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Webinar: Global wildfire resilience: Australia’s journey and what it could mean for the U.S.
The discussion will focus on how governments can bring multiple stakeholders together to promote shared responsibility for improving resilience and adapting to wildfire risk, and what the U.S. and other countries can learn from Australia’s journey.

Oct 26, 2021 03:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Dominique Hogan-Doran
Senior Counsel Assisting Australia’s Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements
Dominique Hogan-Doran SC is a leading Senior Counsel of the Australian Bar. She conducts a national advocacy and advisory practice, appearing in superior courts & tribunals, as well as Royal Commissions & public inquiries into matters of heightened public concern and national significance. An accredited Arbitrator and Mediator, Dominique also specialises in resolving complex, multi-party disputes involving commercial, financial, and insurance claims. Dominique is ranked by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 as a ‘Leading Silk’ in Commercial Disputes and in White Collar Crime, lauded as ‘pre-eminent’ in investigations, inquiries and Royal Commissions, and a ‘stand-out’ for her ‘incisive handling of financial sector cases’. She is also recognised by Best Lawyers Australia for Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Financial Institutions and Superannuation Law, and by Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession for Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution.
Michael Wara
Director of the Climate and Energy Policy Program @Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Michael is a lawyer and scholar focused on climate and energy policy. Wara is Director of the Climate and Energy Policy Program and a senior research scholar at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, where he provides fact-based, bipartisan, technical and legal assistance to policymakers engaged in the development of novel climate and energy law and regulation. He also facilitates the connection of Stanford faculty with cutting edge policy debates on climate and energy, leveraging Stanford’s energy and climate expertise to craft real world solutions to these challenges. Wara’s legal and policy scholarship focuses on wildfire, carbon pricing, energy innovation, and regulated industries. He collaborates with economists, engineers and scientists in research on the design and evaluation of technical and regulatory solutions to climate and energy challenges. He is also an expert on international environmental law with a particular focus on the ozone and climate treaty regimes.
Nancy Watkins
Principal and Consulting Actuary @Milliman
Nancy P. Watkins is a principal and consulting actuary in Milliman's San Francisco office who leads a consulting practice that specializes in climate resilience, insurtech and catastrophic property risk. At the forefront of innovation in flood risk, her team provides state-of-the-art tools, technology, and analysis to insurers, reinsurers, and stakeholders in the flood insurance space. Widely known as a thought leader in the areas of property insurance availability and affordability, Nancy serves on the United Nations Capital Development Fund’s Climate Insurance Linked Resilient Infrastructure Finance Working Group to pilot climate adaptation financing for emerging markets and least developed countries. She leads the Milliman Climate Resilience Initiative and was awarded the American Academy of Actuaries Outstanding Volunteerism Award for her participation on the Flood Insurance Work Group.