Resilient Communities

Resilient Communities

By FloodMapp Podcasts
Natural disasters are becoming more frequent and more severe every year.

Now more than ever, we need to know how we can build resilience among our communities, countries and businesses.

On Resilient Communities, we speak with experts in emergency management, business continuity planning, meteorology, environmental science and corporate leaders to better understand how we can achieve true resilience in a changing world.
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Ep #6 - Resilience is All About People ft. Jamie Simmonds, Author of Rising from the Flood, Moving the Town of Grantham // Resilient Communities Podcast //
It has almost been 10 years since the catastrophic flooding that ripped through Queensland in 2011; an event many Australians will never forget. Jamie Simmonds, Author of Rising from the Flood, Moving the Town of Grantham, shares his epic story of restoring and relocating the town of Grantham in under 12 months following the devastating flooding experienced in the Lockyear Valley.
22:24
June 29, 2020
Ep #5 - We can’t go back to normal now ft. Johnathan Koehn, Chief Resilience Officer at Boulder City, Colorado // Resilient Communities Podcast //
In June 2020, the United States are gripped by 4 crises': a climate crisis, a social crisis, an economic crisis and a health crisis. Johnathan Koehn, Chief Resilience Officer at Boulder City, discusses with us about how resilience goes beyond infrastructure and how we might go about building social resilience and social equity, how climate action needs to be stronger and the silver linings of the situation in the US right now.
21:32
June 15, 2020
Ep #4 - Using Your Worst Fears to Better Prepare ft. Bert Sausse, Emergency Operations Coordinator at CenterPoint Energy // Resilient Communities Podcast //
A predicted above average hurricane season has started early in May in the United States and emergency managers are stretched thin through the worsening global pandemic. Bert Sausse shares his experiences as an Emergency Operations Coordinator leading CenterPoint Energy’s emergency management during a time in which a Hurricane season has started early and a global pandemic continues to create unforeseen challenges for emergency preparedness.
26:58
May 18, 2020
Ep #3 - The State of Data for Emergency Planning ft. Michael Sharon, Deputy Superintendent for FEMA's Emergency Management Institute // Resilient Communities Podcast //
The state of models and data for emergency managers and are increasingly both attainable and complex.  Michael Sharon shares his experiences as an Deputy Superintendent leading FEMA's Emergency Management Institute during a time in which climate change, a global pandemic and an increasingly connected world come together to create a new breed of emergency manager.
28:36
May 5, 2020
Ep #2 - Dealing with Compound Disasters ft. Paul Falavolito, EMS Chief of White Oak // Resilient Communities Podcast //
Things are changing quickly for emergency managers in order to deal with a global pandemic. How will emergency managers across the world cope with multiple disasters occurring at once when they are running out of PPE and are trying to move online? Paul Falavolito, EMS Chief of White Oak, shares his experiences as an Emergency Management Chief caring for White Oak during COVID19 and how plans can change when multiple disasters strike at once.
23:20
April 16, 2020
Ep #1 - Business Continuity in a Crisis ft. Michael Herrera, CEO of MHA Consulting // Resilient Communities Podcast //
It's 2020, a global pandemic is affecting every single business in the world, and more natural disasters are on the way. How will these businesses keep the lights on during Hurricane season? Michael Herrera, CEO of MHA consulting and BCMMetrics, shares his tips for effective Business Continuity Planning during black swan events like COVID19 and how those plans change when multiple disasters strike at once.
20:03
April 16, 2020