International Infrastructure Roundtable

International Infrastructure Roundtable
International Infrastructure Roundtable: Applying the United Nations Sustainability Goals to Public Works around the World -  This roundtable discussion will focus on how communities and public works agencies in different countries are working toward achieving the targets of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Webinar: 3:00 pm  ET | 2:00 pm CT | 1:00 pm MT | 12:00 pm PT
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals




Trevor Sultana, Business Manager for Water Operations at Goulburn Mulwaree Council, Australia, will focus on the importance of sustainable water supply systems (UN Sustainable Development Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation). He will talk about water security, water resilience and the effects of drought on rural communities through the lens of a small Australian city (Goulburn), as well as the danger of ‘Business as Usual’.

Kaisa-Reeta Koskinen, Project Director for Carbon Neutral Helsinki at the City of Helsinki, Finland, will talk about the measures the City of Helsinki is taking to make the city carbon neutral by 2035. She will focus on the city’s approach to energy production as well as how the city is reducing greenhouse gas emissions by reducing energy consumption and improving energy efficiency (UN Sustainable Development Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy).

James Patteson, Principal with Blue Heron Leadership Group, and Steve Struthers, Public Sector Strategy Consultant, will explore community based strategic planning at the local government level with a focus on creating a more inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable community (UN Sustainable Development Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities). They will talk about how Fairfax County, Virginia, and other jurisdictions engaged the diverse voices of their communities to create a plan that: addresses current challenges; targets outcomes identified by the community; and lays the groundwork for a successful implementation through specific strategies and targets.

Speakers/Panelists
Trevor Sultana, Business Manager for Water Operations, Goulburn Mulwaree Council, Australia
Kaisa-Reeta Koskinen, Project Director for Carbon Neutral Helsinki, City of Helsinki, Finland
James Patteson, Principal, Blue Heron Leadership Group, Fairfax County, VA
Steve Struthers, Public Sector Strategy Consultant

Moderator
APWA International Affairs Committee Member Tracy Peterson, City of Ames, IA


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When
5/4/2021 2:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Where
Webinar Begins At 2:00 PM Central Time

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