Sandy, One Year Later: Looking to the Future
Part of the Lewis M. Branscomb Forum series
One year after Superstorm Sandy made landfall, the Union of Concerned Scientists will co-host a full-day forum to discuss what we’ve learned and what we still need to do in order to make New Jersey more resilient and help the region plan for the future. The event will be held at Monmouth University and will be webcast live nationwide.
The danger from extreme weather events, particularly coastal flooding, will increase in the coming years. As we brace for more damaging storms, we must: improve prediction, response and recovery; better integrate science in risk assessments; create more resilient infrastructure; and ensure that communities have what they need in order to make good planning decisions that benefit all community members. The forum will bring together individuals from a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds for a frank and honest discussion of the challenges we face and the choices we have to make.
An agenda and speaker list will be available on the forum webpage soon. I hope you can join us.
Outreach Coordinator, Center for Science and Democracy
Union of Concerned Scientists
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