5/6 NEC Webinar: ‘Risk & Resilience – Billion Dollar Disaster Analysis and U.S. Infrastructure’ with Adam Smith, Applied Climatologist, NOAA
May 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
‘Risk & Resilience – Billion Dollar Disaster Analysis and U.S. Infrastructure’ with Adam Smith, Applied Climatologist, National Centers for Environmental Information, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Date: Thursday, May 6
Time: 12pm to 1pm EST
Applied Climatologist Adam Smith discusses the historical context of the outsized number and severity of disasters in 2020 that exceed one billion dollars in damage. Mr. Smith, who leads the calculation of the costs of large natural disasters impact on the U.S., will also explain how such figures are informing the White House’s American Jobs Plan, and a path forward for building and upgrading infrastructure to reduce the cost of damage from large weather events and other natural disasters.
REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Registration will remain open until 11am, Thursday, May 6, 2021. You should receive a confirmation email after registering but the link to the webinar will come in a separate email on the morning of the event. If you do not receive a confirmation email or the event link by 11am the day of the event, please contact the NEC for that or any other questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About our speaker:
Adam Smith is an applied climatologist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Centers for Environmental Information and is a leading expert for U.S. research to quantify weather extremes & climate disaster costs across society, government and industry sectors. His research seeks to homogenize and transition disparate disaster data sources into better quality-controlled disaster cost frameworks, as research tools. Additionally, Smith is the PI and innovator behind the quarterly report on U.S. Billion-dollar Weather and Climate Disasters (1980-present) and annual reporting: http://www.climate.gov/disasters2020. (Read more here)