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PRiMO Pre-Conference Training and Workshops

Posted on March 31, 2023

NDPTC offering free training April 3, 2023

NDPTC will be offering the following training on April 3, 2023, at the Hawaii Convention Center, prior to the Pacific Risk Management Ohana (PRiMO) Conference being held from April 3-6, 2023.

Nature-Based Solutions for Mitigating Hazards
This half-day (4-hour) management-level course aims to highlight nature-based solutions as important and effective tools for mitigating hazards and climate impacts. The course provides planners, government officials, and hazard mitigation professionals information on the types, applications, and benefits of nature-based solutions as well as the common barriers for their use. Beyond an overview of nature-based solutions, the course focuses on the planning and implementation mechanisms that can be leveraged to employ these solutions in practice. This includes planning mechanisms related to land use, hazard mitigation, stormwater management, transportation, open space, and disaster recovery. The course will also highlight important planning considerations for utilizing nature-based solutions, including planning quality, alignment among plans, and equity in nature-based solutions; as well as the public and private funding mechanisms for implementing them.
April 3, 2023 from 8am - 12pm HST
Register using registration code 93825.

Planning for Coastal Hazards and Climate Change: A Pilot Plan Evaluation Workshop
This pilot workshop complements NDPTC's Planning for Coastal Hazards course, currently in development. The workshop will provide participants with an overview of planning principles to guide coastal hazards and adaptation planning, increase understanding of methods to evaluate the quality of plans, and present a summary of current plan evaluation research in island jurisdictions. Exercises will provide participants with hands-on experience with evaluating coastal management and hazard mitigation plans and include an opportunity for group discussion on plan evaluation methods and adaptation planning across islands. The target audience includes planning practitioners and coastal stakeholders interested in hazards and coastal adaptation planning. This includes hazard mitigation planners, urban planners, climate change specialists, coastal managers, government officials, landowners, and developers, as well as planning researchers and academia.  
April 3, 2023 from 1pm - 5pm HST. Register