Adam Rose Appointed to NASEM Committee on Hazard Mitigation and Resilience

Workshop 2 – Compounding and Cascading Events

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 
8:00 am-3:00 pm PDT

This virtual workshop is for the Committee on Hazard Mitigation and Resilience Applied Research Topics to gather data for their second consensus report on the theme “Compounding and Cascading Events." The Workshop will feature four panels consisting of academics, community leaders, and industry experts on this topic.

The goal of this workshop is to frame the multi-dimensional aspects of compounding and cascading extreme events for identifying additional research needed in the field of hazard mitigation, adaptation, and resilience. Panelists will be asked to address the topics, below, with consideration to:

Strategies and investments to improve services and functions, including access and equity, to achieve resilient infrastructure for compounding and cascading extreme events.
Challenges and opportunities within these strategies and investments that may benefit from further investigation and research to facilitate better outcomes.

For more information, and to review the workshop agenda and panelist biographies, click here.

Workshop 1 – Equitable and Resilient Infrastructure Investments

Thursday, March 17, 2022 
8:00 am-3:00 pm PDT

This Workshop is for the Committee on Hazard Mitigation and Resilience Applied Research Topics to gather data for their first consensus report on the theme “Equitable and Resilient Infrastructure Investments". The Workshop will feature five panels consisting of academics, community leaders, and industry experts on this topic.

The goal of this workshop is to determine unmet applied research needs of equitable and resilient infrastructure investments in the field of hazard mitigation and resilience. Panelists will be asked to address the topics, below, with consideration to:

•  Strategies and investments to improve services, functions, access, and equity across infrastructures for resiliency to hazards and extreme events.

•  Challenges and opportunities within these strategies and investments that may benefit from further investigation and research to facilitate better outcomes.

For more information, and to review the workshop agenda and panelist biographies, click here.

CREATE Senior Research Fellow Adam Rose has been appointed to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's (NASEM) Committee on Hazard Mitigation and Resilience Applied Research Topics. The appointment will continue through September 29, 2022.

The committee will organize two workshops that will focus on distinct hazard mitigation and resilience issues and research topic areas, such as compound and cascading hazard incidents; risk communication and decision making in a changing risk landscape; climate adaptation through nature-based solutions; and equity and social vulnerability considerations in risk and decision metrics. Following each workshop, the committee will prepare a brief consensus report that identifies and summarizes key research topics for the applied research community in the specific areas discussed at the workshop and in the open Roundtable sessions. Each report will contain findings but no recommendations and will be limited to the topics covered in those public discussions.

Participants will include individuals from public and private sectors, research, communications, behavioral/social science, and policy communities, and elected officials. Target audiences include the hazard mitigation and resilience applied research community, with the intended impact of spurring research that advances the field across government and society.

Professor Rose has done pioneering research on resilience at the conceptual, empirical and policy levels for 25 years. He has served on three National Academies Panels, including one on Earthquake Resilience. His recent publications can be accessed here.

For additional information on this National Academies Committee, including dates of upcoming meetings and workshops, please click here.

Posted January 19, 2022