Extreme Weather Sessions

Extreme Weather in Texas: When Environmental, Human, and National Security Intersect

Extreme weather can cause tremendous loss of life and property while testing the resiliency of the societal response. Texas in particular has been hit by more $1B disasters than any other state, including the most destructive winter storm in US history that knocked out their power grid and killed well over 100 people, all while the COVID-19 pandemic continued to surge. Although extreme weather events are not the only environmental security phenomenon that amplifies political, economic, infrastructure, and social insecurities, they are often the most obvious and traumatizing for communities and institutions, especially when they require a coordinated response between civilian and national security organizations. In this Presidential Session, we will explore extreme weather in Texas, its effects on communities, and how insights on environmental trends, human insecurity, and the national security apply more broadly to the United States as a whole.

 

SESSION 9: Texas Weather Disasters – Everything is Bigger here?

Wednesday, 26 January 2022 @ 8:30 am

 

SESSION 10: Integrating Environmental Justice into Extreme Weather Preparedness and Response in Texas and Beyond

Wednesday, 26 January 2022 @ 10:30 am

 

SESSION 11: Enhancing Civil-Military Coordination Before, During, and After Extreme Weather

Wednesday, 26 January 2022 @ 1:30 PM