Webinar: Climate change ongoing discussion

Meeting or Conference
Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)
18 Jul 2013

Risk reduction for critical infrastructure and facilities is fast becoming a major focus. From Hurricane Katrina to Superstorm Sandy to droughts and wildfires, recent weather events have helped shift attention to the role climate change has played in these noteworthy events. To learn more about the significance of climate change adaptation in the A/E/C federal market, register to attend this timely and informative interactive discussion. Industry experts will speak candidly about their recent experiences with Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy, and discuss long-range plans and insights for effective and resilient solutions. Noteworthy weather events suggest important trends and recent Executive Orders mandate evaluation of climate change vulnerability and potential mitigation and adaptation measures related to floods, storm surge, extreme weather (wind, hail, tornadoes), drought, wildfire, water shortage, navigable waterway closures, and other potential future scenarios that affect public facilities, general safety, and infrastructure readiness worldwide.

  • What threats does climate change pose to critical infrastructure?

  • How can engineering solutions address climate change challenges by increasing resilience and reducing risk?

  • Where have adaptation measures been used and with what results?

  • How can future potential costs and benefits be estimated and factored into key decisions?

  • How do future scenarios affect assumptions and plans about water supply, power consumption, and suitability of existing building and infrastructure systems for installations and other communities?

  • Are new procedures, credentialing systems, and other institutional changes dictating change in the A/E industry?

  • Is climate change becoming “the next big thing” in planning and engineering professional practice and federal facility asset management?

From the successes in greater New Orleans after Katrina, to the challenges posed by Superstorm Sandy, to routine considerations faced by key decision-makers evaluating future risks and uncertainties, examples will be discussed by those directly involved in understanding problems and shaping solutions. Subject matter experts will share and discuss status updates, obstacles, lessons learned, and future strategies for facility and infrastructure resilience within DOD service components and other federal agencies.

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Event fee

Member rates: industry - $100, small business - $50, military, government, academia - $25; Non-member rates: industry - $150, military, government, academia - $50

Target audience

  • Senior executives from government and industry

  • Policymakers

  • Infrastructure managers

  • Facility managers

  • A/E professionals

  • Insurance and finance industry

How to register

Please register online.


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