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Engineering for the Next Disaster: Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina, Mississippi River Floods and Super Storm Sandy

Friday, November 1, 2013
3:30pm-4:30pm
Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

Engineering for the Next Disaster: Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina, Mississippi River Floods and Super Storm Sandy

Lieutenant General Thomas Bostick, US Army Chief of Engineers and Commanding General, US Army Corps of Engineers

Since the late 1800s, the US Army Corps of Engineers has been involved in disaster response and recovery efforts, both at home and abroad.  During the early part of the last century, often known as the Golden Age of Infrastructure, the U.S. government invested billions of dollars in projects designed to reduce damages from hurricanes, flooding and coastal storms.  Yet three recent natural disasters – Hurricane Katrina, the 2011 Mississippi River Floods and Super Storm Sandy –taught the Nation costly lessons about what works and what doesn’t when it comes to facing Mother Nature.  In an era of constrained funding, aging infrastructure and more frequent extreme weather events, how can we help better protect our communities?  Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick (US Army Chief of Engineers and Commanding General, US Army Corps of Engineers) will explore the intersection of engineering, science, planning and policy related to reducing risk from natural disasters and share how the Corps of Engineers is working with other federal agencies, state and local governments, industry partners and academia to better prepare us for the next disaster.    

Read more: www.engineering.dartmouth.edu/jones

Watch it live: www.engineering.dartmouth.edu/jones/live

For more information, contact:
Aubrey Zerbach
6036469151

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.