Upcoming Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Resiliency Presentations

The New York City Wastewater Resiliency Plan found that all 14 wastewater treatment plants and 58 of the 96 pumping stations in New York City are at risk from future, large surge events and defined adaptation recommendations for all WWTP and PS at risk of inundation during extreme storm surges.

The technical session at WEFTEC is one of more than 20 presentations Hazen and Sawyer staff will give at WEFTEC 2014.

(NEW YORK, NY – September 22, 2014) – Hazen and Sawyer is presenting some recent work on climate change, sea level rise, and ensuring the resiliency of assets at three upcoming conferences.

At the three day 2014 Rising Seas Summit, being held September 24-26, 2014 in New York City, Hazen and Sawyer’s climate resiliency work for New York City and Westchester County will be presented.

On Wednesday September 24 at 10:30am, Alan Cohn of the NYCDEP and Anni Luck of Hazen and Sawyer will lead a presentation titled “A Risk-Based Approach to Developing Adaptation Selection Criteria”. This presentation will walk through the steps needed to develop a robust adaptation selection procedure which balances cost while meeting certain levels of risk management for various facilities and infrastructure configurations. The talk will draw on recent work for the New York City Wastewater Resiliency Plan and Westchester County Flood Vulnerability and Adaptation Study, focusing on the equations and steps needed to quantify the risk avoided from future surge events by implementing various adaptation strategies and comparing strategies from a triple bottom line standpoint considering the criticality of equipment to be protected.

The New York City Wastewater Resiliency Plan will also be discussed at a presentation titled “Utilizing Vulnerability Assessments and Economic Analyses to Make the Case for Adaptation” on Thursday, September 25 at 2:00pm.

Hazen and Sawyer will also be presenting at the Sixth Annual Southeast Florida Climate Leadership Summit, being held October 1-2, 2014 in Miami Beach, FL. The Climate Leadership Summit is a major regional event focused on facilitating climate-related collaboration and knowledge sharing. The Summit attracts innovative thinkers and leaders from business, government, academia and the non-profit community to exchange ideas and dialogue at panel discussions and networking breaks.

Finally, Hazen and Sawyer will also be presenting in the technical session titled “Resilience: A Key to Successful Operation of Wastewater Treatment Systems” at WEFTEC 2014, being held September 27 – October 1, 2014 in New Orleans, LA. Anni Luck and Laura Bendernagel of Hazen and Sawyer will give a joint-presentation titled Safeguarding Vital Wastewater Infrastructure – A Strategic Climate Risk and Triple-Bottom Line Adaptation Framework on October 1 at 11am.

For more information or to register for the Rising Seas Summit, click here. For more information or to register for the Southeast Florida Climate Leadership Summit, click here. For more information or to register for WEFTEC, click here.

Since our founding in 1951, Hazen and Sawyer has focused on two things: providing safe drinking water and controlling water pollution. Our range of services encompasses the planning, design, and construction management of water and wastewater-related projects – from clean water treatment, storage, and distribution to wastewater and stormwater collection, treatment, and reuse.

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