UConn Avery Point
*NEW DATE* April 6, 2018
9 am-3:30 pm
Check-in and Breakfast 8:15 am
Breakfast and lunch provided
No cost to attend
*Please note that the workshop date has been changed from March 20 to April 6.
The Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation and the Connecticut Department of Public Health Drinking Water Section invite you to attend a workshop on Friday April 6, 2018 at the UConn Avery Point Campus in Groton, CT to implement a resilience plan for drinking water systems. Workshop attendees can expect to receive training on identifying vulnerabilities to flooding, extreme weather and drought and on adaptation approaches and resilience strategies to address those vulnerabilities. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
The Resilience Plan
Recognizing the real impacts of extreme weather and a changing climate, the CT DPH partnered with CIRCA with assistance from Milone & MacBroom, Inc. to assess the vulnerability and resilience of drinking water systems and private wells in the coastal counties of the state. Following the assessment, an implementation plan will be developed. As part of developing the plan, this workshop will review the findings of the assessment and provide an opportunity to review and suggest strategies to implement it. Learn more
The morning session will provide presentations of the assessment and resilience plan and opportunity for question and answer. The afternoon will utilize small group breakout sessions to workshop resilience strategies for the plan. A detailed agenda is coming soon.
Workshop and Webinar Participation
There will be two ways to participate in the workshop: in person or via webinar. The morning session will be available via a live webinar where remote participants can view the presentations and submit questions electronically. In person attendees only will be able to participate in the afternoon breakout sessions at Avery Point.
Who Should Attend
Stakeholders in drinking water vulnerability and resilience, including Community Water Systems staff and administrators, local health directors, councils of government staff, municipal planners and engineers and any other individuals involved with the Water Utility Coordinating Committees and the State Water Plan. Please feel free to forward this announcement to individuals in your organization who would be most appropriate.
This program is funded by a grant to UConn CIRCA from the CT Department of Public Health through the CT Department of Housing Sandy Recovery Program.