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