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Webinar | Building Resilience in an Uncertain Future for Small Wastewater Systems

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Date and Time: 9-21-2022 @ 01:00 PM (EDT) to 9-21-2022 @ 02:00 PM (EDT)
Location: Online Event

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Description: Wastewater systems across the country are increasingly at risk from the impacts of extreme weather events, aging infrastructure, lack of funding, and an unstable regulatory environment. The growing risk of failure in wastewater systems presents a critical threat to public health. Small wastewater systems are more likely to lack the funding, staff, and resources to adapt to these changes creating an added challenge to providing effective wastewater management. This presentation takes a look at how small wastewater systems can prepare for the effects of climate change such as higher intensity storms, sea level rise, more extreme temperatures, and reduced flows from water conservation efforts. First, the presentation discusses the key ways climate change affects the operation of wastewater systems, from collections systems to treatment plants. Additionally, an overview of available EPA resources is provided, from understanding the specific climate impacts a system can expect to developing a detailed plan to combat these challenges moving forward.

Presenter: Caitlyn Leo, Research Engineer, Environmental Finance Center at Sacramento State

Cost: Free

Please Note: This webinar has NOT been submitted for approval of continuing education credit. We can provide a certificate of attendance to eligible attendees, but cannot guarantee it will meet your PDH or CEU requirements. 

Who Should Attend:

  • Managers, owners, and operators of wastewater systems with an average daily flow of less than 1 million gallons
  • Decision-makers for wastewater utilities, including mayors, finance officers, utility managers, public works directors, city councilors, board members, tribal council members, and clerks
  • Consultants and technical assistance providers serving wastewater systems


      Environmental Finance Center at California State University, Sacramento

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