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The Role of the Environmental Professional in Disaster Preparedness, Planning, and Recovery

  • 17 Sep 2014
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • SEPI Engineering (1025 Wade Avenue, Raleigh, NC)
  • 7


  • current members of NCAEP

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Disaster Preparedness, Planning, and Recovery


Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to learn about Disaster Preparedness, Planning, and Recovery. We have three excellent speakers lined up for this NAEP webinar on September 17. You will learn from a principal in FEMA’s National Disaster Recovery Framework FHWA’s as well as environmental professionals leading the implementation of this plan in recovery and planning efforts. With the increasing frequency of natural disasters, hazard planning is becoming increasingly important in all aspects of environmental practice. These speakers will enlighten us to more ably contribute to our professional lives, our clients’ success and the advancement of the profession as a whole. See webinar details below!    

The National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP) invites you to attend an educational webinar on “The Role of the Environmental Professional in Disaster Preparedness, Planning, and Recovery.” This webinar addresses the best practices, federal planning, and land use planning initiatives being developed to aid in the resiliency of our communities in the face of natural disaster.

With the recent events in the Philippines and domestic emergencies from extreme winter events, as well as recovery from Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina, there is a growing question about the role of the environmental professional in planning for such events and the integration of related information into the environmental process. Major environmental disasters, such as super storms, flooding, and wildfire, are increasing in both frequency and intensity. Environmental professionals have the potential to be invaluable in environmental disaster preparedness and disaster recovery due to their diverse skill sets, such as nimble and adaptive resource management, regulatory compliance and development, and public coordination. This webinar aims to evaluate the role of environmental professionals in disaster preparedness and recovery both in the past and in looking forward.

Please join us as a Hurricane Sandy recovery support practitioner, FEMA representative, and The Nature Conservancy resiliency leader, speak on the exciting ideas and initiatives being accomplished under the National Disaster Recovery Framework, including lessons learned and real examples from the Hurricane Sandy recovery and in planning efforts being conducted jointly with the Department of the Interior and the Nature Conservancy. Our panel of experienced speakers is as follows:

  • John A. Miller, P.E., CFM, CSMundefinedWater Resources Engineer and Certified Floodplain and Stormwater Manager at Princeton Hydro, presenting lessons learned in recovery efforts from Delaware River flooding and from Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey.
  • Karen Helbrecht – Mitigation Planner, FEMA Headquarters, Washington, DC, speaking on the National Disaster Recovery Framework.   
  • Sarah Woodhouse Murdock – Director of U.S. Climate Change Adaptation Policy at The Nature Conservancy, discussing the strategies of federal flood hazard risk reduction through Conservancy place-based conservation examples.
  • Moderator: Erica Boulanger – Senior NEPA Planner, Cardno TEC; 10-year NEPA practitioner. 

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 1:00pm ET (12:00pm CT, 11:00am MT, 10:00am PT) 
Duration:  Event will last 90 minutes, includes Q&A
Location:  SEPI Engineering (1025 Wade Ave., Raleigh, NC) 

Free to NCAEP members.



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Raleigh, NC 27619

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