Water Resources and Infrastructure Climate Resiliency Specialty Conference
The NEWEA Watershed Management Committee, the New England Water Works Association (NEWWA) and the New England Chapter of the American Public Works Association (NE APWA) are pleased to announce a Joint Water Resources and Infrastructure Climate Resiliency Specialty Conference & Exhibit will be held on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at the UMASS Lowell Inn & Conference Center in Lowell, Massachusetts.
Climate change is resulting in higher temperatures, more intense and frequent precipitation and rising sea levels. These changes in combination with aging infrastructure is of great concern for state and local officials trying to plan for the future of our communities. We would like this conference to focus on practical resiliency strategy case-studies for flood prone inland areas and coastal zones, municipal utility infrastructure and watersheds.
The conference will be of interest to municipalities, utilities, watershed associations, state agencies and others that are responsible for transportation, water, sewer, stormwater and other infrastructure as our climate changes and sea levels rise. Attendees will learn what communities are currently undertaking to enhance resiliency for our critical municipal infrastructure, how these efforts are being financed and practical solutions to a very complex problem. The conference will be structured to enhance interaction among attendees to maximize dialogue and information exchange.
The Committee welcomes all abstracts pertaining to the following topics:
- Coastal community resiliency
- Infrastructure challenges and opportunities
- Planning for inland flooding and climate change impacts
- System operations and maintenance in a changing climate
- Regulatory and policy updates
SUBMIT ABSTRACTS ONLINE >> Abstract deadline is Friday, February 10, 2017.
Presenters are responsible for registration and travel fees for this event. Questions may be directed to Jennifer Johnson, Watershed Committee or the NEWEA office at 781-939-0908.
Exhibit at the Joint Water Resources & Climate Resiliency Conference! A limited number of opportunities will be available for companies. Watch for more information!