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Washington, D.C. — The Pew Charitable Trusts and the National Institute of Building Sciences (Institute) will host a joint webinar, The Business Case for Building Stronger, Smarter Infrastructure, on Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET.

The webinar will feature the release of the latest Interim Report of the Institute’s “Mitigation Saves” multi-year study. The new report builds on the results presented earlier this year that every $1 invested in disaster mitigation through federal grants saves society $6 in future disaster costs. These latest results examine the return-on-investment associated with resilient infrastructure related to transportation, electric grid and water systems.

The event will feature:

  • Forbes Tompkins, Officer, Flood-Prepared Communities Initiative, The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Ryan Colker, JD, Vice President, National Institute of Building Sciences
  • Philip Schneider, Program Director, National Institute of Building Sciences
  • Melissa Clow, Civil Engineer, Iowa City

To attend the free webinar, The Business Case for Building Stronger, Smarter Infrastructure, register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2665703663699841793.

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