Introduction to Resilience Series: Building Resilient Water Systems
This series of 90-minute workshops are designed to introduce you to what resilience is and how it applies to your life at home and at work. You can join the series at any time.
Access to clean drinking water is a fundamental human right. Californiaâs water system faces a variety of challenges, from drought to an aging water infrastructure, to changes in precipitation. Learn how resilience principles apply to water systems, and what solutions exist to transform and protect the regionâs water supply and quality. This 90-minute interactive session will provide participants with a framework for understanding resilient water systems, from watershed to tap and back again.
Heather Rosenberg, Director, Building Resilience-LA Program at USGBC-LA
Heather Rosenberg is a USGBC Ginsberg Fellow and leader of Building Resilience-LA, a USGBC-LA program that brings resilience to the building scale. She recently led the development of Building Resilience-LA: A Primer for Facilities. With more than 15 years working on the leading edge of green building and sustainability, she is co-author of the USGBC report "Social Equity in the Built Environment," co-authored the core curriculum for USGBC's Green Building and LEED Core Concepts Guide, and writes and blogs extensively on issues of social equity and resilience. An ecologist by training, Heather formerly served as a principal at CTG Energetics, where she worked on sustainability projects in buildings, communities and local governments. She was appointed by Mayor Eric Garcetti to serve on the City of LAâs Innovation and Performance Commission, and serves on the National Institute of Standards and Technology Resilience Panel-Social and Economic Committee and the USGBC Social Equity Working Group.