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December 5, 2016
Soils: The Foundation of Life
Workshop


December 6, 2016
The Military as a Pathway to Skilled Technical Jobs

December 12, 2016
Robotics and Artificial Intelligence: Policy Implications for the Next Decade


December 15, 2016
Measuring the Impact of Federal Investments in R&D

December 15, 2016
Enhancing National Laboratory Partnership and Commercialization Opportunities
Webinar


Media Coverage
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State of Resilience Leadership Forum and Community Workshop
(June 2016) View media coverage
Report on Disaster Resilience: A National Imperative
 (November 2012) View media coverage
 
Ongoing Project Coverage
                          
September 27, 2016
Group studying Charleston’s “Historic Flood” resiliency
WCBD News 2
The Resilient America program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine is in Charleston County this week compiling data.

August 26, 2015
We must build resilience into our communities
Nature
The US National Academy of Sciences is helping us to extend the idea to the United States through its Resilient America Roundtable.

July 27, 2015
What Is Community Resilience?
Emergency Management
“Fifty years ago there were no flood maps. Anyone could do whatever they wanted on a flood plain,” said Gene Whitney, a member of the Committee on Increasing National Resilience to Hazards and Disasters at the National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council.



Events

State of Resilience Leadership Forum and Community Workshop  (June 2016) (view event details)

July 21, 2016
Nature: A Better, Faster, Cost-Effective Answer for Climate Resilience?
Triple Pundit (Blog)
Earlier this month, I was a featured speaker at a forum on the State of Resilience hosted by the National Academy of Sciences. In the panel’s closing remarks, Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick, who retired last week as chief of the Army Corps of Engineers, spotlighted living shorelines as a “natural way that we can reclaim some of our land and take the focus off of expensive infrastructure.”

June 29, 2016
US Needs Smarter Disaster Planning
Scientific American
"The lesson we keep learning is that past data is not keeping up with changing environmental trends, population densities, technology," said FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate during a gathering at the National Academy of Sciences focused on resilience.

June 29, 2016
ADAPTATION: FEMA chief: Warming requires better post-disaster planning
Climate Wire (subscription only)
"The lesson we keep learning is that past data is not keeping up with changing environmental trends, population densities, technology," said FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate during a gathering at the National Academy of Sciences focused on resilience.



Related Reports

Animal TestingDisaster Resilience: A National Imperative (November 2012)
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December 11, 2013
Officials give OK to Develop Disaster Plan
Tribune-Review
The idea resulted from President Obama's emphasis on disaster resilience as a national imperative based on a report by the National Academy of Sciences. 
August 21, 2013
Cutter: Preparing for the Worst Should be a Nonpartisan Issue
The State
A recent report by the National Research Council provides a path for enhancing disaster resilience. A bill based on the report's recommendations was introduced this summer in the U.S. Senate by Sens. Kristen Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Roger Wicker, R-Miss.

January 31, 2013
Preparing Transportation for Climate Change
Energy Collective
To be clear, there are examples of leaders in climate preparedness as profiled in the NCA as well as in resources such as the National Academies new report on Disaster Resilience: A National Imperative (report and handy, brief executive summary...

January 30, 2013
Preparing Transportation for Climate Change: We Are Not Ready
Natural Resources Defense Council (blog)
To be clear, there are examples of leaders in climate preparedness as profiled in the NCA as well as in resources such as the National Academies new report on Disaster Resilience: A National Imperative (report and handy, brief executive summary...

August 9, 2012
New Focus on National Resiliency Needed, Says Report
Fierce Homeland Security
A focus on resiliency should replace a disaster response status quo that will prove increasingly costly in lives and expenses, says an Aug. 1 report from the National Academy of Sciences. The report, sponsored by a swath of federal agencies and researchers, calls for...

August 8, 2012
Better Disaster Resilience is Necessary for US
Laboratory Equipment
Increasing the nation's resilience to natural and human-caused disasters will require complementary federal policies and locally driven actions that center on a national vision, says a new report from the National Academies. Improving resilience should...

August 3, 2012
Disaster Resilience Report Identifies Steps for Improvement
CIDRAP
The report and recommendations come from a National Academies committee that released its findings on Aug 1, ironically amid dramatic news headlines of a massive power failure in India that left 670 million people without electricity, some for as long as 2 days...

August 3, 2012
Disaster Planning Requires Long-term National Effort
FierceHealthcare
In 2011 alone, natural disasters in the United States cost more than $55 billion, with 14 events costing more than a billion dollars in economic damages each, according to a National Research Council report sponsored by the Institute of Medicine...

August 1, 2012
Dealing with Natural Disasters, and Beyond
Knowledge at Wharton Today
A report titled Disaster Resiliency: A National Imperative was released today by the National Research Council (NRC), an arm of the National Academies of Science...

August 1, 2012
"We Are Not Going to Wait for Someone to Save Us"
The Huffington Post
In response to this ongoing problem, the National Academy of Sciences just released a report entitled Disaster Resilience: A National Imperative. I was privileged to be a member of the committee that generated this report. Over nearly two years...

August 1, 2012
Resilience to Disaster is Goal of New Report
Albany Times Union
The report, Disaster Resilience: A National Imperative, issued Wednesday by The National Academies, examines how to better prepare for, and recover from, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes and other disasters. "In the Capital Region, I think we could use...

 

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