|AUSTIN, TX – Austin Water will host a one-day forum May 2 at the Palmer Events Center focusing on how water utilities are leading the way in adapting to climate change. Internationally renowned climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe from Texas Tech University will be the keynote speaker.
“Creating Resilient Cities” is a forum co-hosted by Austin Water with the City’s Office of Sustainability and the Water Utility Climate Alliance (WUCA). WUCA is a leader in this field and currently marking its tenth year collaboratively advancing water utility climate change adaptation. WUCA includes 12 of the nation’s largest water providers and its member utilities supply drinking water for more than 50 million people throughout the United States.
Between them these utilities face a range of climate challenges, including: drought; sea level rise; more intense hurricanes; snowpack (or lack thereof); and more
Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, Climate Scientist, Texas Tech University
Media interested in attending, or interested in discussing the event in advance, please contact Geneva Guerrero, 512-974-2461, [email protected] for more information.