National Building Museum

Is D.C. Ready for a 500-Year Storm Event?

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Museum Auditorium

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Recent hurricanes are an unfortunate reminder of the necessity of preparation for a 500-year flood, an event that is considered so rare it has a 1-in-500 chance of happening in a single year. How will the Washington, D.C. region handle a similar storm event? What infrastructure is currently in place or being planned to mitigate flooding from these storms?

Hear about local action in the D.C. metropolitan area as new studies are underway to assess the coastal storm risk in the region. 

Kevin J. Bush, chief resilience officer, Washington, D.C., Jeffrey Gowen,  branch chief of facility operations, National Mall and Memorial Parks, National Park Service and Stephen Walz, director, Department of Environmental Programs, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments join Susan Piedmont-Palladino, director, Virginia Tech Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center, curator, National Building Museum, to discuss D.C.’s flood resilience strategy and infrastructure to protect the National Mall and surrounding buildings. 

This FREE program will be presented at the Museum and livestreamed.   

Pre-registration required.

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