Diversifying Response: Coming Together to Improve Communication and Disaster Science in Puerto Rico
Tue. 1:30 to 3:00 p.m., Interlocken B
The devastation in Puerto Rico caused by Hurricane Maria in 2017 has necessitated the convergence of experts from across disciplines, local and federal government agencies, and academic institutions. Efforts to measure impacts and engage in the recovery process are producing remarkable results, but more focus could be given to breaking down traditional silos, improving communication, and applying results to achieve lasting change. In this session, panelists will discuss how they have convened diverse teams to study the impacts of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.