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Resilient America Roundtable member, Dr. Lucy Jones, is featured in major U.S. media for her distinguished career at the U.S. Geological Survey as a seismologist: Seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones' Tips to Survive An Earthquake ~ Lucy Jones is leaving her job - to shake up more than just earthquakes ~ Lucy Jones: Saving Lives on Fault Lines ~ California's "Earthquake Lady" set to retire from rock star life.
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Roundtable member, Mr. Roy Wright, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Deputy Associate Administrator for Insurance and Mitigation, was invited to guest lecture at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton Business School about challenges in reforming the National Flood Insurance Program
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Roundtable member,Linda Langston, became the new director of strategic relations at the National Association of Counties (NACo).  The former Linn County Supervisor has held several leadership positions at NACo and started its Resilient Counties Initiative.
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Roundtable member, Dr. Lucy Jones, featured in U.S. media outlets for her long career at t ...
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Roundtable member, Mr. Roy Wright, guest lectured at the Wharton Business school about the National ...
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Roundtable member, Linda Langston, takes on a new position at NACo
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Roundtable member, Dr. Lori Peek, selected as finalist for Colorado Book Award
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The ResilientAmerica Roundtable will host a two-day event on the State of Resilience to convene leaders, experts, and diverse community stakeholders who are shaping the resilience narrative through their efforts to discuss the current state of resilience, ways to incentivize resilience, and the impacts of their resilience building initiatives. 

 
 
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The logo 140px Roundtable and its programs aim to help communities and the nation 
build resilience to extreme events, save lives, and reduce the physical and economic costs of disasters.  
Pilot Communities
IowaSCWashington
Cedar Rapids, IACharleston, SCSeattle, WA
Following catastrophic floods in 2008, Cedar Rapids/Linn County has come back stronger and is continuing its efforts to become more prepared and build resilience to future flood events and other hazards. Charleston, a vibrant, historic city, is addressing persistent flooding events, storm surge, and hurricanes and their impacts on critical infrastructure and infrastructure systems. Some of the issues Seattle is focusing on include climate adaptation, equity, and rapid economic growth.  Among the natural hazards it faces are earthquakes, volcanoes, and landslides.
 
Upcoming and Recent Events

June 28-29, 2016 - The Resilient America Roundtable will host the State of Resilience Leadership Forum and Workshop in Washington, DC.  More details soon!

February 23, 2016 - The Charleston Resilience Network hosted a symposium, Understanding the 2015 Charleston Floods, in Charleston, SC. Roundtable members Dr. Gerald Galloway, Gerald McSwiggan, and Ellis Stanley moderated panels.

December 8, 2015 - Two members of Resilient America's local Charleston team are presenting at a webinar, Southeast & Caribbean Climate CoP. Register to attend.


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Message from the Co-Chairs

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine formed the Resilient America Roundtable to help build resilience to extreme events in communities across the nation. Read more...

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Co-Chairs (M. Granger Morgan, Carnegie Mellon University, and Eduardo Martinez, UPS Foundation) talk about Resilient America

 


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