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WEBINAR: The Ostrich Paradox in the Context of Floods
Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 11:30 AM until 1:00 PM
Webinar attendance links to be provided prior to the event in a separate email.
Join us for our webinar to help you in your professional stormwater management and floodplain work.
The Ostrich Paradox: Why We Underprepare for Disasters
Howard Kunreuther, co-author of the book with the same title, will introduce some of the concepts surrounding why people typically underprepare for disasters.
Our ability to foresee and protect against natural catastrophes has never been greater; yet, we consistently fail to heed the warnings and protect ourselves and our communities, with devastating consequences. What explains this contradiction?
Our speaker will draw on years of teaching and research to explain why disaster preparedness efforts consistently fall short.
More information about the book can be found here: https://wdp.wharton.upenn.edu/book/ostrich-paradox/
Attend the webinar for an exclusive offer on purchasing the book at a reduced rate
Our Speaker: Howard Kunreuther
Howard Kunreuther is the James G. Dinan Professor; Professor of Decision Sciences and Public Policy at the Wharton School, and co-director of the Wharton Risk Management Center. He has a long-standing interest in ways that society can better manage low-probability, high-consequence events related to technological and natural hazards. Kunreuther was a Coordinating Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) chapter “Integrated Risk and Uncertainty Assessment of Climate Change Response Policies.”(AR5 WGIII) and is on the New York City Panel on Climate Change. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a Distinguished Fellow of the Society for Risk Analysis.