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On Oct. 30, 2018, The Pew Charitable Trusts and the National Institute of Building Sciences hosted a webinar that featured a discussion of the latest findings from “Mitigation Saves,” a multiyear study the institute is conducting. Interim results released this year included the finding that every $1 invested in disaster mitigation through federal grants saves society $6 in future disaster costs. The latest report examines the return on investment when governments fund enhancements to transportation infrastructure, electric grids, and water systems to make them more resilient to floods and other natural hazards.

The event featured:

  • Forbes Tompkins, officer, flood-prepared communities initiative, The Pew Charitable Trusts.
  • Ryan Colker, vice president, National Institute of Building Sciences.
  • Philip Schneider, program director, National Institute of Building Sciences.
  • Melissa Clow, civil engineer, Iowa City, Iowa.

Here is a video of the event.

EVENT DETAILS
Date: October 30, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

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