The 46th Annual Natural Hazards Workshop – July 11th – 14th, 2021 – and the NHMA Practitioners’ Meeting Agenda – July 15, 2021

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Click here to view the NHMA Practitioner’s Meeting Agenda for July 15, 2021.


Below is a copy of the Natural Hazards 46th Annual Workshop announcement e-mail:


Workshop Links

Register Now!

Workshop Theme

Workshop Schedule

Keynote Address

Poster Session Abstracts

Research and Practice
Highlights

New ReadsMeet the Authors

Student Paper Competition

Disaster Dash

Researchers Meeting

Practitioners Meeting

NHC Twitter Updates

Update Contact Preferences

Questions?

Dear :

I am so pleased to announce that registration for the 46th Annual Natural Hazards Research and Applications Workshop is now open. Our program this year focuses on the theme of The Hazards and Disaster Workforce: Preparing to Meet 21st Century Challenges.

This year’s Workshop will again be held virtually. We hope you will join us for the Workshop July 11-14 and the Researchers Meeting that follows July 14-15.

Keynote: This year’s opening keynote speaker, Chauncia Willis, is the co-founder and CEO of the Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management. She is an emergency manager, professional coach, and cultural diversity professional with more than 20 years of experience, as well as the author of Stretching: The Race towards Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in America. Her keynote address will provide an introduction to the challenges and opportunities associated with growing and diversifying the hazards and disaster workforce.

Program: Thanks to the many thoughtful suggestions we received, we have crafted a schedule that highlights efforts aimed at cultivating a demographically diverse and highly skilled workforce. To that end, the plenary and concurrent sessions will help us to carefully consider gaps in workforce development, as well as to chart a strategy that ensures we are ready to reduce disaster risk and promote collective well-being. We will again host a number of special training sessions, roundtable events, and other opportunities for networking.

Registration: Registration is now open, so please register soon! All Workshop sessions will be streamed live, allowing for maximum audience interaction through the virtual platform. Please note that we will also record and post all sessions so they can be viewed at the times that are most convenient for registrants. If you have colleagues who would like to attend the Workshop, we ask that you share this email and encourage them to register as well!

Submissions: Submissions for the Workshop Poster Sessions, Research and Practice Highlights, and the New Reads—Meet the Authors event are due May 28. Please read the guidelines and consider submitting so that other Workshop attendees can learn about your work. All abstracts and highlights will be published online.

Additional Opportunities: Please sign up for the 7th Annual Bill Anderson Fund Disaster Dash! The 5K fun run or walk will be virtual again this year, so you can join from anywhere in the world. Also, undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit their research to the Student Paper Competition—the deadline is June 11.

Researchers Meeting: This year we are again collaborating with the International Sociological Association Research Committee on Disasters (ISA-RC39) to host an add-on Researchers Meeting on July 14-15. All are welcome and encouraged to join the meeting, which will focus on Advances in Longitudinal Disaster Recovery Research.

Practitioners Meeting: We are thrilled that the Natural Hazard Mitigation Association is again hosting its annual Practitioners Meeting on July 15. Emergency managers, mitigation practitioners, and others who are concerned with reducing hazard risk are invited to attend. The theme of this year’s meeting is Building Community Capacity for Disaster Risk Reduction. Registration for this add-on meeting is free.

Updates or Questions: Please notify us of any changes to your email address or subscription preferences on our sign-up page. You can also get Workshop updates and the latest in hazards news from our Twitter feed. If you have questions or require additional information, please email us at: hazards.workshop@colorado.edu.

We look forward to welcoming you to the virtual Workshop this summer as we come together to clarify the role that our workforce will continue to play in creating a more just and sustainable world.

Please take care of yourself and others.

Lori Peek, Director
Natural Hazards Center

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NHMA Practitioners’ Meeting: “BUILDING COMMUNITY CAPACITY FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION” Thursday, July 15th, 2021 (Following NHC Workshop)

NHMA is pleased to announce its Practitioners’ Meeting:

“BUILDING COMMUNITY CAPACITY FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION”

Thursday, July 15th, 2021 (Following the NHC Workshop)

The Natural Hazard Mitigation Association is again hosting its annual Practitioners Meeting on July 15th, 2021, following the NHC Workshop. Emergency managers, mitigation practitioners, and others who are concerned with reducing hazard risk are invited to attend. The theme of this year’s meeting is Building Community Capacity for Disaster Risk Reduction. Registration for this add-on meeting is free.

The theme of this year’s meeting is Building Community Capacity for Disaster Risk Reduction. This theme was chosen to highlight innovative and practical community resilience activities. Program sessions and workshops will focus on fresh insights, broad visions, and inclusive management techniques that create fundamental change ensuring long-term resilience in communities at home and abroad. It also reflects that mitigation and resiliency measures take place at the community level—it is therefore imperative that we facilitate the participation of the whole community.

Sessions will encourage thoughts on how the roles of education, awareness, and commitment to whole community resilience can affect changes at the federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial level. Through active engagement on these topics, the Natural Hazard Mitigation Association hopes to build on the momentum of mitigation and resilience activities and measures, recently increased federal funding, collaboration, networking, and the goals of true convergence.

Meeting participants have the opportunity to learn from each other and some of the nation’s brightest mitigation subject matter experts. We will collectively tackle difficult issues such as risk awareness, environmental and economic uncertainty, sustainable recovery, and furthering diversity, inclusion, and environmental justice in disaster management.

This meeting will feature an opening plenary session and four concurrent workshop sessions that allow attendees to learn and share their thoughts on specific topics. Attendees will be able to drop into concurrent sessions as they prefer, and facilitators will provide session overviews for those who are not able to attend. Sessions will also be recorded for future viewing*.

Please see the schedule below for more information (or click here to view it as PDF). Questions can be addressed to Thomas Hughes at thughes@pa.gov or Mary Baker at mbaker@jeo.com. For more information on the NHMA, please visit the NHMA website.

*Sessions at the 2021 Practitioners Meeting will be video recorded. Recordings may be shared via the NHMA website, newsletter, social media outlets, or in other materials created by NHMA. Attendance at the event implies consent to be recorded for these purposes.


Thursday, July 15, 2021

8:30 to 9:00 a.m. MDT
Welcome and Update on NHMA Initiatives
9:00 to 9:45 a.m. MDT
Plenary: National Perspectives
9:45 to 10:00 a.m. MDT
Break

Breakout Session A

10:00 to 11:00 a.m. MDT
Addressing Benefit-Cost Analyses from the Community Perspective: Potential Solutions

Developing Operational Community Hazard Mitigation Plans

Breakout Session B

11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. MDT
Integrating Disaster Risk Reduction Plans: Developing Actionable Objectives

Developing a Practical Community Resilience Initiative: Tools, Strategies, and the Potential Role of Land/Sea Grant Universities

12:15 to 12:30 p.m. MDT
Break
12:30 to 1:00 p.m. MDT
Session Overviews and Open Discussion
1:00 to 1:30 p.m. MDT
Social Hour

Announcing the 46th Annual Natural Hazards Workshop – July 11-14, 2021 – followed by Researchers Meeting July 14-15

Registration for the 46th Annual Natural Hazards Research and Applications Workshop is now open – it will again be held virtually. This year’s theme is The Hazards and Disaster Workforce: Preparing to Meet 21st Century Challenges.

The Workshop will be held July 11-14, followed by the Researchers Meeting July 14-15.

For details and Registration, visit: https://hazards.colorado.edu/workshop/2021/theme?utm_source=NHC+Master+List&utm_campaign=cd7f08c6c1-CallforContributions_2019_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_dabc309806-cd7f08c6c1-54422253

NHMA Webinar: Building Codes – May 24, 2021 – 1:00 PM Eastern Time

NHMA is please to announce its second webinar:

BUILDING CODES

Presented by John Ingargiola, Lead Physical Scientist, FEMA’s Building Sciences Branch and Dale Thomure, CHM Manager, with Insurance Services Office (ISO)/Verisk Analytics

DATE & TIME:  May 24, 2021 01:00 PM Eastern Time

REGISTER HERE

Please Join the Natural Hazard Mitigation Association (NHMA) with the 2nd delivery of our webinar series as we discuss building code effectiveness with the Federal Emergency Management Agency during observance of Building Safety Month. Presenters will be John Ingargiola, Lead Physical Scientist, FEMA’s Building Sciences Branch and Dale Thomure, CHM Manager, with Insurance Services Office (ISO)/Verisk Analytics, on the Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule (BCEGS). As many of you are aware, the BCEGS rating is part of the application process for FEMA’s Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) funding that will open again this fall. Speakers will provide information on “No Codes/No Confidence 2.0″ Campaign, importance and community impacts through use of higher standard code enforcement measures, and touch on the nation’s need for capacity building through the use of mutual aid and Disaster Risk Reduction Act of 2019’s Section 1206.

Register Now for Resilience 2021: Rising Sea Levels and Flood Damage – May 18, 2021 @ 1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern Time – Free to Attend – Limited Space

Click here to view Rising Sea Levels and Flood Damage–May 18, 2021 as a PDF.


National Institute of Building Sciences Presents:

Resilience 2021: Rising Sea Levels and Flood Damage

May 18, 2021 @ 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Eastern Time

Free to Attend – Limited Space

REGISTER NOW

Floods are the most common and widespread of all weather-related natural disasters. According to testimony from Federal Emergency Management Agency representative Michael Grimm, flood damage cost approximately $17 billion each year between 2010 and 2018. Rising sea levels and extreme weather could cause $20 billion of flood damage to at-risk U.S. homes this year, rising to $32 billion by 2051, according to recent research by flood research non-profit First Street Foundation.

There are many causes of flooding. They include heavy rains, storm surge, quickly melting snow, and breaks in dams or levees. A flood can occur within minutes and last a long period of time. No state or territory in the U.S. is spared, and tragically, floods kill more people in the U.S. than tornadoes, hurricanes or lightning.

In this installment of the Resilience 2021 series, we will cover:

  • Flood resilience and mitigation efforts
  • The National Flood Insurance Program
  • Flood risk in the Continental U.S.

Panelist

JALEESA TATE
State Hazard Mitigation Officer (SHMO) and Branch Manager for the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)

DAVID I. MAURSTAD
FEMA Deputy Assoc. Administrator for Insurance & Mitigation, Senior Executive of the National Flood Insurance Program

Moderator

MELISSA ROBERTS
Founder and Executive Director, American Flood Coalition

RESILIENCE 2021:  Extreme Weather and Rising Sea Levels Cause More Flood Damage Every Year. What Can We Do?

Date: May 18, 2021
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Cost: Free (limited registration)

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Accredited for: 1 AIA LU/HSW

Pre-Hurricane Storm Season Event – May 20, 2021 @ 1:00 – 2:30pm EDT

Click here to view Enterprise Webinar Pre-Hurricane Season Event as a PDF.


Pre-Hurricane Storm Season Event

Please join Enterprise Community Partners,  Fannie Mae, and Bellwether Enterprise:
Date: Thursday, May 20th, 2021
Time: 1:00 – 2:30pm EDT
*Sesión estará disponible en español

Register Today

Forecasts for the upcoming storm and fire season are dire — climate change is aggravating existing challenges for communities, homes, and infrastructure. Affordable housing owners and operators are struggling to maintain healthy homes, income, and business continuity before, during and after crisis events. As the Affordable Housing Crisis persists and grows deeper, the importance of preserving existing affordable housing is protected and safeguarded from extreme natural hazards.

Join Enterprise and Fannie Mae to discuss forecasts for the upcoming season and how the industry is responding to risk, and solutions and strategies to mitigate and adapt to climate risk to ensure communities are safe and affordable housing is preserved.


Speakers

  • Priscilla Almodovar, Chief Executive Officer, Enterprise Community Partners
  • Mark BoveSenior Vice President Natural Catastrophe Solutions, Munich Reinsurance America
  • Tim Judge, Vice President, Climate Impact at Fannie Mae
  • Mike Hernandez, Vice President Disaster Response and Rebuild, Fannie Mae
  • Michael Newman, Senior Director Law and Public Policy, Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS)
  • Laurie Schoeman, National Director, Resilience and Recovery, Enterprise Community Partners
  • Brian McLaughlin, President, Enterprise Community Development

www.EnterpriseCommunity.org

11000 Broken Land Parkway | Suite 700 | Columbia, MD 21044

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Open Application – Equitable Path Forward: New York Grants – deadline: May 28th, 2021, at 11:59 PM EST.

Click here to view Enterprise-Equitable Path Forward, New York Grants as a PDF.


Open Application
Equitable Path Forward: New York Grants

MAY 4, 2021

Property management and development firms owned by Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) and other historically marginalized groups play an integral part in the property management and development of affordable housing in New York State. Yet, they continue to face systemic barriers that impede their growth and sustainability.

For decades, the affordable housing, community development and commercial real estate sectors have been lucrative for the mostly white-led organizations that control them, even as they serve to create affordable rental homes primarily in neighborhoods of color. This inequity resulting from decades of discrimination and continued disinvestment calls for a solution to support for-profit development and/or management firms, owned by BIPOC or other historically marginalized groups, in the affordable housing industry looking to grow their pipelines and strengthen operations. This is especially critical given the tighter margins to developing and operating housing as a result of Covid-19.

To help address racial disparities in capital access within the affordable housing industry, Enterprise is pleased to launch Equitable Path Forward: New York Grants, a program designed to help for-profit NYS Affordable Housing Development and Management firms owned by BIPOC or other historically marginalized groups accelerate their development pipeline and fortify their development or property management infrastructure.

Through this initiative, Enterprise will provide grants of up to $450,000 to twelve management and/or development firms, owned by BIPOC or other historically marginalized groups, that focus on affordable housing in New York State.

The application deadline is May 28th, 2021, at 11:59 PM EST.  A pre-application conference will be held May 13th, 2021, at 2:00 PM EST. To register, please click here.

Please contact Camila Fernandez at cfernandez@enterprisecommunity.org with any questions.

Apply Here

Enterprise Resources

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, Enterprise New York is closely following the local, state and federal government’s policy response and guidance for affordable housing.

  • Housing Provider Resources: We are providing regular updates on resources for housing providers and residents on our website and on social media. View a list of Enterprise’s partner trainings and recorded webinars here.

Resilient Futures: View Enterprise’s Covid-19 resource hub here.

Multi-State and National Earthquake Assistance Grant – Notice of Funding Opportunity – Application period closes at 3pm Mountain time on June 15th

Multi-State and National Earthquake Assistance Grant – Notice of Funding Opportunity

Application period closes at 3pm Mountain time on June 15th


The National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program Multistate and National Earthquake Assistance Notice of Funding Opportunity has been posted to Grants.gov. A PDF can be viewed here.

Please do pass this along to potentially interested nonprofits and institutions of higher education. Please note that, at a minimum, a grantee would be providing earthquake mitigation support to 10-13 states (either an Eastern or Western “Region”), or the nation as a whole.

The application period closes at 3pm Mountain time on June 15th. Please see a list of eligible grant activities on pages 43-45.

 

May RMD News Flash Article Solicitation – Submissions Due by May 12, 2021

A Message to Risk Management Directorate Staff/Colleagues/Partners


On behalf of Vince Brown, this email serves as a request for articles to include in the May RMD National News Flash, to be published on May 25, 2021.

As a reminder, due to growing interest in our monthly News Flash and a desire to share and repurpose content for external audiences, the News Flash is now subject to External Affairs concurrence.

Please provide any topics and program updates that you wish to share with the broader Risk Management audience, and please follow the guidelines below for article submission. Additionally, if you know of any upcoming events you wish to be highlighted, please include them. For example, we would love to feature RMD accomplishments, achievements, best practices, and lessons learned as they relate to National Building Safety Month, National Dam Safety Day or National Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 9-15).

For the News Flash, deadlines and requirements are as follows:

Deadlines

  • Please submit articles and/or event information for the May News Flash no later than Wednesday May 12, 2021.
    • Note that, due to a significant increase in monthly submissions, articles sent after the May 12th deadline may be added to next month’s queue.

Requirements  

  • Please ensure your articles are 2-3 paragraphs in length, focused on key takeaways or “soundbites,” and contain all necessary links to additional content or resources as needed.
  • Please include a creative title to capture the attention of readers.
  • Please include the author’s name and email address.
  • Please include a picture as a separate jpg/png and a brief caption with your article submission as needed. Please try and identify any people in the photo for the caption.
  • Please ensure that all definable acronyms are spelled out at first use.
  • Please be aware that due to the current number of articles the News Flash receives your article may be published in the next issue. If this happens, you will be notified by a member of the News Flash team.

Managing Communications

To add, remove, or update email addresses or to receive communications related to the News Flash, including topic solicitation emails, please contact Vincent Brown (Vincent.brown@fema.dhs.gov) copying Madison Ryon (mryon@hwcinc.com). If you are receiving this email, you are already on this distribution list. 

To manage your e-mail subscription to the RMD National News Flash, including       being added to the distribution list, please visit the GovDelivery site here.

Best regards,
– Vincent Brown

Vincent J. Brown
Senior Program Specialist | Data & Communications Branch
Risk Management Directorate | Federal Insurance & Mitigation Administration |Resilience
C: (202) 365-5338 | O: (202) 646-2725
vincent.brown@fema.dhs.gov