How does the City prepare for climate change? Water experts answer questions at this Oct. 21 webinar

Experts from the City’s Department of Utilities on Oct. 21 will be discussing water conservation and sustainability during a public webinar that focuses on climate change and its effect on water reliability.

Called “Our Water’s Future – Actions for Water Sustainability,” the webinar will cover how the City builds resilient water systems through policies, partnerships and water conservation programs.

“On Oct. 21 we’ll imagine what our world would look like if we didn’t have water,” said Roshini Das, sustainability manager for the Department of Utilities. “It’s something we hope will never happen but serves as a reminder to pause and notice the way that water systems impact our lives and communities. Climate change and aging water infrastructure pose a somewhat invisible threat to the reliability of our water resources.”

People can either participate in the online webinar at noon or watch a recorded version of it, which will be available later. It will last approximately 45 minutes.

The webinar is part of the City’s participation in “Imagine a Day Without Water,” a national education campaign that highlights how essential water is and how much its infrastructure is in need of investment.

“Part of what we’re trying to educate residents on is how decisive, science-based actions are necessary to ensure that our Sacramento community continues to thrive into the future,” Das said.