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Webinar on Environmental Extreme Events and COVID-19 in 2020
May 13, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Board on Environmental Change and Society and the Resilient America Program are collaborating for a session to discuss the social science aspects of decision making for compound events. As summer and warmer weather approaches, we enter into seasons for typically higher activity of extreme environmental events, such as hurricanes, heatwaves and wildfire events. And in 2020, any such events will occur in the midst of a global pandemic. This interactive seminar will explore implications of compound environmental events for disaster preparedness and response with attention to decision making and equity dimensions as communities also grapple with COVID-19. Our intention is to surface social science issues and areas of focus that may be in need of further exploration in coming months.
This seminar will be valuable for practitioners, researchers and decision-makers working to build resilient and healthy communities.