Workers remove debris in Rockaway, N.Y., on Nov. 11, 2012, following Hurricane Sandy. (Photo by Elissa Jun/FEMA)

NIST Announces Second Disaster Resilience Workshop

Hosting it July 30 with the Stevens Institute in Hoboken, N.J. will allow the Commerce Department agency to get input for an initial draft of a framework to help communities prepare for and recover from disasters faster and at lower cost.

On July 30, the National Institute of Standards and Technology will host the second in a series of regional workshops as it heads a collaborative, nationwide effort to develop a framework U.S. communities can use to prepare for and recover from disaster events, faster and at a lower cost. NIST is hosting the "Developing a Community-Centered Approach to Disaster Resilience" workshop with the Stevens Institute in Hoboken, N.J.; the workshop registration fee is $50, and space is limited.

The agency's announcement says the workshop will begin with a session on resilience lessons learned from Hurricane Sandy. That "superstorm" killed more than 150 people, caused an estimated $65 billion in damage, and left millions of people without power for extended periods.

During breakout sessions, workshop participants will help to develop sections of the framework, which will focus on communities, buildings, and infrastructure lifelines. Topics will include buildings and facilities, transportation systems, energy systems, communication and information systems, water and wastewater systems, and social vulnerabilities.

NIST will incorporate input from this and two other workshops into an initial draft of the framework, which will be issued for public comment in April 2015.

To learn more about NIST's Disaster Resilience Program, visit www.nist.gov/el/building_materials/resilience/.

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