and Governance 
Feb. 24, 2016, 1 p.m. EST 
Speakers: Neal Shapiro, supervisor, watershed section, City of Santa Monica, Calif.; Roger Pulwarty, NOAA; and Kelly Redmond, regional climatologist/deputy director, Western Regional Climate Center

Climate Change Adaptation: Wastewater Infrastructure Challenges 
Date: March 16, 2016, 1:00 p.m. EST 
Speakers: Katy Lackey, research specialist, Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF); and Laurens van der Tak, vice president, CH2M Hill

Following this series, AWRA will offer one webinar per month. The remaining schedule is still being finalized but will feature webinars presented by 2015 AWRA IWRM award-winner the Oregon Water Resources Department’s Integrated Water Resources Strategy and IWRM Special Recognition Award winner One Drop’s Project Burkina Faso, in addition to other water resources management topics.

For more information on AWRA’s webinar program or to register for future webinars, visit the AWRA Webinar Center page.