Global Challenge of Rising Water Session 3



January 26, 2022 | 2:00-4:00 PM EST | https://bit.ly/WFU_RisingSeas3

Public Session 3 (of 3) on January 26, 2022 –

Managing Institutional Culture Change: How Systems Adapt to Broadening Demands of Water Resilience

This event provides participants an international perspective in exploring the role of business, government, and non-governmental organizations in combating the threat of rising seas due to climate change. It offers WFU students and viewers interested in climate change a chance to engage with an international group of experts who are working right now to make the U.S. more resilient. You do not have to be an enrolled student to view the livestream discussion.

Special Topics in Business: The Global Challenge of Rising Water on Wednesday, January 26 at 2:00 ET with special guests, Hans Pieterson and Guillermo MendozaThe Rijkswaterstaat, the Dutch Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management, and the US Army Corps of Engineers have worked to move from functional engineering perspectives to advanced planning perspectives incorporating the social and ecological implications of what they do.

• Hans Pietersen, SRijkswaterstaat

• Guillermo Mendoza, Program Manager, International Water Resources International, US Army Corps of Engineers

Hans will discuss the Netherlands and its changes starting in the 1990s. Guillermo will discuss changes taking place in the United States. Jointly they will consider questions such as: How would they describe the cultural spirit of their organizations? What or who is putting pressure on them to change? Where are their institutions in the change process? What opportunities and challenges have they confronted? Is change helping them work better with people like Edgar and Amy and in collaborations between their two organizations (see Session 2)?

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