Event Type

2014 Summer Series
- Thursday July 31-

Global Classroom: Building Resilient Cities - Waste Systems 

 Resilient Cities: Building Resilient Waste Systems

We invite you to join us for a summer evening series presented by the World Resources SimCenter in partnership with the World Affairs Council, United Nations Association, The Equinox Center and the SDSU Geography Department.


Week 8  - 7/31   

Building Resilient Cities - Designing Resilient Waste Systems  

Around the world, poor sanitation practices and waste systems encourage an unhygienic environment that can lead to the spread of diseases and affect the health of the people. Key features of sustainable waste systems involve proper solid waste disposal sites and recycling programs. But problems arise from waste contaminants that pollute our air, ocean, lakes, and rivers. What are we disposing of that we can reclaim? What shouldn't be waste at all? 

This session will address how San Diego can build a resilient waste system through reducing waste generation, increasing the lifespan of our only landfill, and more.

We invite you to bring your expertise and add your content during the Q & A . . . We learn better, together.

Guest Moderator and Host


Carl Nettleton


Nettleton Strategies   

Carl is a communications and government affairs professional known for his ability to provide critical insight and strategic problem solving to both old and new issues. He regularly brings clients innovative ideas and fresh ways to look at their issues. 


With Subject Matter Experts


Neil R Mohr                            

General Manager 
Republic Services


Ken Prue
Recycling Program Manager
City of San Diego 
Environmental Services Department

What in the world is going on?

How do we solve the big global challenges facing our world?
Resiliency is about cities adapting to the change that is occurring in our climate and preparing against future catastrophic events. 

  • How do we prepare for more flooding and increasing drought and wildfires?
  • How do we prepare for sea level rise and spreading infectious disease?
  • Will we see climate refugees and food shortages?

Schedule of Presentations -
 6:00 pm-8:00 pm Thursdays


TopicsJune 12 - View

How Global Climate Trends Affect Local Communities

June 19  - View

Sustainability and Resiliency = Mitigate + Adaption

June 26  - View

Geography and Demographics: Where are our Risks?

July 3  - View

Building Resilient Water Systems

July 10 - View

Building Resilient Energy Systems

July 17

Building Resilient Transportation and Transit

July 24

Planning Resilient Agriculture and Food Systems

July 31

Designing Resilient Waste Systems

August 7

Planning for Public Health Stresses

August 14

The Economics of Resiliency. Is it Affordable?

August 21

Resilient Polices and Regulations: Getting Rules Right

August 28

Resilient San Diego and a Platform for other Cities

Join us for one or multiple sessions.

Event Sponsor

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Event Partners

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World Resource Simulation Center is a project of:Global Energy Network Institute -GENI: (619) 234-1088

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Every Thursday at 6:00 pm

June 12th -  August 28th. 


World Resources SimCenter

1088 3rd Avenue San Diego CA 92101
Phone: (619) 234-1088


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