Emerging Water Resiliency Technology  

Education Type: 
Live On-Site
1 hour
2:00PM - 3:00PM (ET)

Pittsburgh, PA

0.2 CEU
Sponsored by: 

DOE Federal Energy Management Program - FEMP

How is water resiliency different than energy resiliency? What are the current and emerging technologies for water resiliency? Panel Topics will evaluate Net-Zero water resilience technologies for Utility and Commercial (including DoD). Similarities and differences across the entire spectrum of geographic and climate zones, along with a roadmap on solution sets for greater resiliency, will be discussed.


Lisa Aboud, NAVFAC Water Lead, Department of Defense, NAVFAC  

Lisa Aboud is the NAVFAC Water Lead at the Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command.

Gary Kolp, Director, Federal Policy, American Water Military Services Group  

Gary is the Director of Federal Policy for American Water's Military Services Group. He is a registered Professional Engineer. He earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, and an MBA from the Johnson School at Cornell. For over 15 years, Gary has managed the teams for all utility privatization proposals for American Water's Military Services Group. Previously, he was employed by Exxon Research and Engineering Co., and Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. While working for Exxon, he was a Senior Project Engineer/Project Manager specializing in process control instrumentation. At Air Products, he performed successive roles as Technical Systems Business Manager for Liquid Hydrogen, International Business Manager for Liquefied Natural Gas, and International Project Manager in their Electronics Group.

Gilbert G. Mesa, Utility Manager, Fort Bliss Water Services Company/American State Utility Services  

Gilbert is the Utility Manager for Fort Bliss Water Services Company, a subsidiary of American States Utility Services, where he manages the privatized water and wastewater utility serving Fort Bliss, Texas, including the Main Cantonment, Biggs Army Airfield, and East Bliss, as well as the training ranges at Doña Ana, McGregor, Shorad, Meyer and Oro Grande in New Mexico. His responsibilities include the management of all operations, engineering, and administrative staff responsible for the operation and maintenance of the water and wastewater utility systems; planning and execution of the capital improvement program; completion of annual renewal and replacement infrastructure projects; and oversight of internal and external construction contractors and engineering consultants. Gilbert is a licensed Professional Engineer in Texas and California. He graduated from Stanford University where he earned BS and MS Degrees in Civil Engineering. His professional background spans over 37 years.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Recognize differences between Water and Energy resiliency;
  • Identify the definitions of water resiliency and the changing landscape for water priorities;
  • Identify ways in which water resiliency can be measured, and the relevant metrics for DoD;
  • Identify ways in which water resiliency changes across the US.