These public guidance case brings students into the shoes of King County Executive Ron Sims, the top elected official in the largest and most diverse county Washington state. The year is 2005, and Sims wants to take a high profile leadership role on the issue of climate change locally and on the national stage by taking into account the-almost unexplored field of “adjustment,” the preparation at the local level for the effects of climate change is inevitable . In addition to addressing certain general management challenge … Read more »

These public guidance case brings students into the shoes of King County Executive Ron Sims, the top elected official in the largest and most diverse county Washington state. The year is 2005, and Sims wants to take a high profile leadership role on the issue of climate change locally and on the national stage by taking into account the-almost unexplored field of “adjustment,” the preparation at the local level for the effects of climate change is inevitable . In addition to addressing certain general management challenges-how to make the difficult intersection of politics and science, how about the uncertainty of how an argument for long-term investments, such as to prove both on a local and national stage of the case is more effective navigate think the advantage of introducing readers to a compelling contemporary public topic, read up in urgent worldwide. The case details the array of considerations to take the Sims’ decision on the adjustment issue, including a brief summary of the concurrent local debate on the design of a new water treatment plant to supply treated water to customers in the future if necessary went. HKS case number 1,906.0
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Pamela Varley,
John D. Donahue
16 pages.
Release Date: 16 June 2009. Prod #: HKS107-PDF-ENG
The challenge of adapting to climate change: King County Brings Local Action to a Global Threat HBR case solution