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RAR Cedar Rapids June 2018 symposieum-news slider image
The Resilient America Roundtable is hosting an event in our Cedar Rapids pilot community, "Moving Forward: Pathways to Building Community Resilience," on June 19, 2018 as part of the events taking place throughout the city to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of their devastating 2008 flood. This event will explore new approaches to building community resilience and will highlight panel sessions with interactive discussions focused on three topic areas: at-risk populations, watershed management, and flood mapping/risk/insurance.  Register to attend!
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The Puget Sound Knowledge Exchange: Resources for Building Resilience was a huge success! The event brought together experts and community representatives from across the Central Puget Sound region to learn and share information about their challenges and successes related to implementing resilience efforts to address climate impacts and other hazards in their communities. Check out the summary of the event!
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During a recent community visit to Linn County, IA, in Oct 2017, RAR Member, Linda Langston, received an award from Dr. Pramod Dwivedi, Linn County Public Health. in recognition of her "service and dedication" to the Linn County Board of Health. Langston accompanied RAR staff to conduct focus groups and community meetings around flood resilience.
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On Sept. 27, the Resilient America Roundtable held its second meeting of 2017 in Irvine, CA. During the meeting, the Roundtable discussed the response and recovery efforts for Hurricanes Irma, Harvey, Katia, and Maria as well as other recent disasters. The Roundtable also discussed current projects, projects in development, and plans for the coming year. (Pictured: Kevin Heaslip, Ellis Stanley, Monica Schoch-Spana)
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Cedar Rapids Resilience Symposium
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Knowledge Exchange
Puget Sound Knowledge Exchange: Resources for Building Resilience
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RAR Member, Linda Langston, receives a Recognition Award from Linn County.
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Pilot Communities
Cedar Rapids, IACharleston, SCSeattle, WATulsa, OK
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.Tulsa, OK  is our newest pilot community! Two key areas we will focus on are economic supply chains and building capacity in disaster preparedness in diverse community organizations.

December 2018 - Newsletter and 2018 Year in Review
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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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Former co-chairs (M. Granger Morgan, Carnegie Mellon University, and Eduardo Martinez, UPS Foundation) talk about Resilient America


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