Events Calendar

CEPP Public Presentations & Discussion

Assessing Community Resilience for Policy- and Decision-Making: The Cattaraugus Creek Watershed and the Seneca Nation of Indians

Chris Renschler, UB Geography; Michael Gates, Director, Emergency Management, Seneca Nation of Indians; John Whitney, District Conservationist, UB DDA-National Resources Conservation Service; UB Geography students
9 Norton
North Campus
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Free, but RSVP requested to or call 645-5376.
UB Civic Engagement & Public Policy Strategic Research Initiative (CEPP)
Laura Mangan at 645-5376 (
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As part of the collaborative activities of this year's CEPP Community Scholar-in-Residence Fellowship, a brief introductory lecture on community resilience is followed by student project presentations, illustrating how to use GIS and environmental management for assessing community resilience, followed by a panel discussion. The topics range from flood emergency management and hazardous waste management to evacuation routing and sustainable development.


  • Introductory lecture on “Community Resilience,” Dr. Chris Renschler, UB Geography
  • Student Project Presentations, with Q & A
  • Discussants: Michael Gates, Director, Department of Emergency Management, Seneca Nation of Indians and 2013-14 CEPP Community Scholar-in-Residence; John Whitney, District Conservationist, US DDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS); and Dr. Chris Renschler, UB Geography
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