February 25, 2015

Panel: Regional Resilience in the Pacific Northwest – Feb 27

Jason Biermann, who co-managed the Oso landslide (what has become to be known as “the smallest biggest disaster”) is one of the speakers along with a number of experts in the Pacific Northwest region.
 
Towards Regional Resilience in the Pacific Northwest
February 27, 2015 1:30 PM (Liu Institute, Multi-purpose room)
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This panel will explore the climate and natural hazard-related interdependencies of our Cascadia bioregion and investigate the question of whether the regional level is the ultimate scale for planning resilience.
 
The Pacific Northwest is a unique region in which climate change is expected to exacerbate many of the natural hazard risks irrespective of political and international boundaries. This panel will explore the climate and natural hazard-related interdependencies of our Cascadia bioregion and investigate the question of whether the regional level is the ultimate scale for planning resilience. Perspectives will be gained from a diverse array of panelists from BC and Washington representing the public, private, non-profit, and industry sectors.

 
Speakers:
Jason Biermann, Deputy Director, Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management, Washington
Steven Whitney, Senior Program Officer, The Bullitt Foundation, Seattle, Washington
Jeff Hortobagyi, Corporate Business Continuity Office, TELUS Communications

Moura Quayle, Director, Liu Institute for Global Issues; Professor, Strategic Design, University of British Columbia

Moderator: John Oakley, Resilience strategist, Translink; Former Senior Regional Manager, Southwest Region, Emergency Management British Columbia

Schedule:
1:30pm – 2:45pm Panel Discussion
2:45pm – 3:30pm Group Discussion and a Networking Opportunity over coffee
Register as part of the 7th Annual SCARP Symposium: Contours and Coastlines: [De] Constructing the Pacific Northwest:
http://scarpsymposium.ca/Register for this event only: RSVP to
lily.yumagulova@gmail.com

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