January 12, 2018 – Risk Management Choices: Adaptation Strategies by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Insurance Industry

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Welcome: David W. Cash, Dean, John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, University of Massachusetts Boston

Program Introduction & Overview: Daniel K. Moon, President & Executive Director, Environmental Business Council of New England, Inc.

Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Report from the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

Matthew Beaton, Secretary
Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Katie Theoharides, Assistant Secretary of Climate Change
Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Resilience in Massachusetts Emergency Management

Sarah J. White, State Hazard Mitigation Officer
Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency

Moving from Science to Action: UMass’ role in MA Climate Adaptation Efforts

Richard Palmer, Ph.D., University Director
Northeast Climate Science Center
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Modeling the Vulnerability of Transportation Infrastructure to Coastal Flooding Along the Massachusetts Coastline: The good, the bad, and the wicked difficult

Ellen Douglas, P.E., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Hydrology
School for the Environment
University of Massachusetts Boston

Natural Hazards Resiliency – An Insurer’s Perspective

Brion Callori, Senior Vice President
Engineering and Research
FM Global

Panel Discussion


Ralph A. Child, Member
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C.


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Online registration has closed.
Walk-in registration is accepted at the door. Please email ebc@ebcne.org with your name and contact information by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 11 to be added to the security list.

EBC Member: $35
EBC Membership is corporate – all staff from our member companies can register as an EBC Member. Not sure if you’re a member? Visit our online Member Directory.

Non-members: $45

Government/Nonprofit: $15
This rate is available for those employed by Government, Municipal, or Nonprofit organizations.

Students – University of Massachusetts – Boston students – please get in touch with Rebecca Herst, Director of the Sustainable Solutions Lab at UMass Boston, for registration information. All other students – please use the above Nonprofit rate for registration.

Fine Print: Cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 5 for a refund. No-shows will be charged.