Why Water Utilities Should Conduct Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments

Written by: Brandy Espinola Brandy Espinola is the Resilience and Sustainability Program Manager for the Environmental Finance Center at the University of Maryland. Aging infrastructure, terrorist attacks, and climate change, oh my! As utility operators, these are just a few of the uncertainties that need to be managed in order to prevent massive water service disruptions. And let’s be honest, …

Safe & SuRe: Exploring a New Approach to Resilient Systems

Written by: Brandy Espinola Brandy Espinola is the Resilience and Sustainability Program Manager for the Environmental Finance Center at the University of Maryland. From emergency services, to agriculture and food systems, to manufacturing industries, our critical infrastructure systems rely heavily on water. So much so that following a loss of water services, critical infrastructure can begin to degrade rapidly. According …