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Posted by: Stuart Comstock-Gay on 8/24/2012 | 0 Comments
A few weeks ago, I had the chance to share the story of Vermont’s experience with Irene at a national conference on building resilience in disaster response through public-private partnerships. The conference was sponsored by the U.S. Northern Command, Homeland Security, and FEMA. Folks were impressed by the work that’s been done here. (And they really seemed to like the license plates). But for me, far more impressive was the thinking that’s underway about the future. From the importance of partnerships in this work, to a recognition of climate change as the critical cause, disasters and disaster response are changing fast, and we need to work together to prepare.