Disaster Preparedness Symposia Series
Partnership on Mitigation: Building and Insuring Safer Homes
December 7, 2009
The goal of the summit was to build a collaboration framework for the identification, testing and implementation of mitigation techniques that foster safer, more resilient communities. Potential changes in hurricane activity and high concentration of people have left U.S. coastlines vulnerable to catastrophic risks. As a result, consumers, builders and regulators are asking how to mitigate risk. Loss experience data shows dramatic benefits of mitigation strategies that can effectively reduce potential future hurricane losses. Stronger roofs, improved building codes with stringent enforcement and enhanced land use planning are but a few of the strategies that can create significant value to society. Click for a full summary.
Joan Woodward, President, Travelers Institute; Executive Vice President, Public Policy; The Travelers Companies, Inc.
Moderator - Eric Nelson, Vice President, Personal Insurance, Travelers
Julie Rochman, President & CEO, Institute for Business & Home Safety
Dail Rowe, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Regional Manager, WeatherPredict Consulting, Inc.
Manuel Lonfat, Ph.D., Managing Director, Travelers
Jay Guin, Ph.D., Senior Vice President of Modeling and Research, AIR Worldwide
Ann Roberson, Manager, South Carolina Safe Home Program
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December 7, 2009: Partnership on Mitigation Summit (Hartford, CT)