NHMA and CCAP for a Resilience Webinar: Adaptation, Emergency Management, and Hazard Mitigation in Southeast Florida

Join NHMA and CCAP for a Resilience Webinar:
Adaptation, Emergency Management, and Hazard Mitigation in Southeast Florida

Please join us for the next installment of the NHMA and CCAP Hazard Mitigation and Climate Adaptation Webinar series.  Dr. Nancy Gassman will provide an overview of adaptation, emergency management, and hazard mitigation efforts in Southeast Florida, with specific examples from Broward County.  Miguel Ascarrunz will discuss how Broward County is integrating Emergency Management and climate adaptation planning.  Bertha Goldenberg will share the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department’s approach to master planning, hazard mitigation and climate change adaptation. The floor will then open for questions from participants.

Thursday, March 28, 2013
3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. EST

You are invited to participate in webinar to learn about existing adaptation, emergency management, and hazard mitigation techniques in the Southeast Florida area.   Southeast Florida covers seven counties, including, Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee.

This FREE webinar will feature three speakers:

  • Dr. Nancy Gassman, Natural Resources Administrator, Broward County Natural Resources Planning and Management Division
  • Miguel  Ascarrunz, Assistant Director, Broward County  Environmental Protection & Growth Management Department, Emergency Management Division
  • Bertha Goldenberg, Assistant Director for Regulatory Compliance and Planning, Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department

Following the speakers’ presentation and discussion, our moderator, the Center for Clean Air Policy’s Steve Winkelman, will open the webinar for questions from participants.

Register Now!
Space is limited.

If you have any questions or difficulty registering, please contact Dr. Kelly Klima, Climate Change Policy Advisor, with the Center for Clean Air Policy at kklima@ccap.org or 202-621-5668.

We look forward to your response, and hope that you’ll be able to join us on March 28. If you cannot attend, a recording of this webinar on the CCAP and NHMA websites will be made available following the webinar. We are requesting one hour of continuing education credit (CEC) for Certified Floodplain Managers for this webinar.

Meet the Presenters

Dr. Nancy J. Gassman received her Ph.D.  from the University of Miami working on a variety of issues impacting coastal ecosystems. She started her 17 years in public service guiding the early development of Broward’s Integrated Water Resources Plan.  She was promoted to Director of Environmental Monitoring where she played a critical role in the design and construction of Broward’s LEED-certified environmental chemistry laboratory.  Since her appointment to Natural Resources Administrator in January 2009, her main focus has been supporting the development and implementation of Broward’s Climate Change Action Plan and managing Broward’s Energy and Sustainability Program.  She has been a major contributor to developing technical tools for the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact.

Miguel Ascarrunz joined the Broward County Emergency Management Division (EMD) in May 2009. He is currently the EMD Assistant Director and is responsible for public safety programs and activities, including homeland security/domestic preparedness as they apply to Broward County’s Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP). Miguel has held positions as an emergency manager for over eighteen years in local government and the nonprofit sector. Additionally, Miguel has over twenty-five years of military experience serving as an officer in the Army Reserves and National Guard. He holds a M.S. in Public Administration from San Diego State University and a B.S. in Business/Finance from Mount Saint Mary’s College in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

Bertha Goldenberg is Assistant Director for Regulatory Compliance and Planning in the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department. Ms. Goldenberg is a registered professional engineer with over 25 years of combined experience in the areas of process engineering, permitting, regulations, and planning. Ms. Goldenberg holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Washington University, in St. Louis, Mo.

Steve Winkelman, Center for Clean Air Policy, swinkelman@ccap.org

Alessandra Jerolleman, Natural Hazard Mitigation Association, nathazards@gmail.com

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