Clean Currents 2022

Climate Extremes – How To Manage?

From 2022’s record European heat waves to disastrous floods in the southeastern United States, including unprecedented levels of drought in the western half of the country, the world is grappling with extreme weather events brought about by a changing climate.

Learning how to effectively manage water-dependent hydropower projects in light of these ongoing weather extremes is of critical importance to the waterpower industry.

By identifying solutions to shared problems, project operators and water resource specialists can learn from industry experts as they discuss strategies to better forecast extreme events and to maintain operations and deliver electricity in these times of extreme weather conditions.

Presenter Information

Charles Scaife

Charles Scaife
Physical Scientist (Hydrologist)
U.S. Department of Energy
Moderator


Andrew Schwarz

Andrew Schwarz
Climate Change Coordinator, State Water Project
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Panelist


Erik Pytlak

Erik Pytlak
Manager, Weather and Streamflow Forecasting
Bonneville Power Administration (BPA)
Panelist


Tami Styer

Tami Styer
Project Manager, Catawba-Wateree Project
Duke Energy Corporation
Panelist


James Everett

James Everett
Senior Manager, River Forecast Center, River Management
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
Panelist