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Episode #175 — 01 September 2020 Climate Change Planning and Adaptation with Jim Schlaman

with Jim Schlaman

Jim Schlaman, Black & Veatch’s Director of Planning and Water Resources, provides a fascinating peek behind the curtain on the latest thinking on climate change planning and adaptation.

In this session, you’ll learn about:

  • The current state of climate change adaption and resilience planning
  • Why climate change planning is not a theoretical conversation anymore
  • Why coastal utilities are on the front lines of climate change
  • How a utility can get started with climate change planning
  • Why a vulnerability assessment is the building block for utility planning
  • Why digitalization is important not just for technical planning but also for justification to the community
  • A trove of information Black & Veatch gleaned from its Strategic Direction report and underlying survey of utilities
  • Why Jim is optimistic about water utilities rising to the climate change plan

Resources and links mentioned in or relevant to this session include:

Jim’s LinkedIn page

Black & Veatch’s Water website

Black & Veatch’s 2020 Strategic Directions: 2020 Water Report download webpage

TWV #133: Resiliency and Regionalism with Southern California with Jeffrey Kightlinger

TWV #090: Planning for Water Resources in the Face of Climate Change

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