NHMAImplementing Gilbert White's Vision: Moving Hazards Mitigation Forward

Meeting on Forming a National Mitigation Collaborative Alliance

Tuesday, July 13 through Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Natural Hazard Mitigation Association, in partnership with the Natural Hazards Center, will sponsor a meeting on forming a new national mitigation collaborative alliance following the main Hazards Workshop.

Last year, the National Emergency Management Association released "Recommendations for an Effective National Mitigation Effort," which the NHMA recently endorsed. The NHMA is now calling upon practitioners to come together and discuss how to best implement NEMA's recommendations, especially the recommendation to "Form a National Mitigation Collaborative Alliance."

All Natural Hazards Workshop invitees are welcome to participate. Register for the NHMA add-on meeting using the main Workshop online registration. A continental breakfast and a lunch of sandwiches and deli salads are included in the registration cost.


The NHMA Meeting on Forming a National Mitigation Collaborative will run concurrently with the IRCD Researchers Meeting. The two meetings will share a reception, continental breakfast, lunch, and beverage service during breaks, giving researchers and practitioners additional opportunities to socialize and exchange ideas.

Tuesday, July 13

Interlocken D
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Interlocken B
2:00-4:00 p.m.

Welcome and Introductions
Kathleen Tierney, University of Colorado Natural Hazards Center
Alessandra Jerolleman, Natural Hazard Mitigation Association

The National Emergency Management Association White Paper Explained
James Mullen, NEMA Mitigation Committee Chair

Vision of a Way Forward for Mitigation and the National Mitigation Collaborative Alliance
Sandra Knight, FEMA

Other Organizations' Initiatives
Edward Thomas, Michael Baker Jr., Inc.

Reading Assignments

Lobby Court and Terrace
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Reception and Cash Bar

Wednesday, July 14

Centennial Foyer
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

8:00-8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

Centennial E
8:15-9:45 a.m.

We Must Remember Where We Came From ... But We Must Look Forward
William Hooke, American Meteorological Society

Insurance as a Mechanism for Hazard Mitigation
David Hall, State Farm Insurance

Seismic Hazard Mitigation and the COGA
Glenn Pomeroy, California Earthquake Authority

The Concept and Future of the Collaborative Alliance
James Mullen, NEMA Mitigation Committee Chair

9:45-10:15 a.m.
Alliance Goals and Objectives, Mission Statement
Facilitated Groups

10:15-10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Alliance Composition and Membership
Facilitated Groups

Outdoor Pavilion
12:00-1:30 p.m.

Centennial E
1:30-3:00 p.m.
Specific Action Steps for the Alliance and its Members
Facilitated Groups

3:00-3:30 p.m.

3:30-5:00 p.m.
Agreement on Next Steps and Next Meeting