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Great Water Cities Session

Great Water Cities: Paths to Livability, Prosperity and Resilience 

Monday, Sept. 29, 2014
10:30 am – 12:00 pm CT
Great Hall A/B
New Orleans Morial Convention Center   


This special water leader’s session will focus on water, wastewater and stormwater systems in the face of climate change, extreme events, utility emergencies, and natural disasters. Leaders from diverse cities recognize that conventional practices are not sufficient solutions and are using smarter approaches  to manage water demands, increase resiliency, enhance livability, and conserve resources. This panel of global thought-leaders is the latest in a series of dialogues examining case studies and engaging in discussion to distill lessons learned from leading cities and informing other great water cities of all sizes facing similar challenges. 

Welcome and Opening Remarks by:


 Gina McCarthy 

Gina McCarthy
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency




The Moderator

Taniguchi Dennis 14   


Diane Taniguchi-Dennis, P.E.
Deputy General Manager
Clean Water Services



Meet The Panel

Jean-Luc Bertrand-Krajewski 
Jean-Luc Bertrand-Krajewski

Civil Engineering and Urban Planning Department National Institute for Applied Sciences
Lyon, France 


Duncan Gibb
Executive General Manager of Stronger Christ Church Infrastructure Rebuild Team
New Zealand 


James J. Roberts, P.E.
Deputy Commissioner of the Bureau of Water and Sewer Operations
New York City Department of Environmental Protection