Unusual Collection of Interests to Discuss Land Use and Environmental Issues at This Week’s Hurricane Science for Safety Forum.
Attendees of this week’s Hurricane Science for Safety Forum in Orlando, FL, will see what happens when you get environmentalists, free market thinkers, and insurance interests together to discuss vital issues like protecting sensitive wetlands, minimizing the damage and loss of life from hurricanes, promoting conservation and sustainability, and long term financial security for home- and business-owners.
Gathering these strange bedfellows to discuss critical environmental and landuse issues may look like the recipe for a catfight. However, event organizers are confident that common ground can be identified, and the discussions will focus on developing constructive, solutions based strategies to balance the needs of communities with protection of sensitive coastline
Panelists will include Eli Lehrer from the Competitive Enterprise Institute, David Conrad and Amanda Staudt from the National Wildlife Federation, Sarah Owen Gledhill from the Florida Wildlife Federation, and Catharine Ransom from the Reinsurance Association of America.
Attending delegates represent business organizations, environmental groups, insurers, manufacturers, the legal community and others.
If you are not able to make the event in person, a virtual conference center is now available, and it will be updated following the conclusion of each forum event. Visit the virtual conference center or add the conference center RSS feed to get updates as-they happen.
Reporting: Ray Richardson, WeatherPredict Consulting Inc.