Register for the 2020 Water Utility Resilience Virtual Forum

Join the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies and the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, in partnership with WaterISAC and The Water Research Foundation, for the 2020 Water Utility Resilience Virtual Forum on December 1 and 2. Each day from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. ET, you are invited to engage with water sector leaders and peers to explore recent events that have caused challenges to water system resilience. With an agenda that combines a speaker presentation, panel discussions, and a virtual breakout session, this forum will deliver the timely topics you need to develop resiliency models to plan for the future. Register for free today.

In light of natural disasters, contamination, and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the need for water utilities to examine resiliency has intensified. The town manager of Paradise, Calif., Kevin Phillips will open the forum by sharing his experiences and recovery strategies from two “black swan” events: the worst wildfire in his state’s history and the pandemic. He will discuss the need for effective cross-sector communication in rebuilding a system that has been devastated. Following his session, a panel of water sector leaders will explore how they have adjusted their approaches to resilience amid the pandemic and increased national focus on racial and social issues.

The next afternoon, a panel of leaders from a global credit ratings agency and urban utilities will share insight from past economic downturns and discuss the pandemic’s financial impact on utilities, as they face the potential of decreased revenues, suspending shutoffs, providing payment relief, and dealing with increased costs. The panel will also explore how pandemic-related issues are compounding existing infrastructure funding and affordability challenges. The forum will conclude with virtual breakout sessions to allow you to reflect on forum topics as they relate to utility leadership.