This NCSC event will take place on May 23, 2018, 1:15 to 2:45 PM EDT. The webinar is presented by the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) as part of their Sustainable Infrastructure & Resilience Series. Long before Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico, the University of Puerto Rico established the National Institute for Energy and Island Sustainability (INESI) as a collaborative platform to understand and address the infrastructure issues being faced by the campus system and island.
Join the National Council for Science and the Environment in collaboration with Arizona State University’s Julian Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and SSF on May 23 to hear how this model for local collaboration in Puerto Rico has progressed post-Maria, and inspired a United States national network of higher education leaders focusing on resilience, data-driven decision-making, and local solutions. The webinar will address models for university contribution to resilience in islands and smaller countries at risk from extreme weather events.
This is the first in an SSF webinar series on Sustainable Infrastructure & Resilience hosted by the National Council for Science and the Environment that will extend through 2018. The NCSE series will explain how social structure is highly dependent on infrastructure and sustainable infrastructure investments that can lead to economic vitality, equitable resource allocations, and more resilient societies.
Gary Dirks, Ph.D. – Director, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at the Arizona State University
Cecilio Ortiz García, Ph.D. – University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez
Jennie Stephens, Ph.D. – Associate Director for Strategic Research Collaborations, Global Resilience Institute (GRI) at Northeastern University and co-chair of the NCSE Energy Education Community of Practice
Clark Miller, Ph.D. – ASU’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society and the Global Institute of Sustainability at ASU
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