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Disaster Online Discussion Opportunity

posted Apr 12, 2011, 1:09 PM by Icon Library

Building Community Disaster Resilience

Through Private-Public Collaboration

April 13, 2011 -- 12:00 Noon Eastern

In follow up to our

February program on community resilience, EMForum.org is pleased to host a one hour presentation and interactive discussion Wednesday, April 13, 2010, beginning at 12:00 Noon Eastern time (please convert to your local time). Our topic will be a new report from the National Academies titled Building Community Disaster Resilience Through Private-Public Collaboration.

This report presents the findings and recommendations from a study undertaken by the ad hoc Committee on Private–Public Sector Collaboration to Enhance Community Disaster Resilience in response to a request from the Department of Homeland Security. According to the report, "... private-public collaboration is crucial to the building of networks and trust vital to creating and sustaining healthy, resilient communities."

Our guest will be

William H. Hooke, Ph.D., Chair of the committee and Senior Policy Fellow and Director for the American Meteorological Society. His current policy research interests include: natural disaster reduction; historical precedents as they illuminate present-day policy; and the nature and implications of changing national requirements for weather and climate science and services. Dr. Hooke previously worked for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Also joining us will be study director Sammantha L. Magsino, Program Officer for National Research Council's Board on Earth Sciences and Resources.

Please make plans to join us, and see the

Background Page for related materials and Instructions. If this will be your first time to participate, please check your connection at least a day in advance by clicking on the Live Meeting Login link. The Live Meeting client must be used in order to access the audio. As always, please feel free to extend this invitation to your colleagues.

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This educational opportunity is provided by the Emergency Information Infrastructure Project (EIIP).

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