Washington DC • New York • Virginia

Disaster Tech for Resilient People

Disaster Tech for Resilient People

Broadcast Live at 09:00ET – Tuesday, February 26, 2019 – From New America in Washington DC

United States has seen an increase in natural disasters and the trendlines are going up. The populations most vulnerable to natural disasters — children, the elderly, racial and ethnic minorities, the disabled, those with low incomes or ill health — will be hit the hardest.

                                                                          – 2018 National Climate Assessment


9:00 Welcoming Remarks

  • Sharon Burke, Senior Advisor, New America
  • Sean Griffin, President & CSO, Disaster Intelligence

9:15 Creating a Common Operating Picture

Emergency Management and Disaster Resilience in the Nation’s Capital

  • Christopher Rodriguez, Director, Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency, District of Columbia (confirmed)
  • Moderator: Sharon Burke, New America (confirmed)

Climate Change and Natural Disasters: How the Hazards — and Our Understanding of Them — are Changing

  • Michael Kuperberg, U.S. Global Change Research Program (invited)
  • Discussant: Bernadette Woods Placky, Climate Central (confirmed)

(Re)defining Vulnerability

  • Linda Mastandrea, Federal Emergency Management Agency (invited)
  • Discussant: Sarah Tuneberg, Geospiza (confirmed)

The Human Angle: The Importance of Storytelling about Disasters

  • Amanda Ripley, The Atlantic (confirmed)
  • Discussant: Simón Rios, WBUR Boston (confirmed)

11:15 Working Groups and Working Lunch 1:30 Closing