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Joint APWA/ASCE Phoenix Branch Luncheon
Infrastructure in the Southwest: Heat and Flooding in a Climate Impacted Future

Join colleagues and friends November 8th to meet and to listen to Dr. Mikhail V. Chester, ASU (2017 Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize) discuss a suite of projects showing the challenges and opportunities for infrastructure systems in a future with more frequent and intense heat and flooding. 
  
The Southwest represents some of the youngest and fastest growing cities in the US, with expanding infrastructure and some of the most severe forecasts for climate change across the country. With growing populations and infrastructure investments, there is pressing need to plan and operate systems that can maintain services during extreme events and protect people. To address these challenges, infrastructure agencies must recognize that design and operation guidelines are often associated with historical conditions, raising questions about vulnerability in the future. A suite of projects will be presented showing the challenges and opportunities for infrastructure systems in a future with more frequent and intense heat and flooding. The projects will highlight how current design practices produce infrastructure vulnerabilities, climate change requires new models for planning and operating systems, and systems can be positioned to reduce people's vulnerability.
 
Location: Arizona Country Club,  5668 E Orange Blossom Ln, Phoenix, AZ 85018
 
Note: This event is a joint event with APWA AZ.  ASCE is limiting registration costs to that of APWA AZ luncheons.
ASCE Joint Holiday Party December 6th.

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Call for N ominations for Branch Awards
Nominations are now being requested for the ASCE Phoenix Branch Government Civil Engineer of the Year and ASCE Phoenix Branch Project (Large and Small) Project of the Year Awards.  Nominations are due by 11 pm on January 6, 2018.  Please direct any questions to Phoenix Branch Vice-President Larry Hanson at lhanson2@msn.com or cell 480-231-4023.
The ASCE Phoenix Branch would like to acknowledge and thank our sponsor Terracon for helping  fund learning, networking, and professional activities in the Phoenix Area.
Rob Lyons, P.E., CFM, M.ASCE
JE Fuller, ASCE Phoenix Branch President