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Water Utility Risk and Resilience to Climate Change Impacts

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September 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Florida Water & Climate Alliance Webinar

Water Utility Risk and Resilience to Climate Change Impacts

Sept. 25, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm



  • Welcome
  • Introduction to the Florida Water & Climate Alliance
    • Speaker: Dr. Tirusew Asefa, Manager, Planning & System Decision Support, Tampa Bay Water
  • Project Updates: Integrating NASA Earth Systems Data into Decision-Making Tools of Member Utilities of the FloridaWCA
    • Speaker: Dr. Chris Martinez, Associate Professor of Agricultural & Biological Engineering, University of Florida
  • Panel Session: EPA America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (AWIA) Risk and Resilience Assessments
    • Moderator: Dr. Carolina Maran, Chief of District Resiliency, South Florida Water Management District
    • Panelists:
      • Debbie Griner, Resilience Manager, Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department
      • Carlos Garcia, Expansion Project Administrator, Broward County Water and Wastewater Services Operations Division
      • Thea Dunmire, Environmental Compliance Senior Manager, Tampa Bay Water
  • Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) and Water Supply Resilience Strategy
      • Speaker: Dr. Virginia Walsh, Senior Professional Geologist, Chief Hydrogeology Section, Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department
  • Breakout Room Discussion on Climate Resilience
  • Close

Note: Continuing education units for PE licenses will be available to webinar participants.



September 25

10:00 am - 12:00 pm