Past Webinar Recordings


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.

The Making Mitigation Work webinar series features one-hour presentations by innovative speakers on topics related to mitigation policy, practice, and research.

Recordings of past webinars are listed below. For upcoming topics and speakers, visit the series main page.

The Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000: Twenty Years of Promise, Pitfalls, and Progress from a Planning Perspective
Speakers:
Robyn Fennig, Wisconsin Emergency Management
Derrick Hiebert, King County Emergency Management
Jim Schwab, Jim Schwab Consulting LLC
Shanene Thomas, Federal Emergency Management Agency
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 | 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Eastern


ArcGIS Capabilities for Mitigation Planning: State of Indiana 2019 Mitigation Plan StoryMap and Other Advancing Technologies
Speakers:
Marianne Cardwell, Polis Center
Shelby Hines, Esri
Ryan Lanclos, Esri
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 | 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Eastern


Collaborative Risk Communication: Landslide Guide for Residents of Puerto Rico
Speakers:
Yahaira D. Alvarez, University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez
Raquel Lugo Bendezú, University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez
Lindsay Davis, U.S. Geological Survey
Jonathan Godt, U.S. Geological Survey
Jocelyn West, Natural Hazards Center
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 | 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Eastern


Communication for Community Resilience: The Homeowner’s Handbook to Prepare for Natural Hazards
Speaker:
Dennis Hwang, University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program, NOAA
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 | 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Eastern


The Quiet Majority: Understanding Communities to Make Mitigation Work
Speakers:
Chris Barth, Bureau of Land Management
Hannah Brenkert-Smith, University of Colorado Boulder
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 | 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Eastern


All Along the Wasatch Fault: Best Building Practices from Utah’s Earthquake Mitigation Efforts
Speakers:
Bradley Bartholomew, Utah Division of Emergency Management
Sean McGowan, Federal Emergency Management Agency
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Eastern


How Mitigation Helped Houston Households in Hurricane Harvey
Speakers:
Aaron Flores, Center for Natural and Technological Hazards
Sara Grineski, Center for Natural and Technological Hazards
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 | 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Eastern


No Code. No Confidence: A Campaign to Strengthen National Building Code Awareness
Speakers:
Leslie Chapman-Henderson, Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)
John Ingargiola, Federal Emergency Management Agency
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 | 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Eastern


Disaster Spending and Mitigation: A State-by-State Story
Speaker: Colin Foard, The Pew Charitable Trusts
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 | 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Eastern


Moving Mitigation Forward: The Past, Present, and Future of Hazard Mitigation Assistance
Speaker: Eric Letvin, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Mitigation, Federal Emergency Management Agency
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 | 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Eastern


Ethical and Efficient Infrastructure Resilience: The Battle for Better Building Codes
Speaker: Keith Porter, University of Colorado Boulder
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 | 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Eastern


An In-Depth Look at the National Mitigation Investment Strategy: Aligning Mitigation Investment for the Whole Community
Speaker: Angela R. Gladwell, Federal Emergency Management Agency
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Eastern


The Making Mitigation Work Webinar Series is made possible through supplemental funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to the National Science Foundation (NSF Award #1635593). Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of FEMA, NSF, or the Natural Hazards Center.