VX2016: El Niño and Resiliency

Sue Minterformer Vermont Secretary of Transportation; former member, White House Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience

Panel (In Formation):
Andy Lipkis, Founder, TreePeople
Mark Pestrella, Chief Deputy Director, LA County Department of Public Works
Hayato Nakazono, Deputy Manager, Water Peipeline Division, JFE Engineering

Like many other jurisdictions across the globe, Southern California must ready itself for the storms and floods brought by El Niño and climate change. Public infrastructure and engineered resiliency surely will be tested. At the same time, federal, state and local initiatives have, in response to years of drought, focused on the need for water supply and retention capacity. What investments and innovations are being made today to prepare for El Niño events and climate disruption? Are the newest clean technologies and sustainable practices being incorporated within new investments?  What are some of the newest proven technologies? How are municipalities adopting these technologies? Learn about the challenges cities and nations face to address the challenges of climate change. And hear how Japanese innovators are developing technologies to ensure long-term resilience. Join our discussion on infrastructure technologies and resilience to ensure safety and sustainability into the future.


El Nino and Resiliency: When it Rains it Pours