Highlands Ranch, Colorado – March, 8, 2017 – In the January/February issue of the Environmental Business Journal, Arcadis’ Edgar Westerhof, national director for flood risk & resiliency, North America, and John Batten, global director of water & cities, discuss the need for cities to practice climate change adaptation to manage risks from climate impacts, protect communities and strengthen the resilience of the economy.
Additionally, Edgar and John highlight the Arcadis 2016 Sustainable Cities Water Index, winner of an Environmental Business Journal Industry Intelligence Award, and that “good housekeeping” through annual maintenance investments can contribute to the quality and resilience of a city’s water system.
“Local governments, with a focus on low-lying coastal metropolitan areas such as New York City, are driving the climate change agenda, supported by Federal emergency funds. Utilities, public transportation and hospitals are stepping up throughout the U.S. and are preparing plans or incorporating resilience in operation & maintenance or reconstruction plans. Over the next few years, we expect to see more adaptation activity around densely populated areas, protecting assets that support regional and capital intense functions.”
To read the interview, click here.
Interview reprinted from the Environmental Business Journal with permission from Environmental Business International Inc. All rights reserved. © 2017 EBI Inc., www.ebionline.org.
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