Keynote

Monday, October 21, 2019 • 12:00–1:25 pm

Planning the Northwest's Infrastructure of Tomorrow

What do we need to do to have infrastructure and an economy that is resilient? Rhys Roth will inspire us to think, design, and believe that we must and can build our infrastructure for the challenges of tomorrow.

Keynote Speaker, Rhys Roth

Rhys Roth

Rhys Roth is Executive Director of the Center for Sustainable Infrastructure (CSI) in Olympia, WA, which is helping to bring innovation, new tools, and sustainability excellence to infrastructure planning and investment in the Pacific Northwest. Rhys authored CSI's influential inaugural report, Infrastructure Crisis, Sustainable Solutions, and the first and second 5 Big Goals for 2040 CSI reports, Rewiring the Northwest's Energy Infrastructure and A Northwest Vision for 2040 Water Infrastructure. Prior to founding CSI, Rhys co-founded and helped lead for over 15 years the non-profit group Climate Solutions.

Session Materials:
Economic Importance of Water in the North Santiam Watershed PDF

Economic Resiliency: Capacity, Technology, Water, Transportation

This session will explore what economic resiliency can look like through four infrastructure lenses.

Moderator: Brenda Bateman, Ph.D., Assistant Director, Business Oregon

Farmers Conservation Alliance—Irrigation Districts
Presenter Jed Jorgensen, Director of Energy Solutions, Farmers Conservation Alliance

John Day Innovation Gateway Project
Presenter Nick Green, City Manager, City of John Day

Tillamook County Flood Control and Resiliency
Presenter Liane Welch, PE, City Engineer, City of Tillamook

Factoring in the Value of Water
Presenter Sarah Reich, Policy Analyst, ECONorthwest
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