Disaster Recovery, Infrastructure Interdependencies
Workshop on Interdependent Lifelines Risk and Regional Resilience—BACRDR sponsored a regional training event in collaboration with Bay Area water systems, PG&E, Verizon, Caltrans, Napa City officials, and other local, state and federal government agencies to examine outcomes from the South Napa Earthquake response and recovery, and actions to further Bay Area resilience.
Regional Cyber Resilience
Bay Area Cyber Resilience Workshop—BACRDR partnered with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of Cyber Security & Communications and the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center (NCRIC) to assist stakeholders to build capabilities for cyber security, IT operations, and business continuity.
Climate Change Resilience and Regional Risk Mitigation
Risk Mitigation Workshop Series—spearheaded workshops across the U.S. with national association The Infrastructure Security Partnership (TISP), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Association of Flood Plain Managers, and others to identify how to raise community awareness and action to upgrade aging and deteriorating infrastructures.
Energy Assurance and Resilience
National State and Local Energy Assurance Planning Initiative—BACRDR Executive Director Paula Scalingi assisted the U.S. Department of Energy to plan and implement a nationwide State and Local Energy Assurance Planning Initiative with interdependences workshops and a follow-on strategy to help states and localities move towards energy resilience.
Bay Area Community Health Resilience Forum—BACRDR brought together public health and healthcare, social and human services, and other practitioners and experts to share information on health resilience threats and consequences, current projects, and lay the groundwork for a collaborative initiative to improve community health resilience.
Roundtable on Sharing Earthquake Data for Improved Resiliency of Bay Area Lifelines and Critical Infrastructures—BACRDR partnered with the California Earthquake Clearinghouse to convene utilities and other essential service providers to discuss requirements for, and ways to improve sharing data on earthquake impacts.
Training and Education
Superstorm Sandy Lessons Learned Workshop—BACRDR convened more than 200 stakeholders to examine impacts and preparedness gaps from Hurricane Sandy and implications for Bay Area resilience.
Bay Area Resilience Coalition—BACRDR has developed a broad and growing network of more than 1200 stakeholders from across the Bay Area representing all sectors, disciplines, and levels of government, and is partnering with other associations to expand this into an extensive “network of networks” of thousands of individuals and organizations interested in furthering Bay Area resilience.
Regional Resilience Sustainment
Building Resilient Regions into a Resilient and Secure Nation Initiative—BACRDR teamed with DomPrep Journal, government, and private sector organizations to conduct regional workshops and incorporate lessons learned into a national report to demonstrate ways to improve the nation’s resilience.