Objectives of this workshop are to address:

  • What is integrated long-term recovery?
  • How is progress of recovery measured?
  • What gaps currently exist that need to be overcome in disaster recovery?
  • How to designed and implement an integrative recovery strategy?

8:30 am Welcome
Ellis Stanley (Chair, Disasters Roundtable)

Introductions & Keynote: Integrated Long-term Recovery Overview

Introduction of Keynote Speaker
Lauren Alexander (Director, Disasters Roundtable)

Keynote Address
Frederick (Skip) Burkle (Harvard Humanitarian Initiative)

9:15-10:30 am
Panel 1: What is Integrated Long-term Recovery?
MODERATOR: Arrietta Chakos (Disasters Roundtable Member)

Presentations & Panel Discussions.
Mary Comerio (U.C. Berkeley)
Craig Van Dyke (U.C. San Francisco)
Mark Mjoness, (Environmental Protection Agency)

Audience Q & A

10:30-10:45 am BREAK

10:45-12:00 am
Panel 2:Progress towards Recovery

MODERATOR: Laurie Johnson (Consultant on Recovery)

Open with Mayor Ed Lee, San Francisco, video on disaster recovery

Presentations & Panelists:
Deborah Ingram, (FEMA)
Jessie Handforth Kome (HUD)
Linda Langston, (Cedar Rapids/Member, Linn County Board of Supervisors)
Chris Poland, (Degenkolb Engineering)

Audience Q&A

12:00 pm LUNCH - Talk with Jane Bullock (Emergency Management)

1:00-2:15 pm
Panel 3: The importance of information in recovery

MODERATOR: Lori Peek (Colorado State University)

Panelists & Presentations:
Lessly Field, (PG&E)
Ron Eguchi (ImageCat, Disasters Roundtable Member)
David Abramson (Columbia University)
Mark Prutsalis (Sahana Software Foundation)

Audience Q & A

2:15-3:15 pm
Panel 4: Integrated Disaster Recovery Strategies

MODERATOR: William Seaman (U.C. San Francisco)

Panelists & Presentations
Doug Ahlers(Harvard University)
Brent Woodworth (Los Angeles Emergency Preparedness Foundation)

3:15-3:30 pm BREAK

3:30-4:45 pm
Small Breakout Groups

Each group will discuss an integrated disaster recovery strategy. Name of strategy, who are they key actors, what are the key elements to strategy, roles and responsibilities of each in the strategy, strengths and weaknesses of strategy, and who pays for it.

Each group will have a planning member as a moderator and a discussion leader

4:45-5:15 pm
Report Out - Discussion Leaders from Break-outs

5:15 pm Final Words

5:30 pm Adjourn Workshop