Come Join the Panel Discussion


Sustainable Disaster Recovery


WhenTuesday, June 1, 2022

3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern

Panelists include:

David Doyle, Region 7

Carmen Guerrero, Region 2

Elliott Laws, Administrative Trustee, RACER and former EPA AA


Have you wondered what happened to small cities (like Greensburg Kansas) after they were hit by a EF-5 tornado? Or how Puerto Rico is doing after the devastating Hurricanes Maria and Irma? Or how carefully redeveloped industrial properties can make an economic difference in communities? We will hear from our colleagues who have first-hand knowledge of these experiences.  


While the country makes progress in addressing the legacy of industrial land contamination, climate change is amplifying natural disasters and heightening the need to address all land, water and air contamination.  We’ve asked colleagues who have been engaged in bringing about sustainable environmental redevelopment after large natural disasters and environmental contamination to tell us about the challenges they faced and how they were overcome. 


Please join our panelists:  David Doyle, Land Revitalization Coordinator, Region 7; and Carmen Guerrero, Director, Caribbean Environmental Protection Division, Region 2; and Elliott Laws, Administrative Trustee, Racer Trust and former EPA Assistant Administrator for Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER) as they detail how these challenges have been met, the lessons they have learned, and what they see in the future.

We are looking forward to incorporating your questions in the discussion. (You can send questions in advance to or put them in the chat function during the Zoom meeting).

We will be breaking out into small group discussions after the Session so Members can continue the conversation and catch up with colleagues.

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You can "attend" by computer (audio and video) or by phone (audio only).

You must register to attend (no charge). 

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