Posted on 01/14/2016, 1:30 pm, by mySteinbach

Steinbach Mayor and AMM president Chris Goertzen, announced The Association of Manitoba Municipalities (AMM) and the Manitoba government is co-hosting a one-day conference focused on creating a vision for a resilient future for Manitoba.

“This one-day session will bring together experts, practitioners and community leaders as we find solutions to future challenges for building a more resilient Manitoba,” said Infrastructure and Transportation Minister Steve Ashton. “The future of emergency management will be discussed with experts, practitioners and community leaders as they examine theories and current practices as they apply to our changing environment and world. This will help guide us as we respond to increasingly severe weather events and continuing climate change.”

“Manitoba municipalities are experiencing more frequent and severe weather events, while at the same time, changing demographics are impacting how communities are able to respond to these emergencies,” said Steinbach Mayor Chris Goertzen. “It is important and timely to look at how we can ensure communities are best prepared for these situations into the future.”

The session will devote an equal amount of time to two main topics: coping with emergency management under a future climate, and changing demographics and the impact on emergency management.