Event Information

Title: Preparing for High Consequence, Low Probability Events:  Heat, Water & Energy in the Southwest

Dates: September 28-29, 2015

Workshop Location: University of Arizona, ENR2 Building, 1064 E. Lowell Street, Tucson, AZ 85721.

Background

Higher summer temperatures projected for the Southwest will increase the demand for energy, especially during periods of peak load, and the interactions between energy and water systems create additional vulnerabilities, including cascading impacts that affect public health and safety. The complexity of interactions requires consideration of the complete system, in order to adequately assess risks, determine knowledge gaps, and prioritize research agendas to fill these gaps.

Conceptual Diagram

Background Information/Suggested Readings

Case Studies

Participants

The workshop is for researchers and practitioners working in the fields of water and energy management and research, hazard management and research, urban resilience, climate, and hydrology.

Participant List

Agenda

Agenda

Speaker Bios

Presentations

Kathleen Tierney - Heat-Energy-Water-Emergency Management Overview

Gary Webb - Disaster and Emergency Management

Darly Slusher - Texas 2011 Case Study

Ronald Lane - San Diego 2011 Case Study

Outputs

Final Workshop Report

Eos Meeting Report

Contacts

Gregg Garfin - content and workshop logistics 
University of Arizona, School of Natural Resources and the Environment
gmgarfin@email.arizona.edu
520-626-4372

Sarah LeRoy - workshop logistics 
University of Arizona, Institute of the Environment
sary21@email.arizona.edu, 520-260-4735

Ashleigh Grogan - travel reimbursement
University of Arizona, School of Natural Resources and the Environment
bizsnre@cals.arizona.edu
520-621-7255