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Coastal Community Resilience: NDPTC (AWR-228)

  • Monmouth County, NJ (map)

The National Disaster Preparedness Training Center (NDPTC) at the University of Hawaii, a member of the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC), will be instructing the DHS approved training course entitled "Coastal Community Resilience": NDPTC (AWR-228).

COST: None, but please preregister as seating is limited.

Coastal communities around the world are experiencing unprecedented change resulting from population growth in coastal regions and increased vulnerability to natural hazards.  Resilient coastal communities are better able to plan for and take action to mitigate the risks from coastal hazards, increase the pace of recovery from destructive events, and adapt to changing environments. 

This course demonstrates how to integrate risk and community-based collaborative strategies into plans and programs and introduces tools that help communities assess individual risks and vulnerabilities as well as introduces strategies to become more resilient and better prepared for the natural disasters that are likely to occur in the coastal regions.

This one-day training course will provide state and local government agency staff and other stakeholder groups with background on natural hazards. In addition, the course will guide an approach to (1) assess community resilience and (2) develop next steps for improved resilience. Through increased awareness of natural hazards and best practices, the course will enhance community resilience for state and local government agency staff that routinely interface with the community, private sector, and other stakeholder groups. The course will be designed for national implementation, while allowing integration of local concerns through case studies and focused group exercises

Governmental Administrative, Emergency Management, Law Enforcement, Fire Services, Citizen/Community Volunteer, Private Sector / Corporate Security and Safety, General Public

For questions or registration, please email the point of contact Michael Schwebel at