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Rebuilding in Puerto Rico: Universities as Leaders in Community Resilience
May 23, 2018 @ 1:15 pm - 2:45 pm EDTFree
Long before Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico, the University of Puerto Rico established the National Institute for Energy and Island Sustainability (INESI) as a collaborative platform to understand and address the infrastructure issues being faced by the campus system and island.
Join the National Council for Science and the Environment in collaboration with Arizona State University’s Julian Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and SSF to hear how this model for local collaboration in Puerto Rico has progressed post-Maria, and inspired a United States national network of higher education leaders focusing on resilience, data-driven decision-making, and local solutions. The webinar will address models for university contribution to resilience in islands and smaller countries at risk from extreme weather events.