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Registration Is Now Open for the NIST Workshop on Priority Data and Information Needs

Register now for the Improving Community Resilience Planning and Decision Making: Workshop on Priority Data and Information Needs taking place October 25-26, 2018.

As more communities take action to improve their overall resilience to natural, technological, and human-caused hazards,  there is a growing recognition that local officials, consultants, and researchers need data and information to inform resilience planning decisions. This goal of this workshop is to identify:

  • the types of data and information and related tools that are used today
  • data/information/tool gaps that urgently need to be filled to support decision-making

Representatives of cities, counties, regional bodies, and states will share their experiences and recommend specific needs. Participants will include Federal agencies, universities, non-profits, and the private sector.  Outcomes of the workshop will be used to develop tools and guidance that facilitate decision-making.

The workshop will be organized around three tracks and include plenary and working breakout sessions:

  • Session 1: How Communities Characterize Themselves, Set Goals, & Make Decisions
  • Session 2: The Gap Between Current and Desired Performance of the Community’s Built Environment
  • Session 3: Community Resilience Priorities and Solutions

Following the workshop, NIST will share these priorities widely with others who can help to develop and provide solutions.

Released September 25, 2018, Updated March 11, 2019