January 18, 2018

Gresham, Smith and Partners announces that Jody Barksdale, P.E., ENV SP, senior vice president in the firm’s Water + Environment market, will present at the Resilient Utility Coalition Summit on Jan. 25 in Miami. The presentation, entitled “Resiliency and Sustainability – How Large Metropolitan Cities are Accepting the Challenge,” will explore the ways two large municipalities and a major U.S. airport are addressing critical infrastructure planning, design and construction needs while keeping resiliency and sustainability in mind. 

“I look forward to sharing strategies for successful resiliency and sustainability planning at the Resilient Utility Coalition Summit,” commented Jody Barksdale, P.E., ENV SP. “As we continue to experience more floods, droughts and other climate related events, it’s more important than ever that municipalities integrate resiliency into operations and planning to address both short-term hazards and long-term sustainability goals.”
A summary of the presentation follows.

Resiliency and Sustainability – How Large Metropolitan Cities are Accepting the Challenge
Presentation by Jody Barksdale, P.E., ENV SP

Many large cities in the United States are developing sustainability and resiliency programs that address critical infrastructure planning, design and construction needs for utility and transportation systems. In this presentation, Barksdale will discuss the progress of three large municipalities to provide resilient and sustainable infrastructure for water, wastewater and airport facilities. He will highlight Atlanta’s drive for energy net neutrality with renewable energy; energy management implementation at Dallas’s Southside Wastewater Treatment Plant; and resiliency planning at Boston’s Logan International Airport; giving attendees insight into driving resiliency.