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New Paradigms for Federal Service

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Published on Jun 13, 2013

The federal government plays a critical role in helping states and municipalities prepare for, respond to, and recover from storms, floods, and other hazards.

Although traditionally focused on divergent mission directives, dealing with 25 major weather disasters -- each of which cost the nation at least $1 billion -- over the past two years has prompted federal agencies to rethink their activities and explore new collaborative approaches, including under the National Ocean Policy, which can better serve coastal communities and reduce the American taxpayer's fiscal exposure to coastal hazards. By reviewing customary actions, contemporary thinking, and potential future roles for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of the Interior, and Army Corps of Engineers, this seminar will offer insights into how federal agencies can better assist coastal communities, helping them prepare for and adapt to increasing changes and risks.

Introduction
The Honorable Jared Huffman | US House of Representatives, CA-2

Moderator
Braxton Davis | Director, North Carolina Division of Coastal Management

Discussants
Deerin Babb-Brott | Director, National Ocean Council

Jo-Ellen Darcy | Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works)

Sandy Eslinger | Coastal Resiliency Policy Advisor, NOAA Coastal Services Center

Wendi Weber | Regional Director, Northeast Region, US Fish and Wildlife Service

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