Build Resilience & Adapt to Climate Change Impacts for Drinking Water & Wastewater Utilities Part 2
EPA’s Creating Resilient Water Utilities initiative provides drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater (water sector) utilities with practical tools, training, and technical assistance needed to increase resilience to climate change threats and impacts. Mitigation measures can protect your utility by reducing damages and service disruptions. In this webinar, EPA provides an overview of the CRWU initiative and its tools and resources. In addition provides two case studies illustrating wastewater utility climate change adaptation.
Date of Recording: July 29, 2021 (1-2:30 pm Eastern)
Curt Baranowski (US EPA, Washing-ton, DC) leads EPA's Creating Resilient Water Utilities (CRWU) initiative, which provides resources for drinking water and wastewater utilities to ad-dress climate change by promoting a clear understanding of climate science and adaptation options. Previously, Curt managed Agency programs that provided technical assistance and training to small community wastewater utilities.
David Coppes (MWRA, Boston, MA) is the Chief Operating Officer at the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority in Boston. David will discuss a real world case study involving how a large wastewater facility implemented climate change adaptation to reduce damage and service disruptions.
Shaun Livermore (Operations Manager, Poarch Band of Creek Indians Utilities Authority, Alabama) holds certifications as a Grade III Water and Wastewater Operator and in Utility Management. Shaun’s experience is focused on groundwater treatment, distribution system operation/maintenance, WW treatment, and collection system operation/maintenance. He has also helped de-sign system expansions and upgrades.