The Resilient Utility Coalition provides leadership in assessing and adapting utility operations to address any potential disruption. The term “resilience” as defined by the U.S. Government, refers to the ability to adapt to changing conditions and withstand, and rapidly recover from, disruption due to emergencies.
RUC seeks to enhance the usefulness of climate science as well as other sciences by developing adaptation strategies and improving water management decision-making in the face of uncertainty.
Benchmarking: develop regional guidelines and best practices manuals for utilities’ information sharing: implement a sharing platform for with databases, contacts, guidelines and other information
Data Management: data analytics and coordinated software platforms for utilities
Foster Innovation: partnerships with universities for research and development, technology committees, internships
Emergency Preparedness: formulate tools for regional integration
Partnerships and Community Outreach: develop key partnerships with stakeholders and encourage community involvement
In addition to utility members, RUC’s partners include professional associations, industry, and academia. The partner associations include American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Miami-Dade Branch, Florida Section of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) Region VII, and Florida Engineering Society (FES).