Mapping Climate Exposure and Climate Information Needs to Water Utility Business Functions: Framework, Findings, and Insights from Practitioners

Webcast

Are you a utility manager seeking to understand and assess climate-related risks and opportunities and incorporate them into your strategic planning, funding, and investment decisions? This webcast focused on Mapping Climate Exposure and Climate Information Needs to Water Utility Business Functions (4729). This project produced a framework and step-by-step guidebook designed to be used by utilities with a wide range of sizes, impacts, and functions. The framework can help water utilities identify and prioritize their core business functions in context with climate-related drivers, map climate-related risks and opportunities, align their needs with the information required to undertake planning and implementation, and accelerate the mainstreaming of climate considerations into utility management. Though this framework specifically focused on drinking water utilities, its approach has broader applicability across a variety of utilities, businesses, and governments.

Presenters:
Laurna Kaatz, Denver Water and Water Utility Climate Alliance
Emily Wasley, WSP
Kathy Jacobs, University of Arizona
Khuram Shah, San Diego Public Utilities Department
Tirusew Asefa, Tampa Bay Water
Keely Brooks, Southern Nevada Water Authority
Meagan Smith, City of Fort Collins Utilities

Moderator: 
Maureen Hodgins, Regional Liaison, The Water Research Foundation

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