Managing the Power of Water, from Northern California to the Netherlands
12:30 p.m. | Wednesday, October 11, 2017
In 2012, Hurricane Sandy hit the Northeastern United States, causing $75 billion in damage and sparking the creation of the Rebuild by Design challenge. Five years later, the Bay Area is undertaking a related competition focused on sea level rise and severe storms — Resilient by Design — in a time when the destructive side of water has rarely been more on display than with the impacts of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and, most recently, Maria. What can lessons can Resilient by Design learn from its older sibling and what best practices are currently underway in managing the power of water elsewhere in the world? Join us as we hear from a internationally-renowned resiliency expert about how and what the Bay Area should be planning.
+ Henk Ovink / Rebuild by Design; Kingdom of the Netherlands