New Orleans, LA, March 2, 2017

GCR Inc. is honored to once again sponsor RES/CON: The Global Resilience Summit, a premier international conference on the practice of successful resilience and disaster management taking place in New Orleans on March 7th, 2017. The three days of conference programming are organized around four themes, each impacting communities and economies worldwide: Leadership & Strategy, Technology & Innovation, Economy & Risk, and Community & Social Cohesion.

“We’re excited to participate in RES/CON New Orleans 2017 and to engage with other leaders in the resilience community. Through our work supporting resilience-building efforts in Louisiana and across the country, our team has a clear understanding of the importance of resilience and the day-to-day work energizing communities to be better prepared for shocks and stressors. As part of multiple panels, our team will lead topics ranging from the unique challenges of building resilience in rural communities to creative funding mechanisms used to pay for resilience projects. We look forward to a great event,” Ted Guillot, Acting Director of GCR’s Community Planning and Resilience sector.

GCR’s Senior Planner, Nathan Cataline, will serve as panelist for The Great Plains: Rural Resilience, examining case studies of community engagement strategies that model best practices for rural communities on how to address the unique physical, social, and economic challenges they face in building resilience to acute shocks and chronic stresses.

GCR Project Manager, Adrienne Duncan, will serve on two panels. The first, Show Me the Money: How to Pay for Resilience, discusses how to identify potential funding sources to support local resilience projects and how financing tools are being used to convert resilience benefits into revenue to support projects. The second, The Design and Creation of Resilient Systems, reveals best practices from practitioners and organizations on the front lines of disaster response and recovery management and focuses on the means to prepare for the impact of shocks and invest in the design and creation of response systems.

For more information on RES/CON New Orleans, visit http://resconnola.com/.