DENVER, CO, Jan. 15, 2009 -- Global climate change can impact utilities and the success of their operations in unanticipated ways. A two-day interactive seminar, Climate Change and Water Utilities, from AWWA provides operators ways to assess vulnerability to changing climate and identify and assess strategies for adapting to these changes through planning, design and operational practices.
AWWA will be hosting this two-day seminar March 4-5, 2009 in Arlington, VA. Attendees will learn how to determine vulnerability impacts on management practices, water sources and demands. An overview of climate changes and projected impacts to regions will be presented along with technological alternatives and potential capital investments.
Seminar presenters include:
Bob Raucher, PhD is a founder and senior partner at Stratus Consulting, in Boulder CO and Washington, DC. He specializes in benefit-cost analysis, water resource economics, risk management, and regulatory policy analysis related to the wastewater and water supply sector.
Joel B. Smith is a Vice President with Stratus Consulting Inc. in Boulder, Colorado. Mr. Smith has been analyzing climate change impacts and adaptation issues for twenty years.
AWWA is the authoritative resource for knowledge, information, and advocacy to improve the quality and supply of water in North America and beyond. AWWA is the largest organization of water professionals in the world. AWWA advances public health, safety and welfare by uniting the efforts of the full spectrum of the entire water community. Through our collective strength we become better stewards of water for the greatest good of the people and the environment.