Advancing System Preparedness for Climate-Change Impacts

Course Details

Climate disasters — including droughts, heat waves, hail, hurricanes, tornados, wildfires, and severe weather and winter storms — are affecting communities across the globe with increased frequency and at higher costs. A do-nothing approach will place communities at a disadvantage and may lead to more severe consequences in the long run. Long-term outlooks and solutions are needed to prepare for future climate disasters.

Resiliency looks different across states and regions. This presentation examines strategies to plan and prepare for hazardous disruptions caused by natural and human-made disasters. By sharing various practice approaches, presenters offer tools, methods, new climate science, and risk-assessment methodologies. The course explores assessment, design, and implementation aspects of proactive stormwater management, coastal flood-control programs, disaster recovery, and infrastructure resiliency. Obtain a playbook to help prepare your community for more frequent hazards.

Learning Outcomes

  • Leverage stakeholders to prepare for and adapt to changing conditions and requirements.
  • Assess a framework for identifying and prioritizing vulnerable assets.
  • Build strategies to become more resilient.