“Our nation is at a crossroads. Deteriorating infrastructure is impeding our ability to compete in the thriving global economy, and improvements are necessary to ensure our country is built for the future.”
This quote from the 2017 ASCE Report card with an overall D+ grade, describes the current state of our infrastructure. It is not hard to imagine all the challenges that our nation’s utilities face in light of not only the current deteriorating infrastructure but the serious challenges that come with everchanging climate conditions. The panel of our major utilities’ representatives will discuss these challenges and share their approach in planning and undertaking actions to build resilient infrastructure for the next generations.
Introductory presentation by Jordan R. Fischbach, Ph.D., Co-Director, RAND Climate Resilience Center
RAND Corporation “Robust Stormwater Management in the Pittsburgh Region” and Pittsburgh Resilient and Adaptation Strategy.
The keynote presentation will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Former ASCE Executive director Patrick Natale. Pat has been serving as a North American leader for the climate resilience initiative and sustainability development at Mott MacDonald as well as a D&M of ASCE, an emeritus member of ASCE’s Industrial Leaders Council, and a member of the National Academy of Construction.