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Training Materials: Building Resilience to a Changing Climate

View materials from the technical training courses presented in the following cities.

Austin - December 2019

In December 2019, WUCA hosted a free technical training course. Held in Austin, Texas, the course was attended by drinking water and wastewater utility managers and consultants from across the U.S.

Attendees learned about climate modeling, reviewed case studies, took a practical look at downscaling, and more.  

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Tampa Bay - May 2019

In May 2019, WUCA hosted a free technical training course. Held in Tampa Bay, Fla., the course was attended by drinking water and wastewater utility managers and consultants from across the U.S.

Attendees learned guiding principles for resilience planning, communication strategies, tactics for decision making under conditions of uncertainty, and more. 

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Portland - December 2018

In December 2018, WUCA hosted a free technical training course. Held in Portland, Ore., the course was attended by drinking water and wastewater utility managers and consultants from across the U.S.

Attendees learned different methods for incorporating climate change information into water resource planning, walked through one method for planning for multiple scenarios, and developed communication strategies to convey concepts to different audiences.

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Los Angeles - August 2018

In August 2018, WUCA hosted a free technical training course. Held in Los Angeles, Calif., the course was attended by drinking water and wastewater utility managers and consultants from across the U.S.

Attendees learned different methods for incorporating climate change information into water resource planning, walked through one method for planning for multiple scenarios, and developed communication strategies to convey concepts to different audiences.

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Boulder - September 2017

In September 2017, WUCA hosted its first ever free technical training course. Held in Boulder, Colo., the course was attended by 60 drinking water and wastewater utility managers and consultants from across the U.S.

Attendees learned different methods for incorporating climate change information into water resource planning, walked through one method for planning for multiple scenarios, and developed communication strategies to convey concepts to different audiences.

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Webinar: Using Climate Change Information in Water Utility Planning

Presented by the Water Research Foundation, the University of Washington Climate Impacts Group, and the University of Minnesota in August 2020, this webinar's goal is to help small- and medium-sized water utilities plan and design for a changing climate. 

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Creating Resilient Cities forum

Along with Austin Water and the City's Office of Sustainability, WUCA co-hosted a forum on creating resilient cities on May 2, 2018.

Sessions explored the potential impacts of climate change and climate-related extremes on water utilities and offered examples of effective adaptation solutions from utilities around the nation.

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AWWA Sustainable Water Management Conference presentations

WUCA members presented at the 2018 AWWA Sustainable Water Management Conference on March 27, 2018 in Seattle, Wash. The sessions provided strategies on how to best prepare and adapt to the critical effects that climate change can have on water systems, and explored innovative approaches utilities have taken to adapt their operations and ensure a sustainable water supply for the future.

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