Working together to examine severe weather resilience best practices for communities in the northeast is more important than ever.

At this Leadership Forum, the 10th in our series, we will bring together leading experts and a wide variety of stakeholders from across the region to explore:

  • Lessons learned from Sandy: What are the best practices in boosting economic recovery, encouraging smart rebuilding and the role of insurance in community resilience?
  • Northeast and Mid-Atlantic perils: Was Sandy the "big one"? Has the risk view of this region and of global perils changed?
  • The readiness of our urban areas to deal with severe weather, particularly as it relates to key infrastructure systems (electricity, communications, transportation).
  • What is the appropriate role of government in education, response, recovery and risk mitigation efforts in a major weather-related disaster?
  • How natural barriers and land use can play a role in protecting communities against severe weather.

This is an invitation-only event for groups including:

  • Architects & Engineers
  • Contractors
  • Disaster First-Responders
  • Environmental Advocates
  • Mitigation Managers
  • Policymakers
  • Real Estate Developers
  • Urban Planners
  • Weather Specialists

There is no fee to attend this event. Registration details to follow. Please visit the Past Forums section on this site to view speakers, presentations and calls to action from our previous forums.


"Flood Insurance Vote Underscores Need for National Mitigation Strategy," by Josh Saks and Jimi Grande, Roll Call – April 21, 2014.
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"FEMA Announces Funding Opportunity for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants", by Newsroom America Feeds – April 16, 2014
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"Binghamton is Included in Flood Mitigation Grants", by Kathy Whyte, WNBF News – April 12, 2014
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"Rebuild by Design project would begin in Long Beach", by Anthony Rifilato & Vanessa Parker, LI Herald – April 10, 2014
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"State grants 26 homeowners $30,000 grants to raise homes in Brigantine", by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway, – April 4, 2014
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"Reducing Costs & Saving Lives Through Disaster Mitigation to be Subject of Hearing" –, March 29, 2013
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"FEMA accredits New Orleans' levees", AP, – Feb. 21, 2014
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"Interior's Strategic Sciences Group report on scenarios of Hurricane Sandy's impacts", by U.S. Department of the Interior Strategic Sciences Group – Feb. 5, 2014
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"Northridge Quake: 5 Concerns Now", By Jon Schuppe, – Jan. 17, 2014
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"Group talks prevention 20 years after Northridge quake", By Alisha Rosenwein-Noss and Jeong Park, UCLA Daily Bruin – Jan. 17, 2014
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"Business Leaders: Florida Could Be 'Silicon Valley of Wind Mitigation", Margie Menzel, NPR News – Jan. 2, 2014
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"New Double-Dune System Would Save Lives and Protect Homes During Future Storms", by New York RealEstateRama – Dec. 10, 2013
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"Announcing the release of a Report to Congress: Including Building Codes in the National Flood Insurance Program", FEMA – Dec. 2, 2013
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"Cuomo Announces Storm Protection Upgrade for Queens, Howard Beach", By Eric Anderson/ – Nov. 30, 2013
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"FLASH Announces University of Florida 'MitiGators' as Winners of RenaissanceRe $20,000 Challenge" – Nov. 21, 2013
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"Empower Floridians to invest in their safety", David Hart, – Nov. 7, 2013
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"N.J.'s wetlands, maybe our best protection from storms, under threat," By S.P Sullivan/ – October 28, 2013
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