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By Kristen Hildreth

State-federal collaboration on disaster mitigation will be examined during a Thursday webinar that's part of NCSL’s Natural Resources and Infrastructure Committee's Spring Webinar Series that continues through June 28.

Mountain rangeWhat does this year’s series have to offer?

June 14 | Multilateral Mitigation: State-Federal Collaboration to Build Disaster Resiliency

In the wake of 2017's record-setting natural disasters numerous state and federal agencies are mobilized to work collaboratively to better prepare and protect natural and built infrastructure to reduce the human and economic impacts of extreme weather events.

Hurricanes Irma, Harvey, and Maria are among the top five costliest disasters in U.S. history, creating a renewed sense of urgency around disaster planning. However, these threats are not new to states like Texas, Florida, and Louisiana, that are well-versed in the unique risks they face and what's necessary to address them. This webinar will explore examples of approaches states are currently implementing around disaster mitigation, as well as recent actions the federal government has taken to help lessen disaster impacts and improve collaboration. Register now.

June 28 | Federal Infrastructure Funding For States: An Update While We Wait

One of the most talked-about possibilities for federal action in 2018 is a new infrastructure bill that aims to inject what nearly all experts agree is a significant boost of funds for many of our national infrastructure systems. However, it remains unclear if such a package will be approved by this Congress or the next. In the meantime, let's examine some smaller, but just as important, federal infrastructure funding boosts recently passed as part of the FY 2018 omnibus. Register now.

NCSL Webinars allow attendees to participate in meetings taking place around the world from the comfort of their desk. They are collaborative, interactive, easy to use, and free of charge. Most webinars will be recorded for those who are unable to attend the live meeting.

To attend any of the webinars you must first register. Most registration periods will close a day before the webinar, or when maximum capacity is reached so sign up now! For those who missed out on last year’s series, you can find all the information, including recordings.

Questions? Email Kristen Hildreth, or call 202-624.3597.

Kristen Hildreth is a policy specialist with NCSL's National Resources and Infrastructure Committee.

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