WA-AWRA Student-State Mixer

  • 29 Jan 2013
  • 6:00 PM
  • UW Waterfront Activities Center - 3900 Montake Blvd. NE, Seattle


Come support our student chapter and get to know up and coming professionals in our field as well as other members of the WA-AWRA. The Student-State Mixer will include a social hour with dinner and drinks followed by a presentation by Bob Freitag on Current Issues in Emergency Management with a Focus on Superstorm Sandy.  I hope you can join us!  This is a FREE event!

Bob Freitag, CFM, Senior Instructor and Director of the Institute for Hazards Mitigation Planning and Research at the University of Washington

Current Issues in Emergency Management with a Focus on Superstorm Sandy

Bob Freitag is Director of the Institute for Hazards Mitigation Planning and Research, and Affiliate Faculty at the University of Washington.  The Institute promotes hazards mitigation principles through courses, student intern opportunities and research. He is coauthor of “Floodplain Management: a new approach for a new era” (Island Press 2009). Bob was past Director of the Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup (CREW). Before coming to the University, he had a 25-year career with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) serving as Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO); Public Assistance, Mitigation and Education Officer.  Prior to FEMA he was employed by several private architectural and engineering consultant firms in Hawaii and Australia, and taught science as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Philippines. Freitag received his Master of Urban Planning degree from the University of Washington.

Bob will be discussing current issues in emergency management focusing on Superstorm Sandy and the aftermath from the storm. Important issues in emergency management that he will address include:

  • Climate change and emergency management
  • What does resiliency mean to practitioners
  • What does recovery mean
  • Water and our Constitution
  • Religion and emergency management or faith-based planning
Event Details:

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Social: 6:00 - 6:30pm

Dinner: 6:30 – 7:30pm;

Speaker: 7:30 - 8:00pm

Please RSVP here if you plan to attend.


University of Washington Waterfront Activities Center

3900 Montlake Blvd. NE

Seattle, WA 98195; (206) 543-9433



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