Cities on the Frontline Speaker Series: Conserving Water with Equity


Apr 20, 2023


10:30 AM



The impact of drought and water scarcity on cities can be highly detrimental. France experienced a historic drought in the summer of 2022, which prompted almost nationwide water restrictions and triggered a new movement on "sobriety", the realization of the need to save water. US cities are facing similar challenges, and some cities have proven that water can be used more effectively while ensuring continued water access for vulnerable and marginalized groups. Still, climate change has caused droughts to be more severe by increasing their frequency, duration and intensity. Cities must rethink and speed up their efforts to tackle these more severe water scarcity and drought challenges for the well-being of their communities.
The fourth session of the Cities on the Frontline Speaker Series 2023, with the support of the Embassy of the United States of America, France and co-hosted with France Ville Durable, will focus on “Conserving Water with Equity”. The session will be held in collaboration with partners France Ville Durable and the World Bank. By bringing together Paris and Dallas, we will take a deeper look at how cities can build and strengthen systems, policies and infrastructure to ensure that everyone, especially vulnerable and marginalized groups, continue to have access to clean and safe water. Alicia Lee, Water Conservation Manager from the City of Dallas will join us to share the initiatives they have successfully developed and implemented to face the intensifying water scarcity and droughts, and François Croquette, Director for Ecological Transition and Climate, City of Paris will help us understand how Paris plans to prepare the city and its communities to adapt and thrive.
French simultaneous interpretation will be available for this session
Cities on the Frontline is a virtual thought leadership speaker series. The series, which began in 2020 co-organized by the Resilient Cities Network and the World Bank Group’s City Resilience Program, provides city practitioners and the industries and residents that they support, an understanding and means for responding to the pandemic and associated stresses, as well as solutions for planning towards a more resilient recovery.
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