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City Council President to Speak at Hazard and Climate Resiliency Event

The Boise State University Hazard and Climate Resiliency Consortium will host an event on Imagine Resilience from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on May 2 in the Alumni and Friends Center, featuring guest speaker Lauren McLean, president of the Boise City Council.

Join fellow faculty, staff and students, as well as emergency coordinators and other community practitioners, for an opportunity to network, explore the definition of resilience and promote multidisciplinary research collaboration.

“Resiliency refers to a community’s ability to proactively mitigate, respond and recover from hazardous events,” said Associate Professor Brittany Brand in the Department of Geosciences.

Resilience means different things to different people. For families, resilience may mean reducing the risk of household damage and injuries and being able to quickly return to daily routines after an event. For businesses, it may mean no loss of business continuity during and after a hazardous event. For governments, it may mean working to reduce loss of life and damage to infrastructure during and after an event.

“Creating a culture of preparedness requires collaboration across many levels of society and professional disciplines,” Brand said.

The Hazard and Climate Resiliency Consortium is a community of researchers and practitioners dedicated to improving society’s resilience to natural hazards and the impacts of a changing climate. Their vision is to become a national research and training center of excellence that fosters environmental equity and advances natural hazard and climate change resilience.

This event is sponsored by Boise State University’s Department of Geosciences, the Department of Civil Engineering, the School of Public Service and Tetra Tech.