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Environmental Sciences Seminar Abstract            

  RESILIENT INFRASTRUCTURE
MITCHELL D. ERICKSON
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY DIRECTORATE
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Disasters affect us all. The challenge is to minimize the impact. Resilience has been defined as "Foster individual, community, and system robustness, adaptability, and capacity for rapid recovery."The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS') Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) provides new technologies, materials, controls, models, and other tools that promote resilience. More important, science and technology can contribute to shaping our resiliency blueprint by instilling scientific rigor into the processes that will shape our future. This presentation will review resiliency approaches, emerging technologies, and capability gaps for resilient communities and institutions.

Special emphasis will be placed on the cyber-aspects of resiliency and opportunities to contribute to developing the science and technological aspects of resilience.


Last updated: 08/21/2012