About the Forum

Learn how to ensure water resilience in the years to come.

The Water Utility Resilience Forum will advance the thinking on how utilities can be resilient and sustainable now and for the next one hundred years. Featuring insights from water sector leaders and subject-matter experts, the Forum will be a rich dialogue on what utilities are doing today to be resilient and what a resilient future looks like. As the country emerges from the grips of a global pandemic, the topic of resilience is both relevant and poignant as the full scale of the impact and loss is revealed.

The goal of the Forum is for attendees to return home with new ideas for tools, innovations and connections they can use to take additional steps towards implementing new approaches, strategies and solutions to make their utilities more resilient in the operational and management focus areas that are most critical to an agency’s resilience: water supply, water quality, infrastructure, financial management, and cybersecurity.

There are many stressors on utilities, such as extreme events and climate change, aging infrastructure, changing workforce, malicious actors, and changing regulations. Utilities must plan for resilience with these stressors in mind, recognizing that most are stressing several parts of a utility simultaneously. This conference aims to address all of the current and future stressors that water utilities face through case studies, facilitated discussion sessions and panels focusing on how water and wastewater utilities can be resilient and sustainable both now and for the next 100 years.

The Water Utility Resilience Forum is being convened by the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) and the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) in partnership with the Water Research Foundation (WRF) and the Water Information Sharing and Analysis Center (WaterISAC).