Earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding, rolling blackouts — they can all cripple a water utility and put the public at risk. In emergency situations, clean water is abundantly important, though it may not be abundantly available. When it comes to serving the public in times of greatest need, will your utility be prepared? This is the question Lara Kammereck, Project Manager and Vice President at Carollo Engineers, poses to her utility clients. While some have already felt the wrath of Mother Nature, many others should heed the hard lesson learned by their peers: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Kammereck specializes in resilient planning for utilities — an idea that should be considered an imperative, especially as extreme storms trend toward increasing regularity. Hear her thoughts on the topic in this exclusive Water Talk interview.