Case studies from Copenhagen, Rotterdam, and Calgary.


The 2015 International Water & Climate Forum will take the discussion about adaptation and mitigation in the water sector to the next level by focusing on what utilities are doing on the ground in their communities to implement climate adaptation and mitigating strategies. This unique event will mobilize attendees to be visionary thinkers and to expand their knowledge base with the ultimate goal of promoting long-term sustainability and fostering water supply and ecosystem resilience.

Specifically focusing on climate adaptation and mitigation strategies for water utilities, this invitation-only gathering will detail lessons learned from the front line, advance proven best practices and stimulate thinking about future solutions.

Forum speakers will be utility managers, climate change planners and scientists, policy makers and practitioners from around the globe.

Through presentations, panel discussions and breakout sessions, attendees will leave the Forum better prepared to tackle the challenges of improving water sustainability and resilience in the urban environment.


Visionary Thinkers to Gather at International Water & Climate Forum

After years of guiding his water supply company through the worst drought in Melbourne, Australia’s history, Pat McCafferty learned one Saturday morning that the scourge of climate … Continue Reading >>

Risk, resilience and foresight: improved strategic planning for utilities

The way in which water utilities assess and manage their business risks is changing.  Strategic (top level) business risks with root causes external to operations are increasing in … Continue Reading >>

AWWA Supports Forum to Advance Climate Change Dialogue

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) has a strong history of active involvement on climate change impacts on water utilities. As part of its policy on climate change, AWWA … Continue Reading >>



José Luis Santos Garcia

José Luis Santos Garcia

City of Gauyaquil, Ecuador (EMAPAG). José Luis Santos Garcia will present a case…

Clifford Chan

Clifford Chan

East Bay Municipal Utility District. Clifford Chan will address urban water utility mitigation…

Ray Hoffman

Ray Hoffman

Seattle Public Utilities. Ray Hoffman leads an urban water system that was an…