Duke Water Network (DWN) is a student organization dedicated to connecting students across campus with community members and professionals in the fields of water management, science, and business.  DWN works to organize employer and alumni networking events, informational trips to industries with intensive water use, and talks about relevant water science and policy research.

We are excited to announce our upcoming Fall Symposium: Disaster and Resilience, which will be held on October 15th from 10:30 am – 3:30 pm. There will be a virtual and in-person option to attend the Symposium (a Zoom link will be provided following registration).

We look forward to providing an opportunity for members of the water community to engage in timely discussions surrounding resiliency planning and recovery and to connect with speakers from a variety of organizations, including:

  • Cape Fear Water Utility Authority
  • University of North Caroline Environmental Finance Center
  • North Carolina Office of Recovery and Resiliency

A community’s ability to respond and recover from disasters, such as flooding and drought, requires complex and interwoven policies and procedures. The Symposium will discuss the financial hurdles and incentives, legal avenues, and infrastructure preparedness required to face these challenges, and the implications for communities.

The Disaster and Resilience Symposium will feature a morning keynote session, an afternoon panel discussion highlighting ongoing adaptation and response strategies in North Carolina, and an afternoon networking social.

To register, please follow this Qualtrics link. We look forward to seeing you!