On July 19, 2013 the Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI) and the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) hosted a webinar that focused on how regions and communities can prepare their public sectors to be more financially resilient to future disasters.
Regions across the United States are faced with preparing for and responding to an increasing number of natural, man-made, and technological disasters. Given recent natural disasters, localities are taking steps to become more physically resilient; however, many are unprepared for how these financial costs will impact long-run sustainability and quality of life.
In particular, this webinar helped participants consider their local governments’ financial vulnerability as well as their capacity to respond to future natural disasters based on research and lessons learned responding to tropical natural disasters along the Gulf Coast of the United States. Further, joint financial vulnerabilities between local governments in a region were identified and strategies provided for how individual local governments can increase financial capacity that improves financial resiliency for the overall region.
Presenter: Dr. Matthew Fannin, Associate Director, RUPRI Analytic and Academic Programs+
Click here to watch the webinar online
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