Kevin Kunz
March 20, 2023

Building Resilient Infrastructure in the Face of a Changing Climate

Event Details

Date & Time

Monday, Mar 20, 2023 6:30 PM

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Gonzaga Center for Climate, Society, and the Environment


Free and open to the public


Hemmingson Auditorium, Gonzaga University


Gonzaga Climate Center

Event Type & Tags

  • Academics
  • Sustainability


About This Event

As communities across the nation experience changes to weather patterns, the ability for utility infrastructure (water, internet, and energy) to recover appropriately from storm events is facing unprecedented challenges. Rethinking the way we design and operate basic utility presents an opportunity to build resilient infrastructure. The sidewalk retrofit design concept presented challenges current transportation practices, with the inclusion of bi-facial solar, low frequency broadband, and innovative green infrastructure practices that provide communities with proactive, rather than reactive, utility management solutions.

About the speaker: Advocate for the Laudato si' and Fratelli tutti Encyclicals, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and the integration of decentralized utility in the face of a changing climate. Kevin is currently focused on development of a unique integrated utility management system intended to prevent the flooding and pollution problems in urban, suburban, and rural neighborhoods while providing resilient utility infrastructure for communities impacted by climate change.