Building Resilient Infrastructure in the Face of a Changing Climate


The Gonzaga Climate Center is pleased to present “Building Resilient Infrastructure in the Face of a Changing Climate” with Kevin Kunz

As communities across the nation experience changes to weather patterns, the ability for utility infrastructure (water, internet, and energy) to recover appropriately from storm events is facing unprecedented challenges. Rethinking the way we design and operate basic utility presents an opportunity to build resilient infrastructure. The sidewalk retrofit design concept presented challenges current transportation practices, with the inclusion of bi-facial solar, low frequency broadband, and innovative green infrastructure practices that provide communities with proactive, rather than reactive, utility management solutions.

About the Speaker
Kevin Kunz is co-founder of an engineering, procurement, and construction management startup here in Spokane. He is currently focused on the development of a unique integrated utility management system intended to prevent flooding and pollution problems in urban, suburban, and rural neighborhoods while providing resilient utility infrastructure for communities impacted by climate change.

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