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BCWWA Conference – How Environmental Risk Asssessment Helped The City of Victoria Prioritize Action
November 3, 2020 - November 4, 2020
The BC Water & Wastewater Association (BCWWA) is hosting a 2-day conference and trade show that is dedicated to delivering water knowledge and connecting and sharing solutions globally. The online, interactive event will feature a keynote address from astrophysicist Natalie Panek, informative and credited education sessions led by leading experts of water and wastewater, round table room discussions, panel discussions and chat rooms, an interactive trade show with over 30 virtual exhibitors and ample opportunities to connect directly with fellow attendees throughout the conference.
More info and registration here. (Registration closes October 27.)
Presentation Overview: How Environmental Risk Assessment Helped The City of Victoria Prioritize Action – Wednesday November 4th at 10:30 a.m. PST
Ageing infrastructure and changing climate are just a couple of the many hazards municipal governments face as they plan, design, build, operate and maintain infrastructure and services. As these hazards become more severe, so does the level of risk associated with these hazards. Knowing environmental hazards and risks is good practice. But how are hazards identified? What are the risks? And most importantly, how do municipalities prioritize actions to lower risk?
Answering these questions using an Environmental Risk Management Process is the theme of this session. Morrison Hershfield recently completed this process for the City of Victoria’s Engineering and Public Works Department and will discuss how a comprehensive and systematic approach to identify and assess environmental risks is helping prioritize resource allocation across multiple sections of the department.
This session is particularly relevant for asset and risk managers, public works/utility managers, engineers, and emergency services.
Presenter: Josie Gilson, Environmental Management Specialist