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Wednesday, July 24 • 9:15am - 11:30am
Disaster Resilience

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The Center for Regional Disaster Resilience works on emergency preparedness and disaster resilience projects across the Pacific Northwest from its Seattle office. The CRDR operates under the umbrella of the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER), and is committed to working with states, provinces, territories, and communities to create public-private partnerships, develop action plans, and undertake pilot projects and activities to improve regional disaster resilience cooperation.

Impact of 2018 Natural Gas pipeline explosion in British Columbia. What cascading events occurred across multiple states/provinces as a result of this event. Lessons learned and improvements made to response and mitigation planning. 

Mitigation and resilience planning across the region. What roles do government and the private sector play? How do we incentivize preparedness and mitigation?  


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Eric Holdeman

Director; Disaster Resilience Working Group Co-chair, Center for Regional Disaster Resilience
Eric Holdeman is a nationally known emergency manager. He has worked in emergency management at the federal, state and local governments. Today he serves as the Director, Center for Regional Disaster Resilience, which is part of the Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER). The focus... Read More →

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Rep. Cindy Ryu

Chair of the WA House Committee on Housing, Community Development & Veterans Committee
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Brad Richy

Director; Disaster Resilience Working Group Co-chair, Idaho Office of Emergency Management
Brad Richy is the Director of Idaho Office of Emergency Management. As the Director of Idaho Office of Emergency Management, he is directly responsible for Idaho emergency readiness and preparedness planning in support of the Idaho Homeland Security and Emergency Management Strategies... Read More →

Wednesday July 24, 2019 9:15am - 11:30am
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