Overcoming Impediments to Hazard Mitigation and Climate Adaption

Tue. 2:00-3:30 p.m., Interlocken A/B

Why we are not more successful in implementing safer, more sustainable development and redevelopment? This plenary will help us: understand why—despite the billions spent on hazard mitigation and the work of so many dedicated people and groups—foreseeable natural events continue to result in disasters and suffering. It will also present suggestions for building a safer, more just, and sustainable society. This discussion has been designed to both conclude the Natural Hazards Workshop and transition to the International Hazard Mitigation Practitioners Symposium following the Workshop.

Panelist Edward Thomas, Moderator
Natural Hazards Mitigation Association


Panelist Bob Gough, Panelist
Intertribal Council On Utility Policy


PanelistDebra Ballen, Panelist
Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety


PanelistDavid Ropeik, Panelist
Harvard Extension School


Panelist Glenn Pomeroy, Panelist
California Earthquake Authority


Organizer: Edward Thomas, Natural Hazards Mitigation Association