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PNCWA Webinar: Resilience: Strong Utilities, Strong Communities
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The webinar is no cost for PNCWA members, PNCWA section members, and WEF-UPP organization employees, and $50 for nonmembers. .

.1 CEUs requested

Flooding, hurricanes, earthquakes and scores of other hazards can wreak system-wide and regional havoc on lifeline utilities that serve critical health, safety, and environmental roles in our everyday life. Recognizing the role that functioning infrastructure plays in the near- and long-term recovery of communities following a devastating event, utilities across the country are taking a serious look at their resiliency. This webinar delves into the efforts many utilities are making to understand their risks by identifying vulnerabilities, modeling natural hazard scenarios, and defining the critical elements of their systems. The presentations will include project examples from the Pacific Northwest, with insights on building organizational awareness about the need for resiliency in the face of ever increasing demands on limited funds, getting efforts off the ground, and how mitigation recommendations are being implemented.

11:30 – 11:40 Introduction Teresa Platin, HDR
11:40 – 12:00 Presentation 1 Sonia-Lynn Abenojar, King County Wastewater Treatment Division
12:00 – 12:20 Presentation 2 Mel Damewood, Eugene Water and Electric Board
12:20 – 12:40 Presentation 3 Josh Newman, City of Springfield / Metropolitan Wastewater Management
12:40 – 1:00 Discussion Brady Fuller, Jacobs

Nov 14, 2018 11:30 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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