Fundamentals for Disaster Risk Mitigation Through Nature-Based Solutions

Fundamentals for Disaster Risk Mitigation Through Nature-Based Solutions

June 2, 2021 | Online :: Central Time

Natural disasters have shown just how vulnerable our infrastructure can be, especially in high-risk areas along the coast. Public works officials must mitigate the impacts of inclement weather and rising sea levels because our communities and our economy depend on it.

The Biden Administration has committed to climate resiliency by increasing funding to FEMA grant programs which already favor sustainable development, including nature-based solutions (NbS). These are projects inspired and supported by nature. Investing in nature-based solutions is a long-term, cost-effective approach to disaster risk mitigation. It is a proactive approach that reduces or eliminates long-term risk to people and property from future disasters.

Attend EUCI’s Fundamentals for Disaster Risk Mitigation through Nature-Based Solutions, a virtual course for investors, designers, and operators of public works and private capital assets with significant value holdings. Learn the fundamentals of NbS for disaster risk mitigation. Find out how to protect your communities and investments, save money on project development, and meet your environmental goals.

Learning Outcomes

This virtual course will provide attendees an opportunity to:

  • Review climate threats and the impacts of inclement weather
  • Identify the right nature-based solution for your specific regional threats
  • Discuss the latest policy developments enabling NbS
  • Get strategies for applying for FEMA BRIC grants
  • Evaluate the cost-benefits of NbS for disaster risk mitigation

Agenda

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 : Central Time

 

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In and Opening Remarks

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Course Timing

All sessions include time for Q&A with the audience and conclude with a networking break. Breakout rooms available for 1-on-1 sessions.

9:00 – 10:30 a.m. :: An Introduction to Green and Natural Infrastructure, and Other Nature-Based Solutions for Climate Resiliency

  • What is natural infrastructure?
  • What are the different types of projects and goals?
  • Climate resiliency, adaptation, and why it is important

Robert Brears, Founder, Our Future Water; Founder, Urban Water Security Center

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. :: Policies for Climate Change and Sustainable Development

  • Overview of the United Nations Development Programme
  • Policies, programs, and initiatives within the United States
  • Ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) strategies

Heather Morgan, Sustainability and Risk Management Lead, AECOM

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. :: Lunch Break

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. :: Municipal Perspective: Incorporating Nature-Based Solutions Into Project Development Plans

  • Incorporating nature-based solutions for climate resilient communities
    • Natural intervention, greening properties, heat mitigation
  • Partnership strategies and working with state departments
  • Understanding all the benefits of nature-based solutions
  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Cost-effective strategies in the FEMA BRIC grant application process

Michele Moore, Director, Office of Recovery and Resilience, New York City Housing Authority

Joel Sonkin, Director of Resiliency + Energy Transition, AECOM

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. :: Aligning Nature-Based Solutions with Energy Projects

Emily Corwin, Director of Nature-Based Engineering Solutions, Conservation International

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. :: Biodiversity Conservation

  • Sustainable forestry
  • Landscape restoration
  • Watershed investments

Sam Whitin, Coastal Resilience Director, EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. :: Conservation Finance & Disaster Risk Mitigation

  • Financial services for adaptation and ecosystem services
  • Natural capital and disaster risk management
  • Flood funding
  • Dealing with the pandemic and reduced tax revenues

Philippe Brahin, Head Americas, Public Sector Solutions, Swiss Re

Speakers

  • Philippe Brahin, Head Americas, Public Sector Solutions, Swiss Re

  • Robert Brears, Founder, Our Future Water; Founder, Urban Water Security Center

  • Emily Corwin, Director of Nature-Based Engineering Solutions, Conservation International

  • Michele Moore, Director, Office of Recovery and Resilience, New York City Housing Authority

  • Heather Morgan, Sustainability and Risk Management Lead, AECOM

  • Joel Sonkin, Director of Resiliency + Energy Transition, AECOM

  • Sam Whitin, Coastal Resilience Director, EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC

Online Delivery

We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: After November 30 you will not be able to join a Teams meeting using Internet Explorer 11. Microsoft recommends downloading and installing the Teams app if possible. You may also use the Edge browser or Chrome.
  • You will receive a meeting invitation will include a link to join the meeting.
  • Separate meeting invitations will be sent for the morning and afternoon sessions of the course.
    • You will need to join the appropriate meeting at the appropriate time.
  • If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
  • The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.

Register

Please Note: This event is being conducted entirely online. All attendees will connect and attend from their computer, one connection per purchase. For details please see our FAQ

If you are unable to attend at the scheduled date and time, we make recordings available to all registrants for three business days after the event

Event Standard RateAttendees
Single Connection - Fundamentals for Disaster Risk Mitigation Through Nature-Based SolutionsUS $ 795.00
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Pack of 20 ConnectionsUS $ 9,540.00
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Cancellation Policy

Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Cancellations must be received on or before April 30, 2021 in order to be refunded and will be subject to a US $195.00 processing fee per registrant. No refunds will be made after this date. Cancellations received after this date will create a credit of the tuition (less processing fee) good toward any other EUCI event. This credit will be good for six months from the cancellation date. In the event of non-attendance, all registration fees will be forfeited. In case of conference cancellation, EUCIs liability is limited to refund of the event registration fee only. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and refunds, please contact our offices at 303-770-8800

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Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must log in and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Instructional Methods:

Case Studies, Panel Discussions and PowerPoint presentations will be used in the program.

Who Should Attend

Investors, designers, and operators of public works as well as private corporations with significant asset and value holdings. Specifically, those in high-risk areas who are looking to incorporate nature-based solutions to mitigate climate threats.

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