Presentations – Tuesday

Tuesday, December 8

The Path to Resilience: Infrastructure Investment, Water Resources Management, and Water and Energy Interdependencies

A panel of experts frames the important issues of infrastructure investment, integrated water resources management and water and energy interdependencies.

John Entsminger (presider)General Manager
Southern Nevada Water Authority (US)

Cedric GrantExecutive Director
Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (US)
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Mario López PérezHydrology Coordinator
Mexican Institute of Water Technology
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Clifford ChanManager
Maintenance and Construction Department
East Bay Municipal Utility District (US)
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Q & A Session

The Path to Resilience: Key Themes from the Morning’s Discussions

Outcomes of topical breakout sessions on infrastructure design and investment challenges, integrated water resources management and trans-boundary issues, and water and energy interdependencies.

Rob Greenwood (discussion leader)Principal
Ross Strategic (US)
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Strategy Implementation: Key Examples in Climate Resilience, Mitigation and Adaptation

Utility strategies and initiatives in Denmark, Ecuador and the United States for responding to climate change.

Paul Fleming (presider)Manager
Climate Resiliency Group
Seattle Public Utilities (US)

Lars TherkildsenCEO
HOFOR, Greater Copenhagen Utility (DEN)
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Jóse Luis Santos GarciaGeneral Manager
Municipal Water and Wastewater Company of Guayaquil (Ecuador)
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Jim LochheadCEO and Manager
Denver Water (US)
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Ray HoffmanDirector
Seattle Public Utilities (US)
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Q & A Session

Perspectives: Variabilities Affecting Resilience Strategies

This water executive panel highlights approaches that utilities and cities around the world are taking to become more resilient, driven by changing climate as well as other threats and risks to their communities.

Andy Richardson (presider)Chairman of the Board and CEO
Greeley and Hansen (US)

Angela LicataDeputy Commissioner
Department of Environmental Protection
New York City (US)
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Sue SchneiderCEO
Spartanburg Water (US)
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David St. PierreExecutive Director
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (US)