Event Name: Resiliency Day
Event Location: Virtual Event
Event Date/Time: 11/17/2020. Time to be determined!
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This year has brought unprecedented upheaval to Philadelphia, making infrastructure resiliency a more important topic than ever. The COVID-19 pandemic generated a public health emergency which disrupted all sectors of American life including the economy, health care, education, transportation, infrastructure as well as driving numerous other societal crises. Meanwhile, our part of the country continues to see warming temperature trends and heavy weather events of increasing frequency and intensity. A recent climatecentral.org evaluation of long-term precipitation data places Philadelphia 3rd on the list of U.S. cities with the largest increase in heavy downpours (360% increase in the last decade).
The Philadelphia Post of the Society of American Military Engineers is hosting a symposium which hopes to bring together practitioners from the Greater Philadelphia Area and beyond who can speak to infrastructure resiliency and how it can help public and private entities survive these turbulent times.
So, save some space on your calendars in November!
Given public health restrictions, we are still determining the site and the format for this year’s event. We are deciding whether or not to hold the Resiliency Symposium as a virtual event or if we should host a “hybrid” event that has an in-person component where people can gather (following social distancing guidelines) to view the symposium and meet other attendees. Please take a moment to fill out the informal poll shown below to let us know if you would be interested in attending the 2020 Resiliency Symposium in person in order to have further discussions on the symposium topics and network with other attendees. If you have any questions, please contact the SAME Philadelphia Post Resiliency Chair, Roland De Guzman: email@example.com
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