Seminar to explore affected utilities in New Orleans

Oct. 10, 2007
The impacts of climate change on water supply and strategic planning is the focus of a Nov. 15-16 seminar hosted by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) in New Orleans, LA. Titled "Climate Change and Water Utilities: Planning for the Future," the seminar will bring together water managers, engineers, consultants and others. Hosted by Bob Raucher, Ph.D., and Joel B. Smith of Stratus Consulting, the seminar will include case studies, tabletop exercises and networking opportunities...

DENVER, CO, Oct. 9, 2007 -- The impacts of climate change on water supply and strategic planning is the focus of a Nov. 15-16 seminar hosted by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Titled "Climate Change and Water Utilities: Planning for the Future," the seminar will bring together water managers, engineers, consultants and others. Hosted by Bob Raucher, Ph.D., and Joel B. Smith of Stratus Consulting, the seminar will include case studies, tabletop exercises and networking opportunities, allowing attendees to learn from colleagues and explore joint solutions. The seminar also includes a bus tour of impacted areas and restoration efforts of New Orleans infrastructure.

Stratus Consulting offers clients expert technical knowledge and practical experience in environment and energy research. Raucher, founder and senior partner, has been actively involved in the water supply and wastewater community for over 25 years. Smith has been analyzing climate change impacts and adaptation issues for 20 years, serving previously as the deputy director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Climate Change Division.

AWWA is the authoritative resource for knowledge, information, and advocacy to improve the quality and supply of water in North America and beyond.

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