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Apr 24 — Apr 26
Energy, Disaster, and Resilience Workshop
How do we create a resilient energy system in a world of rapidly shifting risks, political turmoil, and complex laws and institutions?
Energy infrastructure devastation through storms, floods, winds, fires, and other forces affects millions of people each year and requires creative new approaches to protect public health, the environment, and well-being. From multi-day power outages in New England to the destruction of the entire electric system in Puerto Rico, to sustained energy shortages in many countries, there is a renewed awareness of system vulnerabilities and needs in the face of rapidly changing climate and extreme weather events. This two-day workshop will engage academics, practitioners, policy makers, and citizen groups to explore and better understand the shifting dimensions of risk facing energy systems, management during a crisis, and, most importantly, opportunities for action. We will bring together energy-system planners, researchers, and others to create more resilient energy systems into the future by exploring the commonalities and differences in New England, in the Arctic, and for vulnerable communities.
The results from this workshop will be used to shape funding opportunities, programming, and research for the newly created Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society.
For more information, or to register, visit the official event website here: https://irving.dartmouth.edu/events/energy-disaster-and-resilience-workshop