American Water Resources Association Offers Webinar Series on Climate Change Adaptation

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Bruce Mowry and Jordan Fischbach will discuss flood planning and adaptation strategies in the first webinar of a three-part series on climate change adaptation hosted by the American Water Resources Association (AWRA).

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New Orleans 17th Street Canal flooding due to Hurricane Katrina. Photo via Flickr creative commons.

The American Water Resources Association (AWRA) will host the first webinar of its 2016 program on February 3, 2016 at 1:00pm ET. Climate Change Adaptation: Flood, will feature presenters Bruce Mowry, city engineer, Miami Beach, FL; and Jordan Fischbach, co-director, Water and Climate Resilience Center as they lead a discussion on flood planning and adaptation strategies developed for Miami Beach and Coastal Louisiana. As always, PDH credit is available to all who attend the webinar.

This webinar will present management strategies that have been demonstrated to effectively improve resilience in U.S. coastal regions and cities prone to flooding. In addition to discussing solutions developed for Miami Beach and Coastal Louisiana, Mowry and Fischbach will also identify critical gaps and share lessons-learned to improve preparedness.

Register for this complimentary webinar on the AWRA Webinar Center homepage.

This webinar is the first in a series of three webinars focused on climate change adaptation developed by AWRA’s Future Risk Technical Committee. The three webinars in the series are:

Climate Change Adaption: Flood
February 3, 2016 | 1pm ET
Speakers: Bruce Mowry, City Engineer, Miami Beach, FL and Jordan Fischbach, Co-director, Water and Climate Resilience Center

Climate Change Adaption: Drought Response and Governance
February 24, 2016 | 1pm ET
Speakers: Neal Shapiro, Supervisor, Watershed Section, City of Santa Monica
Roger Pulwarty, NOAA and Kelly Redmond, Regional Climatologist/Deputy Director, Western Regional Climate Center

Climate Change Adaptation: Wastewater Infrastructure Challenges
Date: March 16, 2016 | 1:00 PM ET
Speakers: Katy Lackey, Research Specialist, Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) and Laurens van der Tak, Vice President, CH2M Hill

Following this series, AWRA will offer one webinar per month. The remaining schedule is still being finalized, but will feature webinars presented by 2015 AWRA IWRM Award winner the Oregon Water Resources Department’s Integrated Water Resources Strategy and IWRM Special Recognition Award winner ONE DROP's Project Burkina Faso, in addition to other water resources management topics.

For more information on AWRA’s webinar program, or to register for future webinars visit the AWRA Webinar Center homepage.

About AWRA
Since 1964, American Water Resources Association has been dedicated to the advancement of water resources management, research and education, as well as a balanced approach toward solving water resources challenges. AWRA’s membership is comprised of professionals who share a common interest in working and learning across a wide range of disciplines focused on water resources policy, practice and education. Visit AWRA.

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