February 23, 2017
Non Members: $175.00
Infrastructure Resiliency (Thursday, February 23, 2017)
This program is sponsored by the APWA Water Resources Committee.
A recording of this program will be available through the Members Library within one week of the live program.
The factors that motivate an entity to address resiliency, as it relates to infrastructure, can vary widely - depending on how resiliency is defined and addressed in various geographic locations.
Regardless of the geographic variances, resiliency in planning for water infrastructure needs to be considered to ensure that investments by the public will stand the test of time. This is not always clear nor easy to accomplish. Projects that have resiliency components can be difficult to see through to completion.
In this program, we will share three different case studies, from three separate regions. We will present information about what motivated these areas to address critical infrastructure issues in water supply, stormwater management, rising sea levels and/or draught. We will share proven systematic approaches to developing plans to address the issues of living with (or without) water. We will also share the value of resilient infrastructure, and discuss how resilient infrastructure has been beneficial.
After attending this program, participants will be better able to:
- Discuss the geographic variances in managing infrastructure resiliency in water, and identify opportunities for improvement.
- Explain the importance of infrastructure resiliency as it pertains to water issues.
- Identify Describe the efforts that are currently underway in various parts of North America, to assess the resilience of existing infrastructure.
This program has been approved for .2 CEUs or 2 PDHs. Please note there is a $7 fee per non-member individual requesting CEUs (there is no fee for members).
||Scott A. Smith, PE, LS
Interim Coastal Resiliency Manager
City Manager's Office of Resilience
City of Norfolk, Virginia
Scott Smith graduated from the Florida Institute of Technology with a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering. Scott is currently licensed as a Professional Engineer and Land Surveyor in Virginia. With over 30 years of experience in land development, stormwater management, municipal engineering, survey, and construction.
Scott currently serves as the Interim Coastal Resiliency Manager for the City of Norfolk Public Works Department, with a primary responsibility for coastal resiliency management, flooding and climate adaption.
Duties involve managing the City's beach and dune resources to protect property and maintaining protection for coastal flooding, including the USACE, Willoughby Spit and Vicinity Coastal Storm Damage Reduction Project, (beach nourishment) $34.5M.
Additional responsibilities involve working with the City's Resilience Office to implement the City's Resilience Strategy and the HUD National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC) grant, ($115M) in the Ohio Creek Watershed.
Scott is a member of ABSPA, APWA and ASCE and serves on the Board of Directors for the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the APWA and is Chairman of the Public Works Institute steering committee.
||Thomas R. Hickmann, PE,
Engineering & Infrastructure Planning Department
City of Bend, Oregon
Tom has been involved in Civil Engineering for more than 20 years, covering fields in wastewater, stormwater, water supply, water rights, water system design, reservoir operations, water distribution design and operations, hydraulic modeling, utility management, and utility master planning.
Tom'sscareer began at the Sacramento Regional Wastewater Facility, which is a 480 MGD plant developing a Class A biosolids program. From there he became a consultant with MBK Engineers in Sacramento specializing in water supply and water rights for municipal, agricultural, and environmental interests. In 2002 he moved to Bend as a project manager and design engineer with David Evans and Associates working with both municipal and agricultural water supply systems. In 2005 he was hired by the City of Bend as the water utility manager, and over the years since assisted in creating the utility technical services division, was promoted to City Engineer and Assistant Public Works Director. During his time as the City Engineer and Assistant Public Works Director he led a complete revision of the City Design Standards and Specifications and led the Bridge Creek water project.
In 2011 he was reassigned to his current position as the Director of the Engineering and Infrastructure Planning Department, which he also created. He is now tasked with overseeing all of the City's capital improvement plans and master planning for water, wastewater, stormwater, and transportation including the coordination of projects to minimize impacts to the community and maximize limited resources. He is currently in charge of overseeing the design and construction of the largest capital investment program in the history of Bend working with numerous public interest groups and City Council.
Tarrant Regional Water District
Fort Worth, Texas
Darrel Andrews serves as the Assistant Director of Environmental Services for the Tarrant Regional Water District which serves the Fort Worth area. He has 30 years of experience in the field of water quality assessment and planning for reservoirs, streams and watersheds systems. He has specialized experience in the management of TRWD's constructed wetland reuse project for the treatment of effluent dominated Trinity River water and the development and implementation of the watershed protection efforts of TRWD's reservoir system.
||Moderator: Lara Isch
Water Quality Educator
Kansas City Water Services Department
Kansas City, Missouri
Lara Isch is a Water Quality Educator with the Kansas City Water Services Department in Kansas City, Missouri.