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Risk Mitigation for Older Concrete Buildings
by Thalia Anagnos, San José State University
Urbanization, stormwater & climate change
by Chester Arnold, Center for Land Use Education and Research, University of Connecticut
Subsidies and Economic Sustainability: A Clear Case for Mitigation
by Debra Ballen, Institute for Business and Home Safety
Mitigation Success Stories
by Chuck Banks, Chuck Banks Associates
California's Earthquake Preparedness Problem, Challenge and Solution
by Mark Benthien, Southern California Earthquake Center
Path to Resilience
by David Canaan, Mecklenburg County Storm Water Services
Fortified for safer living®
by Warner Chang, Institute for Business and Home Safety
Advancing The Disaster Safety Movement
by Leslie Chapman-Henderson, Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, Inc. - FLASH®
Moving the Latest Innovations from Theory to Market
by Dr. Arindam Chowdhury, International Hurricane Research Center
Rethinking coastal flood risks in the Northeast
by Rachel Cleetus, Union of Concerned Scientists
Responding to Global Warming and Developing Adaptation Solutions
by David Conrad, National Wildlife Federation
Texas Hail and Wind Threats
by Steven Cooper, National Weather Service Southern Region
by Jim Cowen, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide/FloodSmart Program
What Do We Do Now? The Path to Community Resilience
by Margaret Davidson, National Ocean Service (NOS) Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management
Changing Climate Adaptation: Reforming Flood Management
by Andrew Fahlund, American Rivers
Where There's Smoke, There's Fire: Wildfire Risk in the 21st Century
by Robert Field, Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University
Community Risk Reduction through Community Resiliency Enhancement
by Curtis Fisher, National Wildlife Federation
Comprehensive Approach to Nonstructural Flood Protection
by Jennifer Gerbasi, J.D., CFM, Terrebonne Parish Department of Planning and Zoning - Recovery Assistance and Mitigation Planning Division
Sandy: Examining the impact
by Dr. Ian Giammanco, Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety
Modifying the Hurricane Hazard
by Dr. Isaac Ginis, WeatherPredict Consulting Inc.
Florida Coastal Land Use Policies
by Sarah Owen Gledhill, Florida Wildlife Federation
A Stronger, More Resilient New York
by Katherine Greig, NYC Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency
Sandy: A Wake Up Call for Hurricane-exposed Communities
by Tom Hall, Zurich North American - Risk Engineering
100+ Years of Land Change for Coastal Louisiana
by Paul Harrison, Environmental Defense Fund
Economic Sustainability & the Financing of Catastrophe Risk
by Robert Hartwig, Insurance Information Institute
San Francisco Fire Department
by Joanne Hayes-White, San Francisco Fire Department
Texas Low Income Housing Information Service
by John Henneberger, Texas Low Income Housing Information Service
Fire Following Earthquake: Personal Lines Insurance Discussion
by Jeff Huebner, AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah Insurance Exchange
John Huff - New York Recovery & Resilience Leadership Forum
by John Huff, National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC)
Maximize Resilience and Reinsurance
by Bradley Kading, Association of Bermuda Insurers & Reinsurers
Private Reinsurers: Meeting US Catastrophe Needs
by Brad Kading, Association of Bermuda Insurers & Reinsurers
Disaster Resiliency: Addressing Low Income Population Risk
by Sarah Karlinsky, San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association
The journey so far ...
by Aidan Kerr, Director of Operations, Flood Re
Mitigation Success Story
by Ernst Kiesling, Texas Tech University/National Storm Shelter Association
Mitigation Success Stories
by Eugene (Butch) Kinerney, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, FEMA
Much More Than Meteorology
by Rick Knabb, Ph.D., NOAA National Hurricane Center
Moving the Latest Innovations from Theory to Market
by Dr. Gregory Kopp, University of Western Ohio
Understanding the Role of the Government in Preventing and Responding to Major Disasters
by Daniel Kreeger, Association of Climate Change Officers
At War with the Weather and Other Extreme Events
by Dr. Howard Kunreuther, Risk Management and Decision Processes Center, Wharton School
Commercial and Residential Exposures - Perspectives from a practicing architect
by Michael Lingerfelt, FAIA LEED AP, American Institute of Architects
Increasing Hurricane Resistance with Building Codes
by Nanette J. Lockwood, Solutia Inc.
Super Storm Sandy: A Wake-up Call?
by Stephen Ludwig, The Hartford Financial Services Group
Framing the Challenge
by Dr. Steve Lyons, The Weather Channel
Great Hurricane
by Trenise Lyons, Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)
Texas Tornado & Tropical Cyclone Hazards
by Dr. Steve Lyons, The Weather Channel
Subsidies in the Property Insurance Market
by Patrick Maroney, Florida Catastrophic Storm Risk Center
Environmental Works
by Rachel Minnery, American Institute of Architects
A Focus on Behavior Change
by Peter Mitchell, Salter Mitchell
Recommendations for an Effective National Mitigation Effort (Funded by NEMA & FEMA)
by James Mullen, Emergency Management Division, Washington State
Comments on Coastal Resiliency
by Christopher Murphy, State of Connecticut
California’s Earthquake Preparedness Problem, Challenge and Solution
by Christopher Nance, California Earthquake Authority
Texas Windstorm Inspection Program
by Sam Nelson, Texas Department of Insurance
Natural Catastrophes in the USA
by Frank Nutter, Reinsurance Association of America
Closing the Protection Gap for Natural Catastrophe Risk
by Kevin O'Donnell, President and CEO, Renaissance Re
How Do We Motivate End Users to Employ Good Risk Mitigation?
by Brian O'Neill, International Hurricane Research Center
Ready, Set, Go: The Role of Government in Preparing for Major Disasters
by Nora Ostrovskaya, MTA HQ Office of Strategic Initiatives
Resolving the Development Dilemma
by John Plodinec, Ph.D., Community and Regional Resilience Institute
Sandy: A Wake Up Call for Hurricane-exposed Communities
by Karthik Ramanathan, Ph.D., AIR Worldwide
After Sandy - Who's next? A Meteorologist Perspective
by Bill Read, National Hurricane Center
Translating Building Science Findings into Effective Mitigation
by Tim Reinhold, Ph.D, PE, Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety
Fire Following Earthquake: Planning, Strategic, and Tactical Considerations
by David Richardson Jr., Los Angeles County Fire Department
SC Safe Home
by Ann Roberson, SC Department of Insurance
IBHS Facility Tour
by Julie Rochman, Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS)
Climate Change and Adaptation Strategies
by Lew Rothstein, University of Rhode Island/WeatherPredict
The New England Hurricane Hazard
by G. Dail Rowe, WeatherPredict Consulting, Inc.
How Can the Northeast Be More Resilient To Natural Hazards?
by Pamela Rubinoff, University of Rhode Island
Mainstreaming Mitigation through Communications and Education
by Jeanne Salvatore, Insurance Information Institute
Affordable Housing Public Policy & Building Codes
by Randall Shackelford, Simpson Strong-Tie Company
Affordable Housing Public Policies & Building Codes
by Ryan Sherriff, Center for Housing Policy
Hurricane Ike: The Galveston Experience
by Jeffrey Sjostrom, Galveston Economic Development Partnership
Encouraging Smart Rebuilding through Knowledge Transfer
by Timothy Smail, Federal Alliance for Safe Homes
Governance and Disaster Recovery: Lessons from the Field
by Gavin Smith, UNC Center for the Study of Natural Hazards and Disasters
Hurricanes, Sea Level Rise, and Risk
by Adam Sobel, Columbia University
Reexamining the Hazards of Wildfire
by Tom Spencer, Texas Forest Service
Rebuilding Biloxi: Lessons Learned from Katrina
by Bill Stallworth, Hope Community Development Agency
Recent Science and Policy Implications
by Amanda Staudt, National Wildlife Federation
Focus on Texas - TWIA
by Daniel Sutter, University of Texas, Pan American
Climate Ready Boston
by Brian Swett, City of Boston
How Will Texas Be Ready To Stand Up to the Next Natural Hazard
by Paul Tertell, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Hurricane Threat Preparedness in Rhode Island
by Dr. Natacha Thomas, University of Rhode Island
Building a Knowledge Partnership: The Scientific Foundation
by Craig Tillman, WeatherPredict Consulting Inc.
Disaster Recovery Enhancement Fund
by Fred Tombar, US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
NEES Woodand Seismic Risk Reduction through Performance-Based Seismic Design
by John van de Lindt , Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering
Hurricane Risk Quantification & Implications for Public Policy
by Paul VanderMarck, Risk Management Solutions
Making Mitigation Work: The Modeling Perspective
by Dr. Peter Vickery, Applied Research Associates, Inc.
Long-Term Recovery Planning + Plan Integration = RESILIENCE
by Lincoln Walther, National Hazard Mitigation Association
Florida - 20 Years After Hurricane Andrew
by Robin Wescott, Esq., Florida Office of the Insurance Consumer Advocate
Short and Intermediate Term Forecasting - What's Really Useful?
by Dr. Eric Williford, WeatherPredict Consulting Inc.
How Do We Create a Safer Gulf Coast?
by William Windle, CFA, RenRe Energy Advisors Ltd
Preparing the Gulf Coast For Extreme Weather
by Maura Wood, National Wildlife Federation's Mississippi River Delta Restoration Campaign
Where There's Smoke, There's Fire: Wildfire Risk in the 21st Century
by Roy Wright, Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS)
Analysis of the My Safe Florida Home Program
by Michael Young, Risk Management Solutions