Hill Briefing: Disaster Mitigation Is Smart Infrastructure

Panelists to discuss enhancing flood preparedness as Congress debates infrastructure proposals


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The event is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required. Refreshments will be served.

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*Please RSVP by Monday, May 14.

Please join The Pew Charitable Trusts’ flood-prepared communities initiative and Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) for a Capitol Hill briefing, “Disaster Mitigation Is Smart Infrastructure.” It will address the impacts of more frequent flooding in communities and examine ways in which policymakers can make hospitals, schools, and other infrastructure more resilient to natural disasters.

Coinciding with 2018 Infrastructure Week and Building Safety Month, the event will feature the following speakers:

  • Senator Jack Reed of Rhode Island
  • Craig Fugate, former administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Jane Gilbert, chief resilience officer, city of Miami
  • Brian Pallasch, managing director, government relations and infrastructure initiatives, American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Neal Rackleff, assistant secretary, Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Laura Lightbody, director of Pew’s flood-prepared communities initiative

Event Details

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

4:30 - 5:30 PM

Hart Senate Office Building
Room SH-902
120 Constitution Ave. NE
Washington, D.C., 20002

Media Contact

Kymberly Escobar

Director, Communications