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Role of the Environmental Professional in Disaster Preparedness, Planning, and Recovery

March 26, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

| $65

This webinar addresses the best practices, federal planning, and land use planning initiatives being developed to aid in the resiliency of our communities in the face of natural disaster.

With the recent events in the Philippines and domestic emergencies from extreme winter events, as well as recovery from Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina, there is a growing question about the role of the environmental professional in planning for such events and the integration of related information into the environmental process. Major environmental disasters, such as super storms, flooding, and wildfire, are increasing in both frequency and intensity. Environmental professionals have the potential to be invaluable in environmental disaster preparedness and disaster recovery due to their diverse skill sets, such as nimble and adaptive resource management, regulatory compliance and development, and public coordination. . This webinar aims to evaluate the role of environmental professionals in disaster preparedness and recovery both in the past and in looking forward.

Please join us as a Hurricane Sandy recovery support practitioner, FEMA representative, and The Nature Conservancy resiliency leader, speak on the exciting ideas and initiatives being accomplished under the National Disaster Recovery Framework, including lessons learned and real examples from the Hurricane Sandy recovery and in planning efforts being conducted jointly with the Department of the Interior and the Nature Conservancy.

Our panel of experienced speakers is as follows:

•John A. Miller, P.E., CFM, CSM—Water Resources Engineer and Certified Floodplain and Stormwater Manager at Princeton Hydro, presenting lessons learned in recovery efforts from Delaware River flooding and from Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey.

•Karen Helbrecht – Mitigation Planner, FEMA Headquarters, Washington, DC, speaking on the National Disaster Recovery Framework.

•Sarah Woodhouse Murdock – Director of U.S. Climate Change Adaptation Policy at The Nature Conservancy, discussing the strategies of federal flood hazard risk reduction through Conservancy place-based conservation examples.

•Moderator: Erica Boulanger – Senior NEPA Planner, Cardno TEC; 10-year NEPA practitioner.

Office of Christopher B. Burke Engineering, 9575 W. Higgins Rd., Rosemont,  IL  60018 or Office of HNTB Corporation, One South Wacker, Suite 900, Chicago, IL 60606

Registration Fees:

*        IAEP members $ 25

*        Non-members $  65   (includes a 1 year IAEP general membership)


Seating is limited.  Please register prior to March 24, 2014.



March 26, 2014
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Illinois Association of Environmental Professionals


HNTB Corporation
One South Wacker Ste 900, Chicago, 60606
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