USGS – April 29, 2014
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) will hold a webinar on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m CDT on A Conversation with the USGS: The National 3D Elevation Program (3DEP). The United States Geological Survey is embarking on the most ambitious 3D Mapping program ever undertaken within the United States. The national 3D elevation program (3DEP) is designed to provide the first high resolution elevation data coverage for the country much as the USGS digital orthophoto program did for imagery in the 1990s. This initiative is being developed by the USGS to respond to the growing need for high-quality topographic data and other three-dimensional representations of the Nation's natural and constructed features. This topic will be presented by Ms. Vicki Lukas of USGS. Ms. Lukas has more than 20 years of experience as a geographer with the U.S. Geological Survey. As Chief of the Topographic Data Services Team for the National Geospatial Program, she oversees the 3D Elevation Program, the National Hydrography Dataset and associated activities. The presentation will be followed with a question and answer session. To register for this webinar, click here.
Center for Climate and Energy Solutions – May 8, 2014
Water for Energy and Energy for Water: Challenges and Opportunities for Utilities is a series of three webinars sponsored by the Association for Metropolitan Water Agencies, the Water Information Sharing and Analysis Center, and the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions intended to help utility managers address issues across the water-energy nexus.
Webinar 1 – An overview of water/energy issues from national and federal perspectives will be held on May 8, 2 p.m.–3 p.m. ET. Dr. Craig Zamuda from the Department of Energy (DOE) will present key findings from DOE’s recently released water/energy nexus report, attempting to distill some of the key issues and risks of which water and electric utilities should be aware. Dr. Kristen Averyt, Associate Director for Science for the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences and Director of the Western Water Assessment at the University of Colorado, will present her research regarding water-energy challenges that exist currently and are on the horizon. To register, click here.
Webinar 2 - Partnerships between water and energy utilities to address water/energy challenges. Date and speakers TBD
Webinar 3: Effective stakeholder engagement on water and energy issues. Date and speakers TBD.
For more information, click here.