Upcoming Events

The Risk Center seeks the active input and involvement of experts and stakeholders across sectors and disciplines through a variety of avenues, including round-table discussions, seminars, conferences, and other events. This page lists events hosted by the Center, or hosted by our partners with Center participation.

Questions about upcoming events?  Please contact Carol Heller, Event Manager at hellerc@wharton.upenn.edu.

February 10th and 11th: Managing Philadelphia’s Flood Risk in a Changing Climate.

The Wharton Risk Center, with support from the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, is hosting a two-part workshop on flood risk in the Philadelphia region. Panelists will represent Philadelphia city agencies and organizations, FEMA Region II, local communities, insurance companies, and academic institutions and will discuss what ways Philadelphia is already vulnerable to flooding, how climate change is exacerbating those vulnerabilities, and what tools, like hazard mitigation planning and insurance, are important for preparing and recovering from flood events. While open to the public, the target audience is the staff of local agencies and organizations whose job responsibilities would benefit from understanding how to build financial resilience to flood risk, especially if they engage with residents in areas that experience flooding.

Day 1: 11:00 am – 12:30pm. REGISTER HERE.

Day 2: 11:00am – 12:30pm. REGISTER HERE.