High temperature records, prolonged droughts, parched landscapes.  Case study presentations at the Forum will spotlight water resource mitigation strategies.


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.


From Planning to Action

The phenomenon of climate change is particularly challenging from a number of policy perspectives. Absent a “silver bullet” technology solution to remove carbon from the … Continue Reading >>

Managing Climate Risk in Water Utility Planning

Sound, practical research is critical to water utility planning for climate impacts. For many years, the Water Research Foundation (WRF) has worked with water executives to … Continue Reading >>

Climate Resiliency: Local Perspectives, Global Ideas, and the Upcoming International Water & Climate Forum

Backing for the 2015 International Water & Climate Forum comes from across the water utility spectrum, including drinking water, wastewater and stormwater. The National … Continue Reading >>



Harry Seah

Harry Seah

PUB Singapore. Harry Seah has been invited to present a case study on…

Edward Maibach

Edward Maibach

George Mason University. Edward Maibach will provide perspectives on climate communication issues for…

Pat Mulroy

Pat Mulroy

Brookings Institution.  Pat Mulroy will close out the Forum, tapping her many years…