Investing in infrastructure, such as this waterway built to prevent flooding, is one of the many way we can mitigate disaster impacts. Source: Shutterstock Images.

Mitigation is one of our most valuable approaches to protect communities from the impacts of disaster, but it doesn’t work all by itself—it’s up to us to make it happen. That’s why the Natural Hazards Center is excited to announce that we’ve partnered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to create a new webinar series that will give viewers the tools they need to put mitigation into action!

The free Making Mitigation Work webinar series will feature experts in mitigation from a variety of disciplines and professional backgrounds—so no matter what, you’ll get the up-to-date advice, useful resources, and sound perspectives about mitigating against natural hazards.

We’ll kick off the series on August 13 with a deep look at the National Mitigation Investment Strategy. This new strategy represents a shift in the way the nation approaches disasters. It will promote sound investments in infrastructure projects, flood protection measures, early warning systems, and a broad range of other actions to help make communities more resilient to disasters before they strike. In this webinar, FEMA’s Angela Gladwell will talk about some of the goals and plans laid out in the strategy, how they’ll be implemented, and how you can play an active role.

We hope you’ll join us for our inaugural webinar and the remainder of the series! Please see below for more details:

An In-Depth Look at the National Mitigation Investment Strategy: Aligning Mitigation Investment for the Whole Community
Date: August 13, 2019
Time: 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Access: Register online before the webinar

Following this initial webinar, we’ll bring you a new mitigation topic each month. Already planned are webinars on ethical and resilient infrastructure, hazard mitigation assistance, and disaster spending and mitigation.

Visit the August 13 webinar page for more information and read about other upcoming webinars on the series page.