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PNWER Center for Regional Disaster Resilience Matt Morrison, Chief Executive Officer, PNWER. PNWER Profile. PNWER – formed by statute in 1991 PNWER is a Public/Private Partnership Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Saskatchewan, Washington, Yukon.
Matt Morrison, Chief Executive Officer, PNWER
PNWER is referenced in the National Infrastructure Protection Plan as the model for bringing the public and private sectors together to address critical infrastructure protection issues. – Feb. 2009
PNWER is listed as a best practice for working with other states and provinces to address critical infrastructure security issues in the NGA’s Governor’s Guide to Homeland Security - March 2007
350 Experts at Blue Cascades III Tabletop Exercise in Bellevue, Washington Subduction Zone Earthquake Scenario
The goal of the exercise series is to develop a regional disaster resilience and preparedness strategy for the Tri-Cities area that can be utilized for the broader Columbia River Basin region.
To produce a holistic, cost-effective strategy and implementation plan to assure the resilience of the Columbia River Basin with focus on dams, locks, and levees
Project will assess, from a risk-based perspective, consequences for interdependent infrastructures and other essential service providers from all-hazards disasters and identify prevention and mitigation measures
2009 Dams Sector Exercise Series – Columbia Basin Project Goal
Currently the 2009 Dams Sector Exercise Series is nearly complete
Dam owners, Emergency Managers along with Federal, State, and Local Stakeholders have been engaged in this holistic approach to dam and levee failure
The first phase had wide involvement of stakeholders from throughout the Columbia River Basin
Community Bio-Event Resilience Roadmap
Bring together public health and other experts with key state and local agencies, infrastructures, industry, business, academic, and community organizations to focus on community bio-event resilience
Enable government agencies at all levels with regional stakeholders to gain greater knowledge of bio-event impacts on communities and longer-term consequences
Identify common goals, gaps and barriers between private sector organizations and public health, healthcare partners and local emergency management on improving information exchange, resource management and communications during health and medical emergencies
Develop a holistic blueprint for community bio-event resilience that will encompass all aspects of preparedness and disaster management, including prevention, protection, response, recovery/longer term restoration, and risk-based mitigation to address communications, business and operational continuity, logistics, supply chain, and resource issues, public education/training, and exercises.
Center for Regional Disaster Resilience
Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER)
2200 Alaskan Way, Suite 460
Seattle, WA 98121