2018 Articles

Climate Change Adaptation

Are you interested in Climate Change adaptation for your organization? The CRWUA 2018 conference is the place to be December 12-14:

Climate adaptation

  • Jeanine Jones, Interstate Resources Manager, California Department of Water Resources
  • Laurna Katz, Chairwoman, Western Utility Climate Alliance
  • Muhammad Ahmud, Vice Chairman, Western Utility Climate Alliance

About Laurna Kaatz, Denver Water

Laurna Kaatz is the climate science, policy, and adaptation program director for Denver Water. Her primary responsibility is to lead climate investigations and implement findings to inform planning, policy, and research. Laurna’s work incorporates many areas of water resource planning, including climate and drought planning, operational and water rights analysis, and long range integrated resource planning. As incoming Chair of the Water Utility Climate Alliance, lead practitioner of the Decision Making under Deep Uncertainty Society, and Past President of AWRA CO Section, Laurna is extensively engaged in climate preparedness and resilience. Before her career at Denver Water, Laurna was a Professor of Physics at Sweet Briar College, and then went on to work as a climate science researcher with Aurora Water. Laurna has a Master’s degree in physics and a Bachelor’s in physics and mathematics, and is currently working on her PhD.