Climate Leadership Academy (CLA) on adaptive water resource management and infrastructure

Meeting or Conference
Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC)
24-26 Jun 2013
United States of America (Philadelphia)
Radisson Plaza Warwick Hotel
The third national Climate Leadership Academy (CLA) on adaptation & resilience will take a closer look at climate-related risks to water infrastructure and explore how new, sustainable business models are improving the resilience of communities' water resources, from supply to waste water. The Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) invites teams of five senior officials and/or key stakeholders from up to 12 North American cities and metropolitan regions to participate in the third national convening of the CLA on adaptation & resilience – a unique training and peer-learning opportunity, focused on improving, expanding and accelerating cities’ efforts to better assess, prioritize and manage the local risks of climate change. This workshop is part of ISC’s broader Sustainable Communities Leadership Academy (SCLA), a program that builds the capacity of communities – cities, towns, counties, metropolitan regions and rural areas – to advance, accelerate and scale-up local solutions to the global challenges of climate protection and sustainable development.

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Event fee


What is included in the event fee

ISC will cover flight costs (up to $500) and hotel stay (June 24th and June 25th only) for the five (5) team members. ISC will provide breakfast, lunch and snacks to participants throughout the course of the program. Participants are responsible for all other related costs, including ground transportation, dinners and any additional nights of hotel stay.

Target audience

Each city- or region-led team should consist of:

  • A team captain, either the public works director or another senior city official with leadership responsibility for climate change adaptation and resilience as it relates to water resource management and infrastructure; and

  • Up to four key stakeholders that are—or will need to be—deeply engaged in the local/regional water infrastructure climate adaptation strategy. (Including up to two additional team members is optional, however all costs for these individuals will need to be covered by the team.)

Teams must be cross-agency, cross-sector and cross-jurisdictional, as appropriate. They should be composed of individuals with decision-making responsibility and authority for programs that are directly related to the water-related climate adaptation challenges faced by your city and region. Team members may represent:

  1. Local or regional public works departments or equivalent agencies responsible for water resource management, including both water supply and stormwater management;

  2. Water utilities;

  3. Other key local and regional agencies, e.g. those focused on land-use planning, natural resource management, community and economic development, public health and disaster preparedness/emergency response;

  4. Private-sector organizations, such as engineering companies engaged in water resource management and infrastructure;

  5. Key nonprofit stakeholders, such as watershed councils and conservation groups;

  6. Universities and other major institutions (e.g. hospitals, ports, etc.);

How to register

Please apply online.


Climate Change, Health & Health Facilities, Private Sector, Risk Identification & Assessment, Governance, Water
United States of America
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