Upcoming Events

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

RSVP for IBPSA-USA DC Chapter meetup

Please join us for the IBPSA-USA DC Chapter meetup on October 15th at Baumann Consulting! This time we will have presentations given by Amir Roth, Dru Crawley, and Roger Chang.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Nuclear Science Week Expo & Reception

Join us as we transform Rayburn Foyer into a dynamic, interactive space highlighting the tremendous benefits of nuclear science.

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Survival by Degrees – Birds on the Brink

Join the National Audubon Society for a rich discussion on how to advance policies in the United States that respond to the scale of the climate challenge.

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

USGBC: DMV Net Zero Schools Summit

This half-day summit will focus on 4 Net zero energy schools – Discovery Elementary, Wilde Lake, Holabird and Graceland, presented by the project teams and school representatives.

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Nuclear Energy in Space – Nonproliferation Risks & Solutions

The Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Project’s symposium aims to promote debate on space reactor fuel before NASA makes a decision that could have significant security, economic, and political consequences.

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USAID’s Approach to Developing and Managing Shock Responsive Programming and Adaptive Mechanisms

There is an increasing recognition within USAID and the larger international development community of the need for a shock responsive approach in development activities to help countries and communities recover from shocks and adapt livelihood approaches and management practices to mitigate the impacts of future shocks. These shocks (external short-term deviations from long-term trends) can have substantial negative effects on people’s current state of well-being, level of assets, livelihoods, safety, or their ability to withstand future shocks. Many areas prone to shocks also experience long-term pressures (e.g. degradation of natural resources, urbanization, political instability, or diminishing social capital) that further undermine the stability of a system and increase vulnerability within it. Shock responsiveness is especially relevant in regions and agro-climatic zones subject to recurrent shocks, such as droughts and floods. Even in areas not subject to recurrent climatic shocks, crises associated with a wide array of shocks and stresses are possible, if not probable, within USAID’s usual five-year project implementation timeframe. In turn, this demands a more flexible, shock-responsive approach to development investment and programming.

At the October Adaptation Community Meeting André Mershon from the Bureau for Food Security will present on USAID’s guidance for shock responsive programming and outline methods for proactively designing adaptive and shock responsive activities, as well as options to respond to shocks through existing development programs. This will also include examples from Ethiopia and the Sahel.

A live webinar of the event will be available at https://adaptation.adobeconnect.com/october2019/.

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Millennial Nuclear Caucus – Nuclear Science Week

Please join the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History for a Millennial Nuclear Caucus as part of Nuclear Science Week.

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Friday, October 18, 2019

Distributed Generation on the Edge of the Smart Grid

Join your colleagues and peers at Chinatown Gardens to learn more about the state of today’s Smart Grid.

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Saturday, October 19, 2019

Electric Vehicle Showcase

Join Environment Virginia for an electric vehicle (EV) car show to celebrate environmental, consumer, and public health benefits of cleaner cars!

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DPR Community Composting Workshop

Take this one-hour training and then you can join any DPR community compost cooperative, allowing you to drop off your food scraps, help turn them into compost and use the finished product!

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