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Project Information


Increasing National Resilience to Hazards and Disasters


Project Scope:

An ad hoc committee overseen through collaborative oversight of the Disasters Roundtable (DR) and the Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy (COSEPUP) will conduct a study and issue a consensus report that integrates information from the natural, physical, technical, economic and social sciences to identify ways in which to increase national resilience to hazards and disasters in the United States.  In this context, “national resilience” includes resilience at federal, state and local community levels. The ad-hoc committee will:
·        Define “national resilience” and frame the  primary issues related to increasing national resilience to hazards and disasters in the United States;
·        Provide goals, baseline conditions, or performance metrics for resilience at the U.S. national level;
·        Describe the state of knowledge about resilience to hazards and disasters in the United States;
·        Outline additional information or data  and gaps and obstacles to action that need to be addressed in order to increase resilience to hazards and disasters in the United States;
·        Present conclusions and recommendations about what approaches are needed to elevate national resilience to hazards and disasters in the United States.

Status: Completed

PIN: PGA-COSEPUP-09-01

Project Duration (months): 22 month(s)

RSO: Eide, Elizabeth

Topic(s):

Conflict and Security Issues
Earth Sciences
Environment and Environmental Studies
Math, Chemistry, and Physics
Transportation and Infrastructure
Policy for Science and Technology



Geographic Focus:

Committee Membership

Committee Post Date: 10/28/2010

Susan L. Cutter - (Chair)
University of South Carolina

Susan L. Cutter, Chair, is a Carolina Distinguished Professor of Geography at the University of South Carolina, and director of the university’s Hazards and Vulnerability Research Institute. Her primary research interests are in the area of vulnerability/resiliency science—what makes people and the places where they live vulnerable to extreme events and how vulnerability and reslience are measured, monitored, and assessed. She has authored or edited 12 books, and more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. Dr. Cutter has also led post-event field studies of the role of geographic information technologies in rescue and relief operations in the September 11th World Trade Center attack and studies of evacuation behavior from Three Mile Island (1979), Hurricane Floyd (1999), and the Graniteville, South Carolina, train derailment and chlorine spill (2005). She led a Hurricane Katrina post-event field team to coastal Mississippi (2006) and since then has been studying the community differences in long-term recovery of the Mississippi coast. She has provided expert testimony to Congress on hazards and vulnerability and was a member of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Interagency Performance Evaluation Taskforce that evaluated the social impacts of the New Orleans and Southeast Louisiana Hurricane Protection System in response to Hurricane Katrina. She has authored a Trends and Outlook report for the US Army Corps of Engineers on Natural and Human-Induced Disasters and other Factors Affecting Future Emergency Response and Hazard Management. Dr. Cutter serves on many national advisory boards and committees, including those of the National Research Council, American Association for the Advancement of Science, National Science Foundation, Natural Hazards Center, and the H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics, and the Environment. She is a member of the International Council for Science’s Integrated Research on Disaster Risk Scientific Committee. She is also a coordinating lead author of Chapter 5 of the IPCC Special Report on “Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation.” Dr. Cutter serves as co-executive editor of Environment and is an associate editor of Weather, Climate, and Society. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and past president of the Association of American Geographers. Dr. Cutter is currently president of the Consortium of Social Science Associations. In 2006, Dr. Cutter was the recipient of the Decade of Behavior Research Award given by a multidisciplinary consortium of more than 50 national and international scientific organizations in the social and behavioral sciences. Dr. Cutter holds the MunichRe Foundation Chair (2009-2012) on Social Vulnerability through the United Nations University-Institute for Environment and Human Security, in Bonn, Germany. She received her B.A. from California State University, Hayward, and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.
Joseph A. Ahearn
CH2M Hill, Inc.

Joseph A. “Bud” Ahearn (NAE) is a recently retired senior executive at CH2M HILL, where he was an executive leader in the engineering business lines of transportation, environment, water, industrial design, and related infrastructure. During his 18-year career at CH2M HILL, he served as Vice Chairman of the Board with responsibilities for strategic planning, governmental affairs, strategic communications, and leadership development, and also served in several other capacities including Transportation Business Group President, Eastern Region Manager, Senior Vice President, Federal Programs Director, and Principal-In-Charge for two major transportation corridor projects in California. Prior to joining CH2M HILL, Mr. Ahearn had a distinguished military career spanning three decades, where he achieved the rank of Major General in the U.S. Air Force. During his 34 years with the Department of Defense, General Ahearn was responsible for shaping financial strategy, developing budgets, and executing infrastructure programs totaling more than $7 billion annually. As the Senior Civil Engineer for the U.S. Air Force, he directed the operational readiness and natural disaster response of U.S. Air Force combat engineers and the development and operations of all U.S. air bases around the world. Dedicated to advancing engineering education and providing sustainable systems and services in the developing countries, he is a founding sponsor and governing board director of Engineers Without Borders U.S.A. Committed to strengthening the engineering profession, he is an active Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), ASCE’s Industry Leaders Council (ILC), the National Academy of Engineering, and the National Academy of Construction (NAC). In addition to numerous military awards, General Ahearn received the Air Force Order of the Sword, the highest honor the Noncommissioned Officer Corps of the U.S. Air Force can bestow, the University of Notre Dame College of Engineering Honor Award for professional achievement, and the Newman Medal from the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) for outstanding military engineering achievement in Europe. He was also recipient of the SAME Golden Eagle award for lifetime achievement and was named an Honorary Member of the American Institute of Architects.
Bernard Amadei
University of Colorado at Boulder

Bernard Amadei (NAE) is Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder. His main research and teaching interests have initially been in rock mechanics and engineering geology. Dr. Amadei's research interests cover the topics of sustainability and international development. At the University, he directs the Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities that has an overall mission to educate globally responsible engineering students and professionals to offer sustainable and appropriate solutions to the endemic problems faced by developing communities. His research at the University of Colorado has been multidisciplinary. He has also provided consulting services to various engineering companies and organizations around the world. The Founding President of Engineers Without Borders - USA and co-founder of Engineers Without Borders-International, Dr. Amadei’s goal is to promote sustainable development, appropriate technology, service learning, and system thinking in the curriculum and research of civil and environmental engineering programs at University of Colorado Boulder and other U.S. universities. He has co-authored several books and approximately 160 technical papers. Dr. Amadei is also a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He received his MaSc degree in civil engineering from the University of Toronto and his Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
Patrick Crawford
Feeding America

Patrick Crawford coordinates disaster preparedness and relief efforts for the Feeding America Network. His responsibilities include collaborating with national partners in the emergency management and non-profit communities to insure effective collection and distribution of donated food items following disaster. Mr. Crawford also directs internal operations during disaster by coordinating among several Feeding America Departments including Logistics, Food Sourcing, Philanthropy, Communications, and Government Relations and directly with the over 200 food banks throughout the network. Prior to joining Feeding America, Mr. Crawford served as the Director of the Midwest Region for James Lee Witt Associates (JLWA), a crisis and consequence management firm, where he led efforts in emergency preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation and provided strategic counsel and government relations advice to mitigate future flood losses near the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. Mr. Crawford worked for over 16 years with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in crisis and consequence management, including responses to floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, wildfires, and acts of terrorism. At FEMA he worked extensively in the Gulf Region, following the catastrophic Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and in FEMA's Region 9 (covering California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, and U.S. territories in the Pacific), where he worked directly with state and local governments to build emergency response, recovery, mitigation, and preparedness capacity. Mr. Crawford served as a Captain in the U.S. Army Chemical Corps where his primary responsibility was to insure unit readiness with regard to Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical defense activities. He received his B.A. in government from the University of Notre Dame and his M.A. in education from Loyola College of Maryland.
Gerald E. Galloway, Jr.
University of Maryland, College Park

Gerald E. Galloway, Jr. (NAE) is the Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering and an affiliate professor of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, College Park. His 38-year career in the military included positions such as commander of the Army Corps of Engineers District in Vicksburg, Mississippi, and professor and founding head of the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering and dean of the Academic Board at the U.S. Military Academy. He was promoted to bridadier general in 1990 and retired from active duty in 1995. A civil engineer, public administrator, and geographer, Dr. Galloway’s current research focuses on the development of U.S. national water policy in general and national floodplain management policy in particular. He is a currently a member of the National Research Council's Water Science and Technology Board and the Disasters Roundtable. A member of the National Academy of Engineering, Dr. Galloway earned his M.S.E. at Princeton and his Ph.D. in geography (specializing in water resources) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Michael F. Goodchild
University of California, Santa Barbara

Michael F. Goodchild (NAS) is a professor of geography and director of the Center for Spatial Studies and Center for Spatially Integrated Social Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is also chair of the Executive Committee of the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis and associate director of the Alexandria Digital Library. He taught at the University of Western Ontario for 19 years before moving to his present position in 1988. His research interests focus on the issues of geographic information, including accuracy and the modeling of uncertainty, the design of spatial decision support systems, the development of methods of spatial analysis, and data structures for global geographic information systems. He has explored using digital information gathered by remote sensing satellites to create spatial and environmental models of the planet, make maps, and create digital libraries of geographic information that can be widely accessed electronically. He has also developed mathematical models to help quantify the difference between these geographic measurements and the reality of the world outside, so that geographic information can be accurately used. His research also includes digital libraries and problems associated with search, retrieval, and use of geographic information over the Internet; the potential for novel kinds of fieldwork enabled by fully mobile, wirelessly connected, and even wearable information technology; and the role of geographic information technologies in science and policy making. He has received several awards and published numerous books and journal articles. A member of the National Academy of Sciences, he has served on numerous National Research Council study and standing committees as both member and chair. He received a B.A. in physics from Cambridge University and a Ph.D. in geography from McMaster University.
Howard C. Kunreuther
University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business

Howard Kunreuther is the Cecilia Yen Koo Professor of Decision Sciences and Public Policy at the Wharton School, Co-Director of the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center. He has a long-standing interest in ways that society can better manage low-probability/high-consequence events related to technological and natural hazards and has published widely in these areas. Dr. Kunreuther is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and recently served as a member of the National Academy of Sciences Panel on Adaptation Strategies for Climate Change. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the Society for Risk Analysis, receiving the Society’s Distinguished Achievement Award in 2001. He co-chaired the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on “Innovation and Leadership in Reducing Risks from Natural Disasters” and is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Humanitarian Assistance, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s High Level Advisory Board on Financial Management of Large-Scale Catastrophes. His most recent books are At War with the Weather (with Erwann Michel-Kerjan) (July 2009, MIT Press), and Learning from Catastrophes: Strategies for Reaction and Response (with Michael Useem) (December 2009, Wharton School Publishing). He received his A.B. in economics from Bates College and his Ph.D. in economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Meredith Li-Vollmer
Public Health - Seattle & King County

Meredith Li-Vollmer is a risk communication specialist for Public Health – Seattle & King County, where she leads planning for communications during emergencies, with a particular focus on strengthening the capacity of public health to reach those most at-risk during emergencies. In this role, she conducts audience research, directs public engagement projects, and develops strategies and materials for public outreach. In 2009, she directed a CDC-funded Public Engagement Project on Medical Service Prioritization during an Influenza Pandemic and presented the findings to a workshop of the Institute of Medicine. More recently, she led a local public engagement project on H1N1 vaccine. Meredith is also a researcher with the University of Washington Preparedness & Emergency Response Research Center and a clinical assistant professor at the University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine. Her work has received multiple awards, including the Model Practice Award from the National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO) and the Gold Award for Excellence from the National Public Health Information Coalition. Prior to joining Public Health – Seattle & King County, Meredith taught communications at the University of Washington. She received her Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Washington.
Monica Schoch-Spana
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Monica Schoch-Spana, a medical anthropologist, is a Senior Associate with the Center for Biosecurity of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and an Assistant Professor in the School of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases. The Biosecurity Center works to affect policy and practice in ways that lessen the illness, death, and civil disruption that would follow large-scale epidemics, whether they occur naturally or result from the use of a biological weapon. She has led research, education and advocacy efforts to encourage greater consideration by authorities of the general public’s capacity to confront bioattacks and epidemics constructively. In 2009, she organized the national conference Resilient American Communities: Progress in Policy and Practice, and chaired the Resilience Research Work Group. In 2006, she oversaw the Working Group on Citizen Engagement in Health Emergency Planning, and was the principal organizer for the U.S.-Canada summit on Disease, Disaster & Democracy – The Public’s Stake in Health Emergency Planning. In 2003, she organized the national meeting, Leadership during Bioterrorism: The Public as an Asset, Not a Problem, and chaired the Working Group on “Governance Dilemmas” in Bioterrorism Response that issued consensus recommendations to mayors, governors, and top health officials nationwide in 2004. For over 10 years, Schoch-Spana has briefed numerous federal, state and local officials, as well as medical, public health, and public safety professionals on critical issues in biosecurity. National advisory roles include serving on the Steering Committee of the Disaster Roundtable of the National Research Council (NRC), the Institute of Medicine Standing Committee on Medical Readiness, and the NRC Committee to Review the Department of Homeland Security’s Approach to Risk Analysis. She serves on the faculty for the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), a university-based center of excellence supported by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. In 2003, Dr. Schoch-Spana helped establish the Biosecurity Center of UPMC; prior to that she worked at the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies starting in 1998. She received her Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from Johns Hopkins University and B.A. from Bryn Mawr College.
Susan C. Scrimshaw
The Sage Colleges

Susan C. Scrimshaw (IOM) is president of The Sage Colleges. She moved to Sage after serving as President of Simmons College. Dr. Scrimshaw was formerly dean of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) School of Public Health and professor of community health sciences and anthropology at UIC. Under her leadership, the UIC School of Public Health established a wide range of community, regional, and national partnership initiatives, including addressing disparities in the delivery of health care, improving pregnancy outcomes, maternal and child health, healthy aging, violence prevention, cancer prevention, AIDS/STD prevention, and occupational and environmental health issues. While dean of the School of Public Health, she led the school in a national role in responding to the September 11 terrorist attacks. Her own interdisciplinary research has focused on gender, race, ethnicity, and culture, and their impact on public health and includes community participatory research methods, addressing health disparities, improving pregnancy outcomes, violence prevention, health literacy, and culturally appropriate delivery of health care. She has been frequently honored for her work in raising awareness of public health issues around the world, including minority populations in the United States. Her awards include a gold medal as a "Hero of Public Health" presented by the president of Mexico, and the Margaret Mead Award of the American Anthropological Association. She is the author of five books or monographs and 65 journal articles and book chapters. She is past president of the Society for Medical Anthropology, a member and past chair of the national Association of Schools of Public Health, and a member of the board of directors of the U.S.-Mexico Foundation for Science, which advocates for scientific collaboration between the two countries. She was a founding member of the task force on Community Preventive Services of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2006, she was awarded the Illinois Public Health Association's highest honor, the 2006 Distinguished Service Award, in recognition of her distinguished service in research, teaching, and public health practice. She is a member of the governing council of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies and has served on several of its panels and boards. She recently chaired the Institute of Medicine's committee on Improving the Health of Diverse Populations. Dr. Scrimshaw is a fellow of the American Association of the Advancement of Science.
Ellis M. Stanley, Sr.
Dewberry

Ellis M. Stanley, Sr. is Vice President of Western Emergency Management Services at Dewberry LLC. Prior to joining Dewberry, Mr. Stanley served as General Manager of the City of Los Angeles Emergency Preparedness Department, where he worked for 10 years. With 35 years of experience in the emergency management field, Mr. Stanley has worked at four national political conventions, the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta and the 1994 Papal visit and World Youth Conference in Denver. He has served as past president of the International Association of Emergency Managers and has led delegations of emergency management professionals to China, Japan and other countries. A member of the National Research Council's Disasters Roundtable, he received his B.A. in political science from the University of North Carolina.
Gene Whitney
Congressional Research Service

Gene Whitney is Energy Research Manager for the Congressional Research Service at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Previously, he was Assistant Director for Environment at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). His work at OSTP focused on the science and technology policy aspects of earth sciences, natural hazards and disasters, energy, water, land remote sensing, environment, and natural resources. He served as Co-Chair of the U.S. Group on Earth Observations and was OSTP liaison to the U.S. Climate Change Science Program. He directed the Future of Land Imaging Interagency Working Group, and served as National Science Technology Council director for the Subcommittee on Disaster Reduction and the Subcommittee on Water Availability and Quality. Dr. Whitney coordinated the Federal interagency science and technology portfolio for the United States in UNESCO. He served as a member of the Joint U.S.–Canada Task Force investigating the massive electrical blackout of August 14, 2003 in the northeastern U.S. and southern Canada, and worked with the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology on national energy efficiency policy. Prior to OSTP Dr. Whitney was Chief Scientist for the USGS Energy Resources Team, where he managed the energy research and assessment group, conducting basic research on the geology, geochemistry, and geophysics of fossil fuels, conducting national and global assessments of oil, natural gas, and coal resources, and assessing availability and economics of fossil fuels. He has authored or co-authored numerous scientific papers and abstracts. He received an NRC postdoctoral fellowship at NASA/JPL and was awarded a senior postdoctoral fellowship at Ecole Normale Superieur in Paris. His international experience includes working with the governments of China, Russia, Pakistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, and Japan on energy and mineral resource issues. Dr. Whitney received his Ph.D. in geology from the University of Illinois.
Mary Lou Zoback
Risk Management Solutions, Inc.

Mary Lou Zoback [NAS] is currently Vice President, Earthquake Risk Applications with Risk Management Solutions in Newark, CA. RMS is the world's leading catastrophe modeling firm. Her responsibilities at RMS include leading initiatives on the significance of risk quantification for expanding the societal role of earthquake insurance, disaster management, and risk reduction activities worldwide. She previously served as Chief Scientist of the USGS Earthquake Hazards team in Menlo Park, CA, and also as Regional Coordinator for the Northern California Earthquake Hazards Program. From 2003-2006 she was Chair of the Steering Committee for the 1906 Earthquake Centennial Alliance, a non-profit promoting public outreach on seismic safety and coordinating more than 280 groups and organizations that put on events to commemorate the 1906 earthquake. She has served on numerous national committees and panels on topics ranging from defining the next generation of Earth observations from space, storage of high-level radioactive waste, facilitating interdisciplinary research, and science education. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a past-President of the Geological Society of America, a member of the Board of Directors of the Seismological Society of America, and currently serves on the National Research Council’s Disasters Roundtable. She is the recipient of the 2007 GSA Day Medal, 2007 GSA Public Service Award, the "Leadership, Innovation, and Outstanding Accomplishments in Earthquake Risk Reduction" Award from the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (2006), and the AGU Macelwane Award for Young Scientists (1987). She joined the USGS in 1978 after receiving her BS, MS and Ph.D. in geophysics from Stanford University.

Committee Membership Roster Comments

Joseph A. "Bud" Ahearn has been appointed as a provisional committee member on 10/28/2010. The 20-day public comment period has been re-initiated on October 28th, 2010, as a result.

Events



Location:

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Eric Edkin
Contact Email:  eedkin@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-2219

Agenda
DISASTER RESILIENCE IN AMERICA: LAUNCHING A NATIONAL CONVERSATION
National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20418
Friday, November 30, 2012
NAS Auditorium
Live video webcast at: http://www.tvworldwide.com/events/nas/121130


8:15 – 9:00 a.m. Registration

9:00 – 9:10 a.m. Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Dr. Ralph J. Cicerone, President of the National Academy of Sciences

9:10 – 9:20 a.m. New National Research Council Report “Disaster Resilience: A National Imperative” and Overview of Agenda
Dr. Susan Cutter, University of South Carolina
Chair, Committee on Increasing National Resilience to Hazards and Disasters

9:20 – 9:25 a.m. Introduction of Keynote Speakers

9:25 – 9:40 a.m. Richard Reed, Deputy Assistant to the President for Homeland Security, White House National Security Staff

9:40 – 9:55 a.m. Admiral Thad W. Allen, Booz Allen Hamilton, U.S. Coast Guard (retired)

PANEL DISCUSSIONS
Moderator: Miles O’Brien, Science Correspondent for PBS NewsHour

10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Panel 1: Developing a Culture of Resilience
Natalie Jayroe, Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans
Dr. Stephen Flynn, Kostas Research Institute at Northeastern University
Dr. Gerald E. Galloway, Jr., University of Maryland
The Honorable Tom Tait, Mayor of Anaheim, California

10:45 – 11:10 a.m. Break

11:10 – 11:50 p.m. Panel 2: The Reality of Resilience: From Vision to Action
Debra T. Ballen, Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety
Linda Langston, Linn County Supervisor, Iowa
Ellis M. Stanley, Sr., Dewberry LLC

11:50 – 11:55 a.m. Set up next panel

11:55 – 12:20 p.m. Panel 3: Federal Perspectives on Resilience in Light of Superstorm Sandy
Corey Gruber, Assistant Administrator for National Preparedness, Federal Emergency Management Agency
Patricia Hoffman, Assistant Secretary for the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. Department of Energy
Dr. Nicole Lurie, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Dr. Kathryn D. Sullivan, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Environmental Observation and Prediction and Deputy Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

12:20 – 12:30 p.m. Synthesis of Key Themes and Closing Remarks
Dr. Gene Whitney, Independent Consultant

12:30 p.m. Adjourn Morning Event


AFTERNOON WORKSHOP SESSION
Steps toward building a resilient nation: Interactive workshop on how to measure resilience progress and manage risk in our communities


1:30 – 1:45 p.m. Workshop Overview and Instructions (Room 120)
Susan Cutter, Chair
• provide synopsis of the committee’s report as it is related to the scorecard, risk management, and community coalitions
Dr. Elizabeth Eide, Study Director, National Research Council
• provide an overview of the afternoon breakout sessions

Format
Workshop participants will be divided into 4 groups, with 12-15 participants in each group. Groups are denoted by colored dots (red, blue, orange, and green groups). Each group will discuss a topic for 30 minutes, and then will rotate to another topic for discussion. Each group will rotate through three total topics during the workshop. A schematic of the breakout session rotations by group color is available as a separate document.


Breakout Session Topics
(A) National Resilience Scorecard Development (Room 118)
(B) National Resilience Scorecard Implementation (Room 120)
(C) Risk Management (Board Room)
(D) Community Coalitions (Room 250)

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

1:45 – 2:15 p.m. Breakout session 1
Discuss prepared questions
• staff moderator and rapporteur in each group with help from committee members

2:15 – 2:20 p.m. Quick break to rotate to next topic

2:20 – 2:50 p.m. Breakout session 2
Discuss prepared questions
• staff moderator and rapporteur in each group with help from committee members

2:50 – 2:55 p.m. Quick break to rotate to next topic

2:55 – 3:25 p.m. Breakout session 3
Discuss prepared questions
• staff moderator and rapporteur in each group with help from committee members

3:25 – 3:45 p.m. Break
• Moderator and rapporteur in each breakout session group will develop 2-3 bullet points per question for report-out, and committee member(s) can provide feedback about summary towards the end of the break


PLENARY SESSION

3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Reporting back from breakout groups (Room 120)
(10 min. per group, with 5 additional min. for clarification and general feedback)

4:45 – 4:55 p.m. Future steps and Closing remarks
Dr. Elizabeth Eide, Study Director, National Research Council

5:00 p.m. Adjourn meeting
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
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Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Elizabeth Eide
Contact Email:  eeide@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-2392

Agenda
CLOSED TELECONFERENCE; COMMITTEE AND STAFF ONLY
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Susan Cutter
Bud Ahearn
Patrick Crawford
Gerald Galloway
Michael Goodchild
Meredith Li-Vollmer
Monica Schoch-Spana
Susan Scrimshaw
Ellis Stanley
Sr.
Gene Whitney
Mary Lou Zoback

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Report draft

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
January 04, 2012
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Eric Edkin
Contact Email:  eedkin@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-2219

Agenda
Open session (open to the public): 1000 – 1300 hours
Keck Center Room 101

1000-1010 Welcome – Susan Cutter, Chair

1010-1030 Paul Brenner, Senior Vice President, ICF International

1030-1050 Claire Rubin, Claire Rubin & Associates

1050-1110 NN—awaiting confirmation

1110-1130 Committee and speaker discussion

1130-1200 Open discussion among committee, speakers and audience

1200-1300 Lunch

End of open session
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Susan Cutter
Bud Ahearn
Bernard Amadei
Patrick Crawford
Gerald Galloway
Jr.
Mike Goodchild
Howard Kunreuther
Meredith Li-Vollmer
Monica Schoch-Spana
Susan Scrimshaw
Gene Whitney
and Mary Lou Zoback

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Report chapters and content; study findings and recommendations; preliminary dissemination plans for report release; study timeline.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
September 28, 2011
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Web conference
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Eric Edkin
Contact Email:  eedkin@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-2219

Agenda
Web conference presentation and discussion with Dr. Dennis Mileti
3-5pm Eastern time

Please take contact with Eric Edkin for web conference login information
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Way, Irvine, CA 92617
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Eric Edkin
Contact Email:  eedkin@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-2219

Agenda
Tuesday, May 24, 2011

0800-0815 Doors open—registration

Open session (open to the public): 0815 – 1630 hours

0815-0830 Welcome – Susan Cutter, Chair
0830-0930 Keynote address
Laurie Johnson, Principal, Laurie Johnson Consulting | Research

0930-1045 Panel 1: Infrastructure and economic recovery
Moderated by Mary Lou Zoback, Committee member
-John Holmes, Deputy Executive Director of Port Operations for the Port of Los Angeles
-Chris Poland, Chairman, CEO, and Senior Principal, Degenkolb Engineers
-Ezra Rapport, Executive Director of the Association of Bay Area Governments
-Michael Morel, Manager of Operations and Planning for the Metropolitan Water District

1045-1100 Break

1100-1215 Panel 2: Risk communication and resilience indicators
Moderated by Monica Schoch-Spana, Committee member
-Roxane Silver, School of Social Ecology, University of California, Irvine
-Sarah Karlinsky, Deputy Director of San Francisco Planning + Urban Research Association (SPUR)
-Baruch Fischhoff, Departments of Social and Decision Sciences and of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University

1215-1300 Lunch

1300-1415 Panel 3: Disaster communication and impacts
Moderated by Meredith Li-Vollmer, Committee member
-Lucy Jones, Chief Scientist for the Multi Hazards Initiative in Southern California, U.S. Geological Survey
-Mariana Amatullo, Vice President, Designmatters at Art Center College of Design
-Barbara Andersen, Strategic Partnerships Director, The Orfalea Foundations
-David Eisenman, UCLA Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research

1415-1530 Panel 4: IT/social media and disaster resilience
Moderated by Mike Goodchild, Committee member
-Leysia Palen, Department of Computer Science, University of Colorado at Boulder
-Matt Zook, Department of Geography, University of Kentucky
-Alan Glennon, Department of Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara
-Nalini Venkatasubramanian, Department of Computer Science, University of California, Irvine

1530-1540 Break

1540-1630 Plenary session

End of open meeting

May 25, 26 = Closed session (NRC committee and staff only)
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Susan Cutter
Bud Ahearn
Bernard Amadei
Gerald Galloway
Jr.
Michael Goodchild
Howard Kunreuther
Meredith Li-Vollmer
Monica Schoch-Spana
Susan Scrimshaw
Gene Whitney
and Mary Lou Zoback

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Report outline, conclusions and recommendations, writing assignments, schedule for remainder of summer/autumn 2011.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 03, 2011
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Teleconference call
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Elizabeth Eide
Contact Email:  eeide@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-2392

Agenda
No open meeting.
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Susan Cutter
Ellis Stanley
Susan Scrimshaw
Bud Ahearn
Bernard Amadei
Mike Goodchild
Gene Whitney
Monica Schoch-Spana
Meredith Li-Vollmer

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Meeting preparation for May meeting in Irvine; writing assignments for committee members

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
April 12, 2011
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

The Kirkwood Center, Kirkwood Center Community College,
7725 Kirkwood Blvd. SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Eric Edkin
Contact Email:  eedkin@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-2219

Agenda
Monday, March 7th
Open session:
Field Tour, Cedar Rapids | 0630 – 1200
Tour and panel discussions, University of Iowa / 1300 - 1700

Tour on bus--limited space; contact Eric Edkin for details.

Tuesday, March 8th:
Workshop | Ballroom B&C, The Hotel at Kirkwood Center | 0830 – 1630

Open session | Room Ballroom B&C | 0830-1630
Public welcome

0830-0840 Introductions Susan Cutter, Committee chair

0840-0910 Opening remarks
Mayor Ron Corbett, Cedar Rapids
Jeff Pomeranz, City Manager, Cedar Rapids

0915–1530 Panel sessions

0915-1025 Private sector
Terri Vaughan – CEO, National Association of Insurance Commissioners
Jeff McClaran – Vice President, Incident Management, Central and Gulf States, Wells Fargo
NN Alliant Energy
NN Cargill

1025-1040 Break

1040-1150 Government
Kamyar Enshayan – Cedar Falls City Council; Professor, University of Northern Iowa
Patty Judge – PJJ Solutions, Inc. (Former Lt. Governor of Iowa)
Chuck Wieneke – City of Cedar Rapids City Council
Christine Butterfield – Director, Community Development, City of Cedar Rapids

1150-1250 Lunch – Ballroom D&E

1250-1400 First and second responders
Rick Wulfekuhle – Emergency Manager, Buchanan County
David Miller – Private consultant; former Administrator, Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division
Clark Christensen – Iowa Department of Public Health, Center for Disaster Operations and Response
General Ronald Dardis – Former Executive Director, Rebuild Iowa Office; Adjutant General Iowa National Guard

1400-1510 Community representatives
Donna Harvey – Director, Iowa Department on Aging
Mitch Finn – Deputy Director, Hawkeye Community Action Program
Nancy Beers – Director of Disaster Services and Camp Noah Lutheran Social Service
NN – Horizons

1510-1525 Break

1530-1630 Plenary session

End of meeting
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Susan Cutter
Gerry Galloway
Jr.
Ellis Stanley
Sr.
Patrick Crawford
Howard Kunreuther
Meredith Li-Vollmer
Susan Scrimshaw
Gene Whitney
and Mary Lou Zoback

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Primary information learned from field trip and workshop in Iowa; report outline; plans for committee meeting at end of May in Irvine, CA.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

1. University of Iowa College of Public Health Community Resilience document
2. NRC Report 2011: Building Community Disaster Resilience Through Private-Public Collaboration

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
March 16, 2011
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel
739 Canal Street at Bourbon
New Orleans, Louisiana
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Eric Edkin
Contact Email:  eedkin@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda
Tuesday, January 18th

Open session | “Grand A” room*, Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel | 1730-1830 hours
1730-1830 Craig Colten, Louisiana State University, Keynote presentation
“Forgetting the Unforgettable: Social Memory and Resilience in New Orleans”

*Limited room space for this open session; please indicate your intent to attend this presentation to Eric Edkin (eedkin@nas.edu); attendance will be permitted as long as space is available

1830-1930 Committee Dinner

End of open session

Closed session | 1930-2030, Committee and NRC staff only

End of closed session

Wednesday, January 19th

Closed session | 0700-0745 hours, Committee and NRC staff only, working breakfast

End of closed session

Open session | Bus | 0800-1700
0800-1130 New Orleans, guided by Pam Jenkins, University of New Orleans & Doug Meffert, Tulane University
(Bus is now filled to capacity)

1130-1230 Drive to Waveland, Mississippi

1230-1500 Visit stops in Waveland, Gulfport, and Biloxi, Mississippi

1500-1700 Discussion (in meeting room of a local facility in Gulfport or Biloxi)

Discussion about resilience topics with ~6-8 invited, local individuals/groups (including NGOs, local government officials, university researchers). Individuals currently being confirmed.

End of open session

Committee return to New Orleans by bus—arrive ca. 1900 at Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel.


Thursday, January 20th
Workshop | “Toulouse A&B” room | 0715 – 1730

Closed session | “Toulouse A&B” room, Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel | 0715-0815
Committee, staff, and facilitators only; working breakfast

End of closed session

Open session | Toulouse A&B | 0830-1730
0830-0845 Welcome and opening remarks Susan Cutter, Committee chair

0845-0930 Keynote presentation
Allison Plyer, Greater New Orleans Community Data Center
“The New Orleans at Five: From Recovery to Transformation”

0940–1500 Panel sessions (5)
Facilitated by Ann Olsen, Meridian Institute

0940-1025 Business-Insurance-Real Estate panel
Eric Nelson – Travelers Vice President, Personal Insurance
Julie Rochman – President and CEO, Institute for Business and
Home Safety
Ommeed Sathe -- Director of Real Estate Strategy, New Orleans Redevelopment agency

1025-1040 Break

1040-1125 Critical Infrastructure panel
Marcia St. Martin – Executive Director, Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans
Justin Augustine – CEO, New Orleans Regional Transit Authority and
Vice President, Veolia Transportation
Greg Grillo – Entergy Corporation, Director-Transmission Project Management Construction and Incident Commander
NN – Verizon Wireless (confirmed, awaiting name of individual)

1130-1215 Governance panel
Earthea Nance – University of New Orleans
Bill Stallworth – Executive Director/Councilman East Biloxi Coordination and Relief Center/Biloxi City Council
Stephen Murphy – Director of Planning, City of New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Response

1215-1315 Lunch

1315-1400 Social Capital panel
Natalie Jayroe – CEO Greater New Orleans and Acadiana Food Bank
Pam Jenkins – University of New Orleans
Steven Bingler – Concordia

1405-1450 Healthy Populations and Responsive Institutions panel
Joseph Donchess – Executive Director, Louisiana Nursing Home Association
Knox Andress – Emergency Preparedness Director, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Anthony Speier – Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Behavioral Health, Louisiana
Paul Byers – Acting State Epidemiologist, Mississippi State Department of Health

1450-1510 Break

1510-1630 Breakout sessions

Committee, panelists, and audience move to one of five breakout sessions, representing each of the five panels

1630-1730 Plenary session

End of open session


Friday, January 21st
Closed session | “St. Louis” Room | 0800 – 1400
Committee and NRC staff only

End of closed session and end of meeting
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Susan Cutter
Bud Ahearn
Patrick Crawford
Gerald Galloway
Michael Goodchild
Howard Kunreuther
Meredith Li-Vollmer
Monica Schoch-Spana
Susan Scrimshaw
Ellis Stanley
Gene Whitney

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

1. Content/information learned from the field trip, workshop and keynote presentations.
2. Plan for upcoming meeting in Iowa.
3. Writing assignments.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
February 01, 2011
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Venable Conference Center
575 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004 202-344-8181
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Eric Edkin
Contact Email:  eedkin@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-2219

Agenda
Wednesday, September 29, The Capital Room

0800-0945 Closed session (committee and staff only)

End of closed session

1000-1530 Open session

1000-1020 Welcome and introductions Susan Cutter, chair

1020-1530 Discussion with study sponsors Susan Cutter

Each sponsor has been asked to respond to four questions:
1. What is your agency’s working definition of resilience?
2. What are your agency's expectations from this study?
3. Who are the target audiences for this study to meet those expectations?
4. What products should be produced from this study and for which audiences?

1020-1200

Department of Homeland Security,
Human Factors/Behavioral Sciences Division
Michael Dunaway

DHS/Federal Emergency Management Agency
Keith Turi

U.S. Geological Survey
David Applegate, Paula Gori

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Margaret Davidson, Keelin Kuipers

Community And Regional Resilience Institute
Warren Edwards, Heather Lair

1200-1300 Lunch

1300-1415

Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Directorate of Contingency Operations,International Emergency Management Program Andrew Bruzewicz

Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability,
U.S. Department of Energy
Anthony Lucas

National Aeronautics and Space Administration Craig Dobson

Department of Agriculture Forest Service TBD


1415-1430 Break

1430-1530 General discussion Susan Cutter

End of open session

1545-2000 Closed session (committee and staff only)

Thursday, September 30 Closed session (committee and staff only)

Please indicate your attendance to Eric Edkin (eedkin@nas.edu; 202 334 2219) by Monday, September 27th
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Susan Cutter
Bernard Amadei
Patrick Crawford
Gerald Galloway (by phone)
Howard Kunreuther
Meredith Li-Vollmer
Monica Schoch-Spana
Susan Scrimshaw
Ellis Stanley
Gene Whitney
and Mary Lou Zoback

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Statement of task, information-gathering assignments, meeting planning, contacts and groups for study information.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
October 01, 2010
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-

Publications