Severe Weather & Critical Infrastructure Resilience: Preparing Washington D.C. Workshop

3.14.13

The Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP), the District Department of the Environment (DDOE), and the District Office of Planning (OP), held the Severe Weather & Critical Infrastructure Resilience: Preparing Washington D.C. workshop to gather stakeholder input to help shape future resilience efforts to ensure they reflect stakeholder knowledge, experience and priorities.

The meeting convened participants from government agencies, real estate companies, utilities, business improvement districts, trade associations and NGOs. The topics included weather and climate risk expected for the District, best resilience practices for the electricity and insurance sectors and visualized what resilience solutions would look like and how we could measure them. The group recommended a number of next steps:

For more information, please read the report and/or executive summary.

Presentations:

  1. Welcome & Introductions. Steve Winkelman, Director of Adaptation, Center for Clean Air Policy
  2. Weather- and Climate-related Risks in DC: Current and Projected. Deke Arndt, Chief, Climate Monitoring Branch, National Climatic Data Center
  3. Weather- and Climate-related Risks in DC: Nearby risks: Recent work in Alexandria, Virginia. Laurens Van der Tak, Vice President, CH2M Hill
  4. Overview of Sustainable DC. Brendan Shane, Chief, Office of Policy & Sustainability, DDOE
  5. Overview of DC Hazard Mitigation Efforts. Fred Goldsmith, Critical Infrastructure Specialist, HSEMA
  6. Best Resilience Practices, Part 1: Electricity. Brent Dorsey, Director, Corporate Environmental Programs, Entergy
  7. Best Resilience Practices, Part 2: Insurance. Stephen Weinstein, Senior VP, RenaissanceRe
  8. Best Resilience Practices, Part 3: Visualizing Solutions & Measuring Benefits. Steve Winkelman, Director of Adaptation, Center for Clean Air Policy