Public Works Expo 2018

WE08 - Workshop: Resiliency in Solid Waste During Natural Disasters

Aug 29, 2018 8:30am ‐ Aug 29, 2018 10:45am


Attend this interactive workshop featuring key takeaways from industry experts that have managed debris following a variety of natural disasters including hurricanes, tornadoes, wild fires, and flooding. The first hour will focus on how local governments plan for and coordinate solid waste activities during disasters. In the second hour, we will look at emergency debris management and what needs to occur for optimal recovery and FEMA reimbursement. Attendees will engage in discussion of best practices and lessons-learned.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this workshop, you will be better able to:

    • Recognize and plan for circumstances that interrupt solid waste service during a natural disaster.
    • Identify what is needed to maximize FEMA reimbursement.
    • Implement best management practices for disaster recovery and debris management.


    • Monica Bramble, Assistant Public Works Director, City of North Port, FL
    • Tim Mathes, Assistant City Administrator, City of Oak Grove, MO
    • Greg Bosko, Public Assistance Branch Chief, FEMA Region VII, Kansas City, MO
    • Jason McCright, Senior Consultant, Rostan Solutions, LLC, Valrico, FL

    You must be logged in and own this session in order to post comments.