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Author of Disasters by Design to headline Oct. 29 plenary and participate in book-signing

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Dennis S. Mileti, professor emeritus at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he served as director of the Natural Hazards Center from 1994-2003, will headline the Oct. 29 plenary session beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the IAEM Annual Conference, in Reno, Nev. He is the author of many publications, most of which discuss societal aspects of hazards and disasters. His book, Disasters by Design, summarized knowledge in all fields of science and engineering regarding natural hazards and disasters, and made recommendations for shifts in national policies and programs. Mileti has worked on a variety of exciting hazards-related projects over the years, including providing oversight to the U.S. Army Corps' investigation of why the levees failed during Hurricane Katrina and ensuing societal impacts for which he was awarded the U.S. Army's Civilian Medal of Honor. He designed NIST’s congressional study of evacuation of the World Trade Center towers on 9/11. Immediately following his presentation, Mileti will sign his book, Disaster by Design, in the EMEX exhibit hall. IAEM's 61st Annual Conference and EMEX 2013, "Emergency Management in a Changing World," will take place Oct. 25-30, 2013, at the Silver Legacy Hotel and Reno Events Center. Learn more. more

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