May 16, 2019

Resiliency: Economic Analysis and Planning for the Unexpected

Extreme weather and other risks have inspired increasing interest in resiliency planning. We need to know in advance whether our critical infrastructure can withstand expected and unexpected events. Policy makers also want to understand the costs and benefits of different resilience plans.

Dynamic economic impact analysis plays an indispensable role in assessing resiliency. Users of REMI’s modeling software are on the forefront of resiliency planning. In light of its increased relevance, we are planning to highlight resiliency over the coming weeks.

REMI will be including a presentation on resiliency and infrastructure investments at the 2019 REMI D.C. Annual Policy Conference to be held in Washington, D.C. on Friday, June 21st.

Margaret Kurth, Contract Research Engineer with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, will also give a resilience-related presentation at the 2019 REMI Amherst Economic Analysis Conference, which is scheduled to be held at our Amherst, MA headquarters from Thursday, June 27th to Friday, June 28th.

The 2019 REMI Great Lakes Policy Conference that REMI will be hosting in Ann Arbor, MI on Thursday, July 11th also features discussions regarding resiliency, infrastructure, and other timely policy topics.

We’re aiming to have additional resiliency presentations in the near future.