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SP Challenge Workshop: Water Systems and Regional Resilience
September 13, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am EDT
The Pittsburgh region is surrounded by an abundance of water, a resource growing increasingly scarce in other parts of the United States. Waterways, lakes and streams create tranquil spaces to enjoy the outdoors and provide abundant drinking water sources. Yet, the region’s aging water infrastructure has raised deep concerns about water quality, both for recreational purposes, and for daily consumption.
Pittsburgh is not alone in this regard; the American Society of Civil Engineers gives nationwide drinking water infrastructure a grade of ‘D’, with wastewater infrastructure faring slightly better at ‘D+’. It is estimated that drinking water infrastructure alone will require an investment of $1 trillion over the next 25 years. Join this workshop to learn how multiple stakeholders are working together to protect and repair Pittsburgh’s water resources.
Jordan R. Fischbach, Ph.D., Co-Director, Water and Climate Resilience Center and Senior Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation
Rebecca Kiernan, Senior Resilience Coordinator, City of Pittsburgh, Office of Sustainability and Resilience
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