Florida's Critical Infrastructure Symposium
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. EST
Tampa, FL, United States
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Critical Infrastructure is an essential component of national economic competitiveness and social well-being. Florida is growing at a rapid rate, and investing in infrastructure that is resilient to the risks associated with an uncertain climate must be a top priority to maintain its position as one of the world’s most desirable vacation destinations, as well as a place to live and work.
This symposium is designed to help Florida’s governmental agencies, utilities and businesses provide climate change resilient infrastructure and systems that are essential for operational sustainability throughout their service life.
GOALS OF THE SYMPOSIUM
This symposium provides a forum for sharing and exchanging information regarding the impacts of climate change and sea level rise, facilitating discussions regarding preparedness and resiliency. Specific topics that will be discussed include the following:
Approach for planning and programming critical infrastructure in the face of climate uncertainty;
Adaptation versus mitigation cost savings;
Standard and innovative funding approaches for implementing resilient infrastructure;
Lessons learned and world-class examples of climate change planning and implementation;
Successful strategies for local government communications and stakeholder education regarding climate change resiliency needs, costs, funding, and urgency;
Designing and constructing facilities that anticipate regulatory requirements;
Open discussion, remarks, and lessons learned.
Confirmed SpeakerVice President CH2M
Confirmed SpeakerChief Technical Officer, Tampa Bay Water
Confirmed SpeakerMayor, City of St. Petersburg
Laurens Van der Tak
Confirmed SpeakerVice President and Senior Consultant, CH2M
Confirmed SpeakerCH2M Global Technology Lead
Brady Smith, AICP
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