With climate-driven disasters becoming more frequent and more destructive, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is convening leading emergency management experts from across the state at a two-day summit designed to educate, support, and strategize solutions to build more resilient California communities.
“We are proud of the work being done to ensure the state helps communities prepare before the next emergency,” said Mark Ghilarducci, Cal OES Director. “This summit serves as a launching pad for innovation at a time when disasters are impacting more Californians, especially those living in the areas of the state most susceptible to natural disasters.”
From exploring how natural hazards like wildfire, earthquake, drought, extreme weather, and flooding have transformed the state, to discussing ways to advance equity through mitigation, the 2022 California Mitigation Summit will address ways in which communities can protect people and property from future disasters.
This year alone, in addition to earthquakes, wildfires, flooding, and debris flows, California endured one of its longest and most intense September heatwaves, smashing temperature records up and down the state.
The 2022 California Mitigation Summit is Nov. 16 and 17 in Sacramento and focused on programs specifically geared towards building community resilience among vulnerable populations. These programs include: Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities; Prepare California; Listos California and Home Hardening.
The summit is designed to provide attendees with an opportunity to gain meaningful insights from local, state, and tribal hazard mitigation experts; develop a better understanding of mitigation strategies, best practices, and past successes; and obtain information related to funding and grant opportunities available for hazard mitigation projects and planning efforts.