WATER – SUSTAINABILITY and CLIMATE CHANGE

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October 25, 2023

9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Central

Online Program

0.4 CEUs available

DRAFT AGENDA

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

Registered attendees will be given web conference details and access to electronic materials.

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REGISTRATION INFORMATION for WPUI’s 10.25.2023 program Water – Sustainability and Climate Change

Substitutions must be made by COB 10.18.2023.
Cancellations made before COB 10.18.2023 will be refunded all but $25.
No refunds will be given or substitutions will be allowed once the web conference credentials and/or program materials have been emailed to current registrants.
See the Registration Information page for additional details.