Innovations in Climate Resilience
Your Solutions Make
March 29-30, 2022
The Conference on Innovations in Climate Resilience, presented by Battelle in collaboration with DOE National Laboratories, offers a curated technical program with invited keynote presentations, platform and lightning talks and a poster reception.
We’re expecting an audience of government leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators to explore breakthroughs in technology, science, policy and infrastructure that will help mitigate the threats to our environment, health, communities, national security and economic well-being from a changing climate.
Richard KiddDeputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Environment & Energy Resilience), Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Sustainment)
Mr. Kidd provides policy and governance for programs and activities that enable resilience and cyber-secure energy for weapon systems and installations. This includes budgetary, policy, and management oversight of programs related to climate change, compliance with environmental laws, prevention of pollution, management of natural and cultural resources, and cleanup of contaminated sites, as well as energy resilience, risk, and performance.
Alice HillSenior Fellow for Energy and the Environment, Council on Foreign Relations
Alice Hill is the David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment at the Council on Foreign Relations. Her work at CFR focuses on the risks, consequences, and responses associated with climate change. Hill previously served as special assistant to President Barack Obama and senior director for resilience policy on the National Security Council staff where she led the development of national policy to build resilience to catastrophic risks, including climate change and biological threats.
Sherri GoodmanFormer Deputy Undersecretary of Defense (Environmental Security)Sherri Goodman is the Secretary General of the International Military Council on Climate & Security (IMCCS), representing over 35 military and national security organizations across the globe. She is a Senior Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center’s Polar Institute and Environmental Change & Security Program, as well as a Senior Strategist at the Center for Climate & Security.
Alexandra IsernAssistant Director, Directorate for Geosciences, National Science Foundation
Dr. Alexandra Isern is currently the Assistant Director for Geosciences at the National Science Foundation (NSF). Previously she was Head of the Antarctic Sciences Section in NSF’s Office of Polar Programs. Dr. Isern has been at NSF for twenty years, eleven of which have been in Polar Programs. She has experience working as Executive Secretary for the National Science Board’s Subcommittee on Facilities and as a Program Director for numerous Programs. Dr. Isern was also Section Head for Surface Earth Processes within NSF’s Division of Earth Sciences.
Brent ConstantzFounder and CEO, Blue PlanetFounder and Chief Executive Officer of Blue Planet Systems Corporation, a serial entrepreneur with expertise in biomineralization. Dr. Constantz founded Calera to address global climate concerns with aspirations to permanently sequester gigaton quantities of carbon dioxide in the form of carbonate minerals.
Eric HoekProfessor, UCLA, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering and the Institute of the Environment & Sustainability
Dr. Eric Hoek is a professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), a faculty scientist in the Energy Storage & Distributed Resources Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and also a faculty member of UCLA’s Institute of the Environment & Sustainability and California NanoSystems Institute.
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Abstract Submissions Are Still OpenThe program will emphasize field applications, case studies, technology solutions and test beds, but submissions on fundamental research and modeling studies are also encouraged.
Climate resiliency is focused on developing solutions to climate change. The technical program offers scientists and researchers an opportunity to join the community working at the forefront of innovations that reduce the impacts of climate change by restoring our ecosystems, by enabling adaptation of our built infrastructure and societies or by dramatically reducing the trajectory of causative factors.
- International Climate Risk Analysis and National Security
- Resilient Infrastructure: Energy, Water, Communications, Transportation, and Building
- Nexus of Resilience and Ecosystem Restoration: Carbon Capture, Circular Economy, Water, and Land
- Health Resilience, Risks, and Interventions
- Innovations in Climate Resilient Food and Agriculture