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Climate Adaptation Forum: Risk Management Choices: Adaptation Strategies by Massachusetts and Insurers

January 12 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am

Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

  • Secretary Matthew A. Beaton, Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Kathleen Theoharides, Assistant Secretary of Climate Change, Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Resilience in Emergency Management

  • Sarah J. White, State Hazard Mitigation Officer, Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency

Moving from Science to Action: UMass’ role in MA Climate Adaptation Efforts

  • Richard Palmer, Ph.D., University Director, Northeast Climate Science Center, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Modeling the Vulnerability of Transportation Infrastructure to Coastal Flooding Along the Massachusetts Coastline: The good, the bad, and the wicked difficult

  • Ellen Douglas, P.E., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Hydrology, School for the Environment, University of Massachusetts Boston

Natural Hazards Resiliency – An Insurer’s Perspective

  • Brion Callori, Senior Vice President, Engineering and Research, FM Global

Panel Discussion

  • Moderator: Ralph A. Child, Member, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C.



January 12
8:00 am - 11:30 am
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Event Topic:
Climate Preparedness


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