Institute for Hazard Mitigation Planning and Research

Hazard Coordination Workshop

Workshop Followup

We want to thank all of you who attended our November 3rd workshop and were interested in developing a hazards and Disasters Research Network.

Please review the attached summary and sent your comments and concerns to David and me.

At the workshop, you all felt there was a need to convey research results to practitioners that is understood, trusted and actionable.   And, that researchers and practitioners alike would benefit from being more direct partners in hazard-related research.

Specifically, you suggested the following actions for consideration:

  1. Creating a web-based Statewide networking hazards research portal/dashboard whereby all involved with hazards research can self-identify and present links to their respective organizations.
  2. Sponsor regular workshops that would include opportunities for researchers to showcase results as well as aspirations, and also include opportunities for practitioners to present their research needs.
  3. Sponsoring a “listening session” whereby the broad research community can listen to the values and needs of those implementing research.
  4. Hazard community should be lobbying the governor’s office to better support efforts to improve resilience.  Oregon recently created a new staff position on state resilience.  Maybe we can use this to pressure WA State to do the same.

We will be working on you suggestions during the coming months.

Thanks again for becoming involved.  This is just a first step.

Dave and Bob.

Planning Workshop

Monday December 3rd, 2018
10:00 a.m.
UW Club

Planning workshop. Draft Agenda

Workshop Organizers:

Ann Bostrom PhD, Weyerhaeuser Endowed Professor in Environmental Policy

Bob Freitag, Senior Instructor and IHMP Director

David A. Schmidt PhD, Associate Professor

Derrick Hiebert, Hazard Mitigation Strategist WaEMD

Himanshu Grover PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Urban Design and Planning

Kathleen Phan, Kathleen Phan, Associate Director for Advancement

Maximilian Dixon, Earthquake Program Manager WaEMD