October 25, 2023
9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Central
0.4 CEUs available
Ensuring sustainable public water infrastructure is critical to maintaining water as a sustainable public good. This program will facilitate understanding of climate variability’s impact on water infrastructure, discuss some mitigation strategies for addressing increasing infrastructure costs, explore adaptive approaches for becoming resilient, look at some ways to deal with varying demand, and discuss how best to move forward with a cohesive water policy and sustainable infrastructure.
9:00 Welcome Remarks
Summer Strand, Commissioner, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin
9:05 – 10:00 Climate Variability, Predictability & Change – Understanding and predicting impacts of climate variability on water infrastructure.
Rob Montgomery, Adjunct Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
10:00 – 10:50 Mitigation Strategies – Approaches to address increasing variability and unpredictability with infrastructure.
Jesper Køks Andersen, Team Leader, Danish Water Technology Alliance; Consul General, Consulate General of Denmark, Chicago
Anne Laustsen, Head of Climate Change Adaptation, Aarhus Vand
10:50 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 11:50 Adaptation and Resiliency – One City’s Multifaceted Strategy
Dennis Stanford, Executive Director of Engineering Services, New York City Department of Environmental Protection
11:50 – 12:00 Break
12:00 – 12:50 Energy Reliability – Approaches to dealing with variable demand levels and incorporating plans for alternative power supplies.
Salil Kharkar, Vice President and Senior Operations Advisor, DC Water
12:50 – 1:30 Bringing it all together – The One Water Approach. How all water should be managed holistically and sustainably.
Michael Mucha, Chief Engineer and Director, Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District