September 25, 2017
“We can’t stop extreme events from happening. But we surely can come together and find ways to make our societies more dynamically resilient in the face of those threats.”
— NOAA Administrator Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting
Building resilience in the face of increasing vulnerability to extreme weather and water events
CAMBRIDGE, MA —WeatherBuild®, Decision Support Solutions for the Construction Industry and Built Environment™, is proud to be named as a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador™, an initiative of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), to strengthen partnerships with external organizations toward building resilience in the face of increasing vulnerability to extreme weather and water events.
WeatherBuild commits to working with NOAA to strengthen national resilience against extreme weather.
The Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador initiative is an effort to formally recognize NOAA partners who are improving the nation’s readiness against extreme weather, water, and climate events. As a Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) Ambassador, WeatherBuild commits to working with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and other Weather-Ready Nation Ambassadors to strengthen national resilience against extreme weather.
Make the nation more ready, responsive, and resilient against extreme environmental hazards.
The Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) Ambassador™ initiative helps to unify the efforts across a broad spectrum of leading organizations, including government, non-profits, academia, and private industry, such as WeatherBuild, Decision Support Solutions for the Construction Industry and Built Environment™. The objective of the initiative is to make “the nation more ready, responsive, and resilient against extreme environmental hazards.”
Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) is a strategic outcome where society’s response must be equal to the risk from all extreme weather, water, and climate hazards.
As an officially recognized Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador™, WeatherBuild commits to the following four goals, together with the other Weather-Ready Nation Ambassadors, to “…serve a pivotal role in affecting societal change, and helping to build a nation that is ready, responsive, and resilient to the impacts of extreme weather and water events,” including across the construction industry and built environment:
- Promoting Weather-Ready Nation messages and themes to their stakeholders;
- Engaging with NOAA personnel on potential collaboration opportunities;
- Sharing their success stories of preparedness and resiliency, and;
- Serving as an example by educating employees on workplace preparedness.
About the Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) Ambassador Initiative
“One of NOAA’s missions is to save life and property by providing critical environmental intelligence, including weather forecasts and warnings, to our partners and the general public. NOAA wants everyone, from communities across the country, businesses, and the public at large to be ready, responsive, and resilient to extreme weather, water, and climate events. Government cannot achieve success without the support and contributions from partners. NOAA recognizes to build a Weather-Ready Nation requires innovative collaborations with the media, emergency management community, the Weather Enterprise, and other organizations such as businesses and all levels of government. WRN Ambassadors are formally recognized by NOAA as organizations committed to collaborating with NOAA, sharing preparedness messaging in outreach to the public, and serving as examples themselves by implementing resilience best practices.” (Source: Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador Initiative – Frequently Asked Questions)
Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, WeatherBuild® offers a suite of decision support solutions that empower contractors, owners and operators to improve situational awareness and make better-informed decisions about weather events, schedule impacts and probable outcomes.
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