Friday, September 13, 2013

EMFORUM: A Transportation Guide for All Hazards Emergency Evacuation

A Transportation Guide for All Hazards Emergency Evacuation

September 25, 2012 -- 12:00 Noon Eastern is pleased to host a one hour presentation and interactive discussion Wednesday, September 25, 2013, beginning at 12:00 Noon Eastern time (please convert to your local time). Our topic will be a new report from the Transportation Research Board's National Cooperative Highway Research Program, (NCHRP) Report 740: A Transportation Guide for All-Hazards Emergency Evacuation. The report focuses on the transportation aspects of evacuation, particularly large-scale, multi-jurisdictional evacuation, and follows the basic planning steps of FEMA's CPG 101.

Our guest will be Deborah Matherly, AICP, Principal Investigator for the NCHRP report and Principal Planner with The Louis Berger Group, Inc. Ms. Matherly has been active on the National Academies Transportation Research Board (TRB) Emergency Evacuation Subcommittee since 2003.

Please make plans to join us, and see the Background Page for links to related resources and participant Instructions. On the day of the program, use the Webinar Login link not more than 30 minutes before the scheduled time. As always, please feel free to extend this invitation to your colleagues

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Seminar: October 2, 2013. The Future of US Water Supplies.

The Future of US Water SuppliesRFF First Wednesday Seminar
October 2, 2013
12:45 - 2:00 p.m. EST
A light lunch will be provided starting at 12:30 p.m.
First Floor Conference Center
1616 P St. NW
Washington, DC 20036
Registration for in-person attendance is required. To RSVP for this event, please visit RFF's event registration page.
This event will also be webcast live starting at 12:45 p.m. Join the webcast at

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About the Event

Two significant agency reports were released in the past year evaluating US water supplies moving forward and the potential of both growth patterns and climatic changes to increase the risk of water shortages. The Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) released the Colorado River Basin Supply and Demand Study, and according to BOR Commissioner Michael Conner, “Findings indicate that in the absence of timely action to ensure sustainability, there exists a strong potential for significant imbalances between water supply and demand in coming decades.” The Vulnerability of US Water Supply to Shortage, released by The US Forest Service, focuses more broadly on the lower 48 states and their 98 sub-regional basins. According to that report, the US water supply will be more susceptible to shortages due to changes in supply rather than demand. Although these reports have some limitations (clearly identified in the reports themselves), they provide significant insights into water availability issues over the next 50 to 100 years. Additionally, a collaborative study was released by the American Meteorological Society—Understanding Uncertainties in Future Colorado River Streamflow—that examines and explains the wide range of projected reductions in Colorado River streamflows due to climate change.
Resources for the Future’s Center for the Management of Ecological Wealth is hosting a dialogue to discuss these findings and explore the potential for economic mechanisms (water pricing, trading, and ecosystem service valuation, for example) to help reduce future gaps between supply and demand.


Lynn Scarlett, Visiting Scholar and Co-Director, Center for the Management of Ecological Wealth, Resources for the Future


Thomas C. Brown, Economist, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Social and Environmental Values Group, US Forest Service
Yusuke Kuwayama, Fellow, Resources for the Future
Ken Nowak, Hydrologic Engineer, US Bureau of Reclamation
Len Shabman, Resident Scholar, Resources for the Future
Brad Udall, Director, Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy and Environment, University of Colorado

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