100 Resilient Cities

Cities and Water: Too Much/Too Little, But Not Too Late

Monday 24 August | 16.00-17.30 | Room: FH Little Theatre
Pittsburgh, USA. Photo Credit: 100 Resilient Cities

Around the world, city leaders cite water as a top concern, both today and particularly as they look to the future of their communities. In this event, learn how Chief Resilience Officers (CROs) in cities of all sizes, on multiple continents, are grappling with and solving the problems brought by both too much water - in the face of sea level rise or recurrent flooding - or too little water.


16:00 Welcome & Intro by Moderator

16:05 Panel Discussion on Water and Cities

Moderator: Dr. Lisa Emelia Svensson, Sweden’s Ambassador for Oceans, Seas and Fresh Water


  • Arnoud Molenaar, Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) of Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Alessandro Gianni Coppola, Chief Resilience Officer of Rome, Italy
  • Grant Ervin, Chief Resilience Officer of Pittsburgh, USA
  • Lauren Sorkin, Platform Director, 100 Resilient Cities

17:00 Summary & wrap-up by moderator

17:05 Q&A