About the Speaker
Jimmy Zammar is the director of Integrated Strategy and Utility Planning within the City of Vancouver's Engineering Department. He is in charge of integrating holistic water resource planning and management across the City, and initiating a number of emerging practices including modelling, monitoring, and scaled deployment of nature-based solutions. In addition, Jimmy oversees the City's neighbourhood energy utility, which uses sewage heat recovery to supply heat and hot water to neighbourhoods around Olympic Village and beyond.
Jimmy has a multidisciplinary background (Bachelors and master’s degrees in Architecture and Building Engineering, Lebanon; Master’s in Project Management, France; Masters in Sustainable Development, UK). He is passionate about transformational organizational change, and excels in envisioning, planning and delivering initiatives that advance public agencies towards embedding and advancing resilience, sustainability, climate, performance, accountability, and collaboration into infrastructure and service delivery.
Jimmy's experience covers federal, regional, and local governments, with international assignments in nine countries. His sector knowledge includes: water and sanitation, integrated water resource management, nature- based solutions, climate adaptation, transportation, low-carbon district energy, hydro-electric infrastructure, and green building.