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Training Materials: Building Resilience to a Changing Climate

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.

View the agenda and watch the pre-training webinar.

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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. View a full video of the forum.

2018 AWWA Sustainable Water Management Conference presentations

WUCA members presented at the 2018 AWWA Sustainable Water Management Conference on March 27 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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