As the costs of disasters increase, it is becoming even more imperative that we make every disaster dollar count. One way to do that might be to better understand how and what states spend to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. To begin to comprehend those numbers, The Pew Charitable Trust surveyed state emergency managers about their spending from 2012-2016 and found that most states do not comprehensively track their spending, nor are spending categories across states constant.

Join The Pew Charitable Trust’s Colin Foard on November 12 in the next Making Mitigation Work webinar, Disaster Spending and Mitigation: A State-by-State Story as he discusses how all levels of government—and states in particular—can manage rising disaster costs by improving how they monitor spending and by investing in mitigation.

The webinar is the fourth in the Making Mitigation Work webinar series, which is presented in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The free webinars feature innovative speakers and highlight recent progress in mitigation policy, practice, and research.

Space for this webinar is limited, so please register using this online form. If you’re unable to attend or miss an installment, recordings of past events are available on the series web page. Continuing education credits from the International Association of Emergency Managers are now available for attend Making Mitigation Works Webinars. You can learn more on the webinar page.

Check out the recording of the most recent past webinar in the series Moving Mitigation Forward: The Past, Present, and Future of Hazard Mitigation Assistance—now.