Updates

NEW UPDATE – State Agency Vulnerability Assessment

A State Agency Vulnerability Assessment Survey is being developed as part of the State Hazard Mitigation and Climate Adaptation Plan. The assessment will be an easy-to-use online survey and data collection tool, and it will be employed by the Commonwealth’s state agencies to perform their agency-wide vulnerability assessment.  The vulnerability assessment will address physical assets, missions, and services provided for each agency.

The tool will include a series of questions and targeted information gathering modules to support the identification of existing asset vulnerabilities as well as information on state hazard mitigation and climate adaptation capabilities that may help agencies respond to these challenges.  There is also a component focused on a self-assessment of each agency’s overall effectiveness and actions that can be taken to improve or enhance mission delivery and performance.

The survey tool will be consistent with and complementary to the State Hazard Mitigation and Climate Adaptation Plan’s methodologies for risk and vulnerability assessment, and it will inform the risk assessment and the state capability and adaptive capacity analysis being conducted as part of the plan.

The online State Agency Vulnerability Assessment Survey Tool will be released in October 2017, followed by training sessions for state agencies. EEA and EOPSS will be working with state agencies to help them complete online assessments in the next few months for incorporation into the state plan.

Hazard Mitigation and Climate Adaptation Stakeholder Initial Workshop – August 2, 2017

This is a kick off meeting for all stakeholders to attend to learn more about the Massachusetts Hazard Mitigation and Climate Adaption Plan. The morning includes presentations and discussions with breakout sessions. We are also seeking
feedback on determining climate variables and vulnerabilities. The kickoff meeting agenda is available here. Participants will be provided a worksheet for each breakout session to record their feedback. These worksheets are available here for download. We encourage those who cannot attend this workshop but are interested in their voice being heard to complete the worksheets and email them to mitigation@state.ma.us.

Wednesday, August 2, 9:00am-12:00pm
Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
Field Headquarters
1 Rabbit Hill Road (off North Drive)
Westborough, MA
All are welcome; RSVP is Required

Sponsored by:
Mass Emergency Management Agency, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, and the State Plan Project Management Team.
Questions?: mitigation@state.ma.us
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ma-hazard-mitigation-climate-adaption-plan-kick-off-registration-36075473713

July / August 2017 Project Update

Please click here to see a snapshot of the project status and next steps.

Risk Assessment Methodology Summary

The project team has developed a Risk Assessment Methodology document, which will serve as a road map of required tasks to complete the risk assessment component of the Massachusetts Hazard Mitigation and Climate Adaption Plan. A one-page summary of the methodology is available here.