Recent Events

AFTER SUPERSTORM SANDY: LESSONS LEARNED FOR BOLSTERING ENERGY RESILIENCE - SEPTEMBER 17, NEW YORK CITY

August 1, 2013 10:26 AM

InterCEP is happy to host After Superstorm Sandy: Lessons Learned for Bolstering Resilience at NYU's International Center for Enterprise Preparedness (InterCEP). The forum's focus on energy resilience is part of a wider initiative led by an insightful colleague, Steve Flynn, Co-director of the George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security at Northeastern University. Other forums in this initiative encompass health services, transportation, and economic and policy incentives. This important initiative has been made possible by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

The September 17 Forum will bring together public sector and industry leaders, emergency managers, and experts from areas across the country to meet with their New York counterparts to:
>identify specific lessons to be learned from the Sandy experience that can lead to the development of new tools, processes, and incentives for bolstering energy infrastructure resilience regionally and nationally.
>share the lessons learned from outside the metropolitan area with disasters that can help to support the recovery and bolster the energy sector resilience (esp., power grid and fuel supply).

The event will examine these lessons learned and optimally embrace some of the recommendations that are being made for the variety of commissions and after-action studies. In this regard, the objectives are to:
> broaden the national base for the kinds of urgent changes we need to make to how we mitigate risk and manage the recovery from disasters, and
>help create a collective voice to aid in insuring that some of the important findings and recommendations being learned in the metro-New York area are advanced regionally and nationally.

This event is by invitation, you are welcomed to indicate your interest in attending at your earliest convenience by contacting intercep@nyu.edu.