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Oct. 9: Is Community Resilience Real or Fiction?

Join leading disaster expert Dr. Gerald Galloway (University of Maryland) for a reception and lively discussion of the key questions about what makes communities resilient on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Koshland Science Museum.
 
What have we learned from Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy? Why do some communities bounce back and others do not?  Is building community resilience possible, or is it just wishful thinking? Everyone has a story about their experience of a natural or human-made disaster. How do we move from being reactive to proactive in the face of these challenges?
 
Galloway will share his insights into these questions and challenge you to mix-it-up and come up with some answers of your own. Bring your friends and meet new people in this first Science Social event hosted by the Koshland Science Museum.                                 
                                                                                                                                                                              
$10/adults, $7/students (includes light refreshments)
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This event is part of the Koshland Science Museum's Science Social program series, which launches with three events in fall 2013 focused on community resilience. Stay tuned for new interactive museum features and more events to come in 2014: Email ksm@nas.edu to sign up for resilience programming updates.
 
Gerry Galloway is a Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and an Affiliate Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, College Park, where his focus is on disaster resilience, water resources policy and risk management. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a distinguished leader of the management of sustainable water resources and education in environmental engineering.  He is currently serving as a consultant on flood risk management for Army Corps of Engineers, the governor of Louisiana, and the Nature Conservancy’s Yangtze River Program and the WWF’s China Flood Management Program. In April 2010, he was named by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as an Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) Fellow. He served as the co-chair of the experts group on water policy for the UN’s 2009 World Water Development Report Three and is part of the team preparing the 2015 report. As part of US National Academy teams, he has worked with scientists in Finland, Iran and the Ukraine on climate change impacts on water systems and was a member of a National Academy of Public Administration panel examining the creation of a National Climate Service. He has been chair or a member of 12 National Research Council studies.