Tough Stuff: Resilient Infrastructure in a Changing World
Shifting climate patterns around the world have led to unpredictable and severe weather events, exemplified by record-breaking temperatures and havoc-wreaking storms, such as Superstorm Sandy. The greater Chicago region has experienced its share of variable weather, including drought conditions for most of 2012, drastically reduced water levels in Lake Michigan and, most recently, a winter with unmatched high temperatures and no snow for a record-setting 335 days.
Climate uncertainty not only affects our day-to-day activities, but also our region’s underpinnings – the physical and social infrastructure we rely upon to provide us with electricity, clean water, security, and transportation. At this roundtable, MPC begins a regional discussion about how companies, communities and public agencies are working together to create, monitor and continually adapt systems to anticipate and respond to our changing world.