Plenary 2: Information and Decision Making: Response, Recovery, and Resilience


Omni Shoreham January 9, 2019 9:15 am - 10:00 am

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Ryan Lanclos
Evan Lehmann
Robert McGrath
Shirlee Zane

The past year has brought extremes the like we’ve rarely seen, but are becoming increasingly common – from devastating fires and floods to drought and extreme heat. Building resilience in the face of these extremes requires that we marshal all of our best knowledge and information to the decisions we make – in order to prepare, respond, recover, and plan for the future. This plenary will bring together diverse expertise on the role of data and information in decision-making, with examples from wildfires in California and other extreme weather events, focusing both on how information is generated and how it is used by decision-makers on the ground. Panelists will also explore the impact of extreme weather events on sustainable energy trends for the future.