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Georgia Association of Water Professionals'
Executive Luncheon Series
For Utility Directors, Assistant Directors & Local Corporate Senior Executives
Registration for the Executive Luncheon Series is open to GAWP Corporate & Utility Members Only.
March 8, 2017, at GAWP HQ
11:30 a.m. Lunch Served (buffet)
Utility Climate Resiliency
Join us July 26 for an overview and discussion on the Georgia’s climate resiliency as it relates to utilities. The session will feature discussion with Dr. David Yates (National Center for Atmospheric Research), Danny Johnson (Atlanta Regional Commission) and Kishia Powell (City of Atlanta). There will be a Q&A session after the panel discussion.
David Yates is a Scientist in the Research Applications Laboratory at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Boulder Colorado and an associate with the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) in Davis, California. His research and work have focused both on local scale hydrologic problems (flash floods, land use-land cover, climate change), as well as climate change impacts and adaptation on water and agricultural systems. Dr. Yates has been a part of the development team of SEI's Water Evaluation and planning model and has focused on applying WEAP to help water utilities and agencies with capital planning, including climate change impacts and adaptation strategies.
Danny Johnson has 15 years of experience as a water resources engineer and currently works with the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) where he serves as the manager of the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District, which coordinates the water resource management planning for the 15 county metro Atlanta region. Through his work with the Metro Water District, Mr. Johnson oversaw the development of a Climate Resiliency Study to evaluate the effects of various climate patterns on water resources within the District, worked with stakeholders to evaluate and address septic and septage management in the region and recently served as project manager for the development of the District’s Water Resource Management Plan update completed in June 2017..
Kishia Powell was appointed Commissioner of the City of Atlanta’s Department of Watershed Management by Mayor Kasim Reed in June 2016. She has more than 19 years of experience in sustainable infrastructure management and utility operations. As Commissioner, she is responsible for oversight of the Department’s $546M annual operating budget, a five-year capital improvement plan of $1.2B including the Water Supply Program and the Clean Water Atlanta consent decree program.
Dan Rodrigo is a senior vice president at CDM Smith. He has over 27 years of experience in water resources, with specialization in integrated water management, water supply planning, climate resiliency, resource economics, scenario planning, and multi-criteria decision analysis. He has managed over two dozen water resources plans and studies across North America and internationally that have viewed water in a more holistic and interconnected manner, the so-called “one water” approach, to identify innovative projects that provide multiple benefits, increase cost-effectiveness, enhance the natural environment, and result in greater resiliency from extreme climate and regulatory uncertainties.