Long-Term Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Plan for SFPUC


Many uncertain factors such as climate change, changing regulations, water quality, growth, and economic cycles may create vulnerabilities for San Francisco Public Utilities Commission’s (SFPUC) Hetch Hetchy regional water system (RWS). Concerned about possible vulnerabilities, SFPUC participated in WRF’s Facilitated Research Program to tailor a research project (4703) to develop a long-term vulnerability assessment. This webcast illustrated the project’s innovative decision scaling methodology, which provides a systematic approach for addressing climate change concerns while also incorporating non-climate considerations for SFPUC’s RWS.

Casey Brown, PhD, PE, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Massachusetts
Alexis Dufour, PE, Water Resources Engineer, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Water Enterprise

Kenan Ozekin, PhD, Research Unit Leader - Research Services, The Water Research Foundation