Union of Concerned Scientists hosts ‘Sandy, One Year Later: Looking to the Future’ Oct. 29, West Long Branch, NJ

Oct 18th, 2013 | By | Category: Climate Change

 

Aerial view of flooding after Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

Aerial view of flooding after Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

We’re already less than two weeks away from our full-day forum, Sandy, One Year Later: Looking to the Future. If you have not done so already, be sure to register for the live webcast of the forum today!

Sandy, One Year Later: Looking to the Future
Part of the Lewis M. Branscomb Forum series
When: Tuesday, October 29, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Where: Monmouth University, West Long Branch, New Jersey
Twitter: Follow the discussion using #CSDforum and #PostSandy

Presented by the Union of Concerned Scientists, Monmouth University, New Jersey Future, and the New Jersey Recovery Fund.

Check out the detailed agenda and list of keynote speakers, including:

  • Admiral Thad Allen, former director of relief and recovery efforts following Hurricane Katrina;
  • Hon. Christine Todd Whitman, former governor, state of New Jersey;
  • Hon. James Florio, former governor, state of New Jersey;
  • Tony Janetos, Ph.D., director, Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future; professor of earth and environment, Boston University; and
  • Mark Mauriello, former commissioner, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

Sandy, One Year Later: Looking to the Future

Tuesday, October 29, 8:30am-4:30pm | Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ

Superstorm Sandy flooded cities and changed coastlines, causing $75 billion in damage and making it the second-costliest extreme weather event in U.S. history.

But the consequences would have been far worse without modern science. 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 can access adequate information to make good planning decisions that benefit all community members.

One year after Superstorm Sandy made landfall, UCS is holding a full-day forum to discuss how the application of scientific information can make communities more resilient and help the region plan for the future. Participants can attend either in person or via webcast. The event is part of the Lewis M. Branscomb Forum series.

For more on this story, visit: Sandy, One Year Later: Looking to the Future | Union of Concerned Scientists.

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