Denver, CO: WARRP Kickoff Meeting

Event Description: 

The Wide Area Recovery and Resiliency Program (WARRP) Kickoff Meeting was held on February 16, 2011 in Denver, CO.

Goal:

The WARRP Kickoff Meeting aimed to provide an overview of the program and to allow for discussion while also showcasing a symposium on the threats driving this program.

Objectives:

  • Develop and refine guidance, plans, and decision frameworks for long-term recovery that can be leveraged and transitioned to other parts of the United States and internationally as applicable.
  • Identify, develop and refine, demonstrate, and transition technologies and standards that support recovery prioritization, planning, and operations.
  • Better understand the public health strategies and challenges related to long-term recovery and recommend changes as needed to public health guidance and/or plans.
  • Better understand the economic resilience and recovery challenges and develop approaches to accelerate commercial recovery.
  • Exercise programmatic solutions for Chemical, Biological, and Radiological (CBR) recovery.
  • Enhance long-term formal coordination between Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Energy (DOE), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that will be optimized for stakeholder use at the state, regional, and local levels.

Summary:

The DHS, in partnership with the Denver Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI), successfully embarked on a collaborative program, WARRP, designed to reduce the time and resources required to recover large urban areas, military installations, and associated critical infrastructures following a catastrophic CBR incident by working with interagency partners, including federal, state, local, and tribal governments, military, private industry, and non-profit organizations.

Date: 
Wed, 02/16/2011
Venue: 
Colorado Convention Center
Event Coordinator: 
John Mower
Presenters or VIPs: 
Mr. William Carwile, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Mayor Guillermo (Bill) Vidal, City of Denver
Mr. Christian Anschutz, Western Developmental Group
Mr. Dan Alexander, Denver UASI
Mr. Timothy Gablehouse, Esq., Colorado Emergency Preparedness Partnership
Mr. Chris Russell, DHS Science & Technology (S&T)
Dr. J.D. Malone, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Mr. Mike Nalipinski, EPA
Mr. Terry Tincher, Center for Disease Control (CDC) National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH)
Dr. Richard Graham, EPA
Mr. Steve Morreale, DOE
Mr. Mike Midgley, Cubic Applications, Inc.